Initiation of high temperature creep voids in notched components

Kenji Hatanaka, Alief Noor Yahya, Isamu Nonaka, Hideo Umaki

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Abstract

High temperature creep damage is caused by voids generated at grain boundary at elevated temperatures. Creep void formation is greatly influenced by stress state as well as metallurgical factors. In this paper, the notched component of 2.25 Cr-1 Mo steel, of which microstructure was prepared to be characteristic of the heat-affected zone in the welded joint by heat treatments, were creep-tested at 630°C. Then the creep void density and total length of creep voids to grain boundary length fraction were measured in the area of 1 × 1 mm2 settled around the notch root in association with the inclined angle of grain boundary against loading axis and the stress state around the root of notch, which was calculated using inelastic finite element method. Consequently, it was found that creep void tends to initiate much more at the grain boundary more perpendicular to loading axis and with the greater normal stress, and seems to originate and grow almost independent of the shear stress on the grain boundary, The much easier initiation and growth of creep voids at welded joint and/or notch roots are considered to be due to the much higher normal stress to the grain boundary developed under the greater stress triaxiality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-932
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Volume64
Issue number620
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • 2.25Cr-l Mo steel
  • Creep void
  • Finite element method
  • High-temperature creep
  • Image processing
  • Notched components
  • Stress components on grain boundary
  • Stress triaxiality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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