Results of a Japanese round robin program for creep crack growth using Gr.92 steel welds

M. Tabuchi, A. T. Yokobori, Ryuji Sugiura, M. Yatomi, A. Fuji, K. Kobayashi

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    High-Cr ferritic heat-resistant steels are commonly used for boiler components in ultra-super critical thermal power plants operated at about 600 °C. In the welded joints of these steels, Type-IV cracks initiate in the fine-grained HAZ during long-term use at high temperatures, causing their creep strength to decrease. To assist the standardization of the testing and evaluation method for creep crack growth (CCG) in the welded components, we conducted round robin tests (RRT) using 9Cr-0.5Mo-1.8. W-V-Nb steel (ASME Grade 92 steel) welded joint as part of the VAMAS TWA31 collaboration. The CCG tests were carried out using the CT specimen and the circumferentially-notched round bar specimen for both the base metal and welded joint of Gr.92 steel. Testing was performed at four different laboratories. The effects of specimen configuration, temperature, load, and stress triaxiality conditions on the crack growth rate and fracture life were investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3066-3076
    Number of pages11
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct


    • Creep crack growth
    • High temperature fracture mechanics
    • High-Cr ferritic Gr.92 steel
    • Weld joint

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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