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Javanroodi F, Nikbin K M. The Fracture Mechanics Concept of Creep and Creep/Fatigue Crack Growth in Life Assessment . IJIEPR. 2006; 17 (3) :1-7
URL: http://ijiepr.iust.ac.ir/article-1-110-en.html

, f.roodi@ic.ac.uk
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There is an increasing need to assess the service life of components containing defect which operate at high temperature. This paper describes the current fracture mechanics concepts that are employed to predict cracking of engineering materials at high temperatures under static and cyclic loading. The relationship between these concepts and those of high temperature life assessment methods is also discussed. A model for predicting creep crack growth initiation and growth in terms of C* and the creep uniaxial ductility is presented and it is shown that this model gives good agreement with the experimental results. The effects of cyclic loading on crack growth behaviour are considered and fractography evidence is shown to back a simple cumulative damage concept when dealing with creep/fatigue interaction. Finally a discussion is presented which highlights the important aspect of life assessment methodology for high temperature plant.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Material Managment
Received: 2010/07/19 | Accepted: 2014/07/21 | Published: 2014/07/21

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