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BMFB 4283 NDT & FAILURE ANALYSIS Lectures for Week 11 Prof. Qumrul Ahsan, PhD Department of Engineering Materials Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering.

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1 BMFB 4283 NDT & FAILURE ANALYSIS Lectures for Week 11 Prof. Qumrul Ahsan, PhD Department of Engineering Materials Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering

2 11.0 Creep and Stress Rupture 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Creep Tests 10.3 Mechanism of Creep Deformation and 10.4 Fracture at Elevated Temperature 10.5 Creep Data Issues to address

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20 Ductile fracture initiated at inclusions and second-phase particles Transgranular fracture due to nucleation of voids and void coalescence are postponed Grain boundary sliding, wedge crack s and voids growth -> intergranular fracture At high temp, matl necks down to rupture ( absence of nucleation and coalescence of voids) Creep cavitation : nucleation and growth of grain-boundary voids (third stage) Extremely high stresses normal to a grain boundary are required to nucleate a cavity. Cavity growth will occur if

21 . (From W.D. Nix and J. C. Gibeling, in Flow and Fracture at ElevatedTemperatures, ed, R. Raj (Metals Park, Ohio: ASM, 1985).) Mechanisms of intergranular nucleation Two types of intergranular cracks : Wedge-shaped cracks (w-type cracking) Round or elliptical cavities (r-type crack)

22 22 Critical Factors in Creep The rate of damage or strain rate Threshold temperatures Low creep ductility is: –More severe for higher tensile strength materials and welds. –More likely in a coarse- grained material than a fine- grained material. –Promoted by certain carbide types in some Cr-Mo steels.

23 23 Creep and Stress Rupture Affected Units or Equipment Heater tubes, tube supports, hangers and other furnace internals. Piping and equipment, such as hot-wall catalytic reforming reactors and furnace tubes, hydrogen reforming furnace tubes Weld and HAZ of Catalytic Reformer Tubes and Reactors Welds of dissimilar materials (ferritic to austenitic welds) All boiler and fired heater tubes are susceptible.

24 24 Appearance or Morphology of Creep Damage Dimensional Replication and hardness Change in dimensions Creep voiding Change in microstructure (SEM, OM) Change in hardness

25 25 Prevention / Mitigation of Creep To prevent creep damage - minimize the metal temperature To avoid stress concentrators Low creep ductility can be minimized by the careful selection of chemistry for low alloy materials (e.g. PWHT of Cr-Mo Steel) Creep damage is not reversible - repair or replace the damaged component. Alloys with improved creep resistance may be required for longer life (e.g. Nb, V, Mo, Ti) Visual inspection followed by thickness measurements may be required to assess remaining life of heater tubes

26 Typical fractograph of creep crack growth Mixed Mode : Intergranular and Transgranular Intergranular

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31 Creep strength could be estimated from rupture strength with sufficient accuracy for design purposes Monkman and Grant relationship logt r + Clogє s = K, where K and C are constant and t r is rupture life and є s is the minimum creep rate Creep properties of copper tested at 688K. Make an estimate of (a) the rupture time at 27.6 MPa and (b) the stress required to give a rupture time of s Stress, MPaMinimum creep rate, % s -1 Time to fracture, s x x x


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