Creep damage is one of the serious problems for the high temperature industries and computational approach (such as continuum damage mechanics) has been developed and used, complementary to the experimental approach, to assist safe operation. However, there are no ready creep damage constitutive equations to be used for predicting the lifetime for this type of alloy, particularly for low stress. This paper presents an analysis of the cavity nucleation, growth and coalescence mechanism of 9Cr-1Mo-VNb steel (P91 type) under high and low stress levels and multi-axial stress state.
|Journal||Advanced Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2013|