Creep failure simulations for 316H at 550°C

Nak Hyun Kim, Yun Jae Kim, Catrin M. Davies, Kamran M. Nikbin, David W. Dean

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In this work a method to simulate failure due to creep is proposed using finite element damage analysis. The creep damage model is based on the creep ductility exhaustion concept. Incremental damage is defined by the ratio of incremental inelastic (plastic & creep) strain and multi-axial ductility. A simple linear damage summation rule is applied. When accumulated damage becomes unity, element stresses are reduced to almost zero to simulate progressive crack growth. The model is validated through comparison with experimental data on various sized compact tension, C(T), specimens of 316H stainless steel at 550 °C. The influence of the inelastic strain rate on the uniaxial ductility is considered. Good agreement is found between the simulated results and the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jul 152012 Jul 19

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
ISSN (Print)0277-027X


ConferenceASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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