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Effects Of End Loading On The Creep Failure Behaviour Of CrMoV Welds In Main Steam Pipelines

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DM000391

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,041 kb

Author(s)

T.H. Hyde, W. Sun & A.A. Becker

Abstract

This paper describes an investigation into the effects of end (system) loading on the creep failure behaviour of internally pressurised thick walled pipe welds, using the FE method with simplified axisymmetric models. Steady-state and creep damage analyses were performed for a series of new, service-aged, and repaired welds in main steam pipes in power generation plants. The material properties used were related to CrMoV weldment materials at 640° C. Stress distributions were obtained and failure lives were predicted for each weld situation, under a closed-end condition and with additional axial loading. The rupture stresses showed very little variation across the heat-affected zone (HAZ), in the dominant stress regions, for closed-end loading. However, the variation is more significant when additional axial

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