WIT Press


Creep Crack Growth Simulations By A Modified Damage Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DF040031

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

547 kb

Author(s)

M. Götting, J. Rösler & D. Del Genovese

Abstract

Researchers have proven that both environmental effects and the formation of defects such as cavities due to plastic flow and creep control the high temperature fracture behavior of nickel base superalloys under quasi-static load. Creep crack growth experiments are well suited to investigate these effects. Modeling of such tests can help to better understand the occurring mechanisms. Waspaloy is an example for a material with numerous cavities ahead of the crack tip after creep crack growth testing at 973 K. In this case, the model must be able to combine damage caused by plastic and viscoplastic flow. The complicated stress state caused by the geometry, the crack propagation and the material’s behavior require the use of FEM to predict creep crack growth. Thus, several modifications to the classic damage models become nec

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