Cyclic thermal and mechanical loads are frequently applied to power plants during their service lives due to the regular operation of start-up and shutdown. Design or actual lives of these high temperature machines and structures have been mainly dominated by the creep-fatigue failure life. Since most of these failures happen at limited local area, namely, it may happen at the geometrical or material discontinuities in structures or components, the detail inelastic analyses with a conservative margin are required at the design and maintenance. However, much time and colossal effort should be avoided at the stage of development to reduce the total cost of designing because the design changes many times until the final configuration is fixed. Many materials in the high temperature components are subjected to inelastic behaviors; plastic or creep strain always cause in the components. In the computational analyses such as Finite Element Analyses, constitutive equations of both plasticity and creep affect analytical results. Neuber’s rule is employed in the present design code to achieve the simplified design of component but its result sometimes provides more conservative margin. Stress Redistribution Locus (Hereinafter denoted as SRL) method is a simplified inelastic analysis and was developed in Japan. ETD committee in HPI has studied its applicability to basic problems and actual components.

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