To guarantee the safe and highly efficient operation of the high temperature plants, evaluation of the material creep properties and deterioration are necessary. As for small-structure components, especially in service, the material is not sufficient to provide a standard specimen for creep tests. So, as one of the promising techniques, small specimen creep tests have been developed. Three-point bending specimen with fixed constraint (TPBSF) has been attracting scholars’ increasing interests due to its simple stress state and easily achievement of rupture data. However, the TPBSF is limited in many applications for its different constitutive equations and larger errors. In this study, on the basis of beam bending theory, the creep deformation formula of TPBSF was modified. Its feasibility and accuracy was verified by comparing with the creep test data of A7N01 aluminum alloy at 380 °C in literature. Further, based on this modified constitutive equation, finite element method was used to investigate the creep behavior of 0Cr18Ni9 at 600°C. The results show that the modified creep deformation constitutive equation correlates better with uniaxial creep. The corresponding creep parameters B and n of 0Cr18Ni9 at 600°C by TPBSF test are much closer to the experimental results by uniaxial specimen. Von Mises stress and normal stress distribute almost symmetrically along center line at the beginning. But they redistribute with increasing time and reach to a steady state with constant values.
Study on the Creep Property by Small Beam Specimen With Fixed Constraint
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Guo-Yan, Z, Hong-Yu, Q, Jun-Qi, W, Shan-Tung, T, & Jian-Guo, G. "Study on the Creep Property by Small Beam Specimen With Fixed Constraint." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication. Prague, Czech Republic. July 15–20, 2018. V06AT06A058. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2018-84959
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