This paper presented a finite element analysis of the effect of brazed residual stress on creep for stainless steel plate-fin structure using finite element code ABAQUS. The as-brazed residual stress distribution generated during the brazing process was obtained. Two cases, which are denoted Cases 1 and 2, were analyzed and compared to discuss the effect of as-brazed residual stress on creep. Case 1 was to carry out creep analysis just at the internal operating pressure. Case 2 was to perform the creep analysis considering the internal operating pressure in conjunction with as-brazed residual stress. The results show that due to the mechanical property mismatch between filler metal and base metal, large residual stress is generated in the brazed joint, which has a great influence on creep for stainless steel plate-fin structure. The creep strain and stress distribution of the overall plate-fin structure is obtained. The position that is most likely to fail is the fillet for the plate-fin structure at high temperature. Especially in the fillet interface, the creep strain and stress distribution are discontinuous and uncoordinated, which have great effect on creep failure.
Finite Element Analysis of the Effect of Brazed Residual Stress on Creep for Stainless Steel Plate-Fin Structure
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Jiang, W., Gong, J., Chen, H., and Tu, S. T. (August 20, 2008). "Finite Element Analysis of the Effect of Brazed Residual Stress on Creep for Stainless Steel Plate-Fin Structure." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. November 2008; 130(4): 041203. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2967807
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