The Crack Growth Evaluation of A335 P22 Steels by Acoustic Emission
Acoustic emission (AE) technique was used to investigate fatigue crack growth on compact tension specimens of aging materials at room temperature. Test materials have been sampled steam pipe serviced the actual operation conditions for a long time in fossil power plant. The compact tension test specimens were subjected to load stress ratios of 0.33, 0.5, and 0.66. All the fatigue tests were performed at a frequency of 1Hz. The test results indicate that acoustic emission counts show reasonable correlation with crack propagation rates for applied stress ratios. When the crack growth rates increase, AE’s counts and energies show increment. Also, the higher stress ratios, the faster crack propagation rates. Based on these relationships it may be possible to predict the remaining service life of fatigue-damaged steam pipes.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
G. W. Song et al., "The Crack Growth Evaluation of A335 P22 Steels by Acoustic Emission ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 2083-2089, 2005