Creep-Life Prediction of Type 316LN Stainless Steel by Minimum Commitment Method
This paper presents the results of the Minimum Commitment Method (MCM) applied to predict the creep rupture life of type 316LN SS. Constant A, and the function of P(T) and G(σ) being used in the MCM equation were determined. To determine a proper value of the constant A, a focal point method and a trial and error one were adopted, respectively. It was found to be A=-0.02~-0.05 for type 316LN SS. Each prediction curve with the A values were presented up to 106 hours and compared to the experimental data at each temperature. Using the short-term creep rupture data for under 2,000 hours, a long-time rupture reaching up to 106 hours was predicted by the MCM.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
W. G. Kim et al., "Creep-Life Prediction of Type 316LN Stainless Steel by Minimum Commitment Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 1313-1316, 2006