Creep Property Evaluation of Heat-Resistant Steels by Small Punch Creep Test
The recently developed small punch (SP) creep test was applied to four different heatresistant ferritic steels, namely, two kinds of conventional ferritic steels which had been actually used in the high-temperature components for long periods and two advanced high chromium ferritic steels for fusion reactor materials to investigate the applicability of the SP creep test. The ratio of the load of SP creep test to the stress of standard uniaxial creep test was calculated so that both the creep rupture curves (load/stress versus Larson-Miller parameter curves) were overlapped to convert the results of SP creep test into those of standard test. As a result, the ratio was determined to be 2.4, irrespective of the kind of ferritic steel. This result indicates that the creep rupture strength of heat-resistance ferritic steels can be estimated using a miniaturized plate-type specimen and this conversion coefficient 2.4 independent of the kind of ferritic steel.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
S. Komazaki et al., "Creep Property Evaluation of Heat-Resistant Steels by Small Punch Creep Test", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 4434-4439, 2007