Creep Behavior of an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Iron with Ultrafine Grain Structure
The creep behavior of oxide-bearing Fe-0.6%O steel was studied in the temperature range of 550-700°C at stresses ranging from 100 to 400 MPa. The creep data showed high values of an apparent stress exponent n close to 16 for power-law creep. In addition the apparent experimental activation energy was much higher than that for the lattice diffusion in -iron. Analysis of creep data revealed that the deformation behavior was strongly affected by the threshold stresses, which are associated with the interaction between moving dislocations and fine incoherent oxide particles. Analysis of deformation behavior in terms of threshold stress leads the true stress exponent of 8; the activation energy for creep became close to value of activation energy for lattice diffusion at 700°C and for pipe-diffusion in the temperature range of 550–650°C.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
V. Dudko et al., "Creep Behavior of an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Iron with Ultrafine Grain Structure", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 3194-3199, 2010