Experimental Analysis of Thermal Fatigue in Bimetallic Welds


Article Preview

The bimetallic weld joints are widely utilized in the pressurized water reactors, boiling water reactors, heat exchangers in process industries, heat transport piping system utilized in nuclear plants, etc. The present study is aimed at analyzing the bimetallic weld strength degradation due to thermal fatigue. For generating thermal fatigue like conditions, an experimental test rig has been developed. The bimetallic weld between low alloy steel SA 516 grade 70 and stainless steel 304 L was prepared. The experimental results show that, heating time, notch radius and number of cycles have the effect on tensile properties of bimetallic welds.



Edited by:

Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor and Hao Gong






H. K. Aggarwal et al., "Experimental Analysis of Thermal Fatigue in Bimetallic Welds", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 880, pp. 124-127, 2017

Online since:

November 2016




* - Corresponding Author

[1] R. Chhibber, N. Arora, S.R. Gupta and B.K. Dutta: J. Mech. Eng. Sci. C Vol. 220 (2006), pp.1121-1133.

[2] R. Chhibber, N. Arora, S.R. Gupta and B.K. Dutta, Proceeding of 14th ISME International conference on mechanical engineering in Knowledge age Delhi College of engineering, New Delhi, (2005).

[3] Laukkanen, A., Nevasmaa, P., Ehrnsten, U., and Rintamaa, R. Transactions SMiRT 16, paper 1566, (2001).

[4] The BIMET –Project, final report (2001).

[5] Schwalbe, K. H., Cornec, A., and Lidbury, D. Int. J. Pres. Ves. Pipe 81 (2004) pp.251-277.

[6] Devaux. J., Mottet G, Bergheaul J, Bhandari S.K. Faidy C, Transactions of ASME Vol 122, page 368-373 (2000).

In order to see related information, you need to Login.