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Barrett, RA;O'Hara, E;O'Donoghue, PE;Leen, SB
ASME PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING CONFERENCE - 2015, VOL 3
HIGH TEMPERATURE LOW CYCLE FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF MARBN AT 600 degrees C
2015
January
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VISCOPLASTIC CONSTITUTIVE-EQUATIONS POWER-PLANT STEELS IV FRACTURE BORON MODEL SUPPRESSION EVOLUTION JOINTS
The changing face of fossil fuel power generation is such that next generation plants must be capable of operating under (i) flexible conditions to accommodate renewal sources of energy and (ii) higher steam pressures and temperatures to improve plant efficiency. These changes result in increased creep and fatigue degradation of plant components. The key limiting factor to achieving more efficient, flexible plant operation is the development of advanced materials capable of operating under such conditions. MarBN is a new precipitate strengthened 9Cr martensitic steel, with added boron and tungsten, designed to provide enhanced creep strength and precipitate stability at high temperature. Accurate characterisation of this material is necessary so that it can be used under flexible plant operating conditions with high temperature fatigue.This paper presents a combined work program of experimental testing and computational modelling on a cast MarBN material. To characterise and assess the fatigue performance of MarBN, an experimental program of high temperature low cycle fatigue (HTLCF) tests is conducted at a temperature of 600 degrees C. MarBN is found to give an increased stress range compared to previous P91 steel experiments, as well as considerable cyclic softening. To characterise the constitutive behaviour of the cast MarBN material, a recently developed unified cyclic viscoplastic material model is calibrated and validated across a range of strain-rates and strain-ranges, with good correlation achieved with the measured data throughout.
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