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Li, M,O'Donoghue, PE,Leen, SB
2019
October
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications
Microstructure modeling of high-temperature microcrack initiation and evolution in a welded 9Cr martensitic steel
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Crystal plasticity weld inter-critical heat-affected zone ferrite crack nucleation and evolution CREEP CRACK-GROWTH HEAT-AFFECTED ZONE LATH MARTENSITE IV CRACKING DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR JOINTS IDENTIFICATION NUCLEATION FRACTURE
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Welded joints in tempered 9Cr-1Mo operating at elevated temperatures are well known to be prone to premature failure due to cracking in the heat-affected zone. This paper describes a crystal plasticity model to predict the microcrack initiation and evolution in the inter-critical heat-affected zone of 9Cr-1Mo welded steel at elevated temperature. A crystal plasticity finite element model indicates that the micro-cracks of 9Cr-1Mo steel mostly nucleate at prior austenite grain boundaries and boundary clustered regions. Inter-granular and trans-granular microcracking are shown to be the key predicted microdamage mechanisms from the current crystal plasticity model. A small amount of ferrite in the inter-critical heat-affected zone is shown to not only influence the microcrack initiation and evolution, but also significantly accentuate material degradation for a given applied load leading to premature failure at high temperature.
10.1177/1464420719833086
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