Volume 15, Issue 9 (2015)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2015, 15(9): 407-416 | Back to browse issues page

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Vakil-Tahami F, Rasoulian A, Mohammad Alizadeh Fard A. Obtaining the creep constitutive parameters for the layers of butt-welded 1.25Cr0.5Mo pipe. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 15 (9) :407-416
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-326-en.html
1- Associate professor, University of Tabriz
Abstract:   (7051 Views)
Creep behavior of butt-welded joints in pressurized steel pipes operating at high temperature is one of the major concerns in industry. The creep behavior of 1.25Cr0.5Mo weldment has been investigated in this paper. Three different layers: Base Metal (BM), Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) and Weld Metal (WM) have been considered and the creep behavior of each layer has been modeled using constitutive equations. Constitutive parameters have been determined using the results of uniaxial constant load creep tests. A numerical approach based on least square method has been used to calculate optimum values of the constitutive parameters. The results have been compared with those provided in the literature for different alloys and good agreement has been observed. Creep tests have been carried out at 30, 35, 40 and 50 MPa and temperature levels of 670, 700, 725, 750 and 800 °C. Specimens have been machined out from Base and Weld Metal. Since machining specimens with appropriate size from HAZ is impossible, a method is proposed to obtain constitutive parameters for this layer. This method is validated by comparing the constitutive parameters which have been calculated for WM with those obtained using creep tests. Micrographical and microhardness tests show that there are significant differences in the microstructure of the layers. Consequently, the creep behavior of layers is different. The results show that steady state creep strain rate for WM is higher than the rates for BM and HAZ; also at low stress levels, creep strain rate of HAZ is larger than BM.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Creep, Fatigue & Failure
Received: 2015/07/4 | Accepted: 2015/08/21 | Published: 2015/08/22

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