Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue

Matthias Bruchhausen, Kevin Mottershead, Caitlin Hurley, Thomas Métais, Román Cicero, Marc Vankeerberghen, Jean-Christophe Le Roux

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Abstract

The European project INCEFA-PLUS will characterize environmental fatigue in pressurized water reactor (PWR) conditions. The aim is to develop new guidelines for assessing environmental fatigue damage susceptibility of nuclear power plant (NPP) components. The consortium consists of 16 public and private organizations from across Europe. The project is structured in two phases: The first phase is an extensive fatigue testing program; in the second phase, a procedure for estimating the environmental fatigue degradation of the materials will be formulated. During the test phase, a selection of austenitic stainless steels used in NPPs will be characterized with regard to fatigue. The test matrix will focus on the effects of mean strain, strain amplitude, hold time periods, and surface roughness on fatigue life. Sensitivities to these parameters will be tested in PWR environments with additional tests in air for reference purposes. The study of hold time effects will lead to very long testing times, limiting the total number of tests. It is therefore crucial to establish a test matrix that allows the study of the principal effects of interest while taking into account the nuisance effects, such as different specimen geometries, particular material microstructures, and other laboratory-dependent factors that may not be well-controlled. Methods and considerations for establishing a single test matrix are presented in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis
EditorsKamran Nikbin, Peter C. McKeighan, Zhigang Wei, Gary D. Harlow
PublisherAmerican Society for Testing and Materials ASTM
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
VolumeSTP 1598
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8031-7640-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-8031-7639-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSymposium on Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis 2016 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 4 May 20165 May 2016

Publication series

NameASTM Selected Technical Papers
PublisherASTM
Volume1598
ISSN (Print)0066-0558

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period4/05/165/05/16

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Fatigue of materials
Pressurized water reactors
Fatigue testing
Fatigue damage
Austenitic stainless steel
Nuclear power plants
Surface roughness
Degradation
Microstructure
Geometry
Testing
Air

Keywords

  • design of experiments
  • environmentally assisted fatigue
  • round robin
  • nuclear power plant
  • pressurized water reactor

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Bruchhausen, M., Mottershead, K., Hurley, C., Métais, T., Cicero, R., Vankeerberghen, M., & Le Roux, J-C. (2017). Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue. In K. Nikbin, P. C. McKeighan, Z. Wei, & G. D. Harlow (Eds.), Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis (Vol. STP 1598, pp. 1-18). American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM. ASTM Selected Technical Papers, Vol.. 1598 https://doi.org/10.1520/STP159820160047
Bruchhausen, Matthias ; Mottershead, Kevin ; Hurley, Caitlin ; Métais, Thomas ; Cicero, Román ; Vankeerberghen, Marc ; Le Roux, Jean-Christophe. / Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue. Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis. editor / Kamran Nikbin ; Peter C. McKeighan ; Zhigang Wei ; Gary D. Harlow. Vol. STP 1598 American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM, 2017. pp. 1-18 (ASTM Selected Technical Papers, Vol. 1598).
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Bruchhausen, M, Mottershead, K, Hurley, C, Métais, T, Cicero, R, Vankeerberghen, M & Le Roux, J-C 2017, Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue. in K Nikbin, PC McKeighan, Z Wei & GD Harlow (eds), Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis. vol. STP 1598, American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM, ASTM Selected Technical Papers, vol. 1598, pp. 1-18, Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis 2016, San Antonio, United States, 4/05/16. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP159820160047

Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue. / Bruchhausen, Matthias; Mottershead, Kevin; Hurley, Caitlin; Métais, Thomas; Cicero, Román; Vankeerberghen, Marc; Le Roux, Jean-Christophe.

Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis. ed. / Kamran Nikbin; Peter C. McKeighan; Zhigang Wei; Gary D. Harlow. Vol. STP 1598 American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM, 2017. p. 1-18 (ASTM Selected Technical Papers, Vol. 1598).

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Bruchhausen M, Mottershead K, Hurley C, Métais T, Cicero R, Vankeerberghen M et al. Establishing a multi-laboratory test plan for environmentally assisted fatigue. In Nikbin K, McKeighan PC, Wei Z, Harlow GD, editors, Fatigue and Fracture Test Planning, Test Data Acquisitions and Analysis. Vol. STP 1598. American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM. 2017. p. 1-18. (ASTM Selected Technical Papers, Vol. 1598). https://doi.org/10.1520/STP159820160047