Fractography and mechanisms of environmentally enhanced fatigue crack propagation of a reactor vessel steel

Kari Törrönen, Markku Kemppainen

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Abstract

This paper describes the findings and interpretations of the fractographic survey conducted for the International Cyclic Crack Growth Rate (ICCGR) cooperative group round-robin specimens. Specimens of A533B pressure vessel steel were tested at several laboratories in the United States and elsewhere with the same nominal test parameters. A rather wide scatter of the results was found. A fractographic and metallographic survey was carried out in order to clarify the scatter and to evaluate the micromechanism of the crack growth. The fractographic findings are reported in detail and correlated to the crack growth behavior. A hydrogen-assisted crack propagation mechanism based on the fractography is proposed and applied to the observed crack growth behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Fatigue: Mechanics, Metallurgy, Electrochemistry and Engineering. ASTM STP 801. Eds. Crooker, T.W., Leis, B.N.
EditorsT.W. Crooker
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia
PublisherAmerican Society for Testing and Materials ASTM
Pages287-318
ISBN (Print)978-9-994-86911-4
Publication statusPublished - 1983
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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Törrönen, K., & Kemppainen, M. (1983). Fractography and mechanisms of environmentally enhanced fatigue crack propagation of a reactor vessel steel. In T. W. Crooker (Ed.), Corrosion Fatigue: Mechanics, Metallurgy, Electrochemistry and Engineering. ASTM STP 801. Eds. Crooker, T.W., Leis, B.N. (pp. 287-318). American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM.