On the simulation of the small punch creep test—applied to 316L(N) austentic steels

Karl-Fredrik Nilsson, Daniele Baraldi, Stefan Holmström, Igor Simonovski

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    This paper describes a numerical analysis to predict the deformation and time to rupture of the small punch creep test for 316 L(N) austenitic steel. The constitutive model incorporates elasto-plastic nonlinear kinematic hardening and creep with primary, secondary and tertiary creep calibrated to the RCC-MRx code data. The computations are assessed by comparing with experimental data for a 500 µm thick sample clamped with a diameter of 5 mm loaded with a force 300,400 and 500N at 700°C. The model predicts the experimental observations quite well with respect to minimum deflection rate and time to rupture and its location using a local critical strain criterion. A very important feature is that the deformation and total effective strain distribution at rupture are almost identical for all loads as function of the time divided by the time to rupture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-264
    Number of pages10
    JournalMaterials At High Temperatures
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2024

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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