Repair welding has been performed when damage has been detected in aged power boiler piping. Discontinuity of deformation ability occurs between the new weld metal and degraded used material in the repair welded joint. Therefore creep-fatigue properties become important under displacement controlled piping system loading. Partial repair welded joint specimen and full repair weld joint specimen were made using the retired 2.25Cr-1Mo steel main steam header. In order to clarify the creep-fatigue properties for two kinds of repair welded joint specimens, fatigue tests under 0.7% strain range with 60min tensile strain dwell were performed at 600C. Both kinds of specimens were necked and fractured at the heat affected zone of welded joint due to the axial strain concentration and ratcheting at heat affected zone. The creep-fatigue life of partial repair weld joint specimen was about half of that of full repair weld joint specimen. This may be due to the low creep-fatigue resistance of the heat affected zone for partial repair welded joint specimen.
Creep-Fatigue Properties for Repair Welded Joint
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Nonaka, I, Kubushiro, K, Ito, T, & Takagi, Y. "Creep-Fatigue Properties for Repair Welded Joint." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 Pressure Vessels and Piping/ICPVT-11 Conference. Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication. Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 23–27, 2006. pp. 373-379. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2006-ICPVT-11-93550
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