Study of creep damage in a 10.86% Cr heat resistant steel using synchrotron X-ray microtomography

C. Gupta, H. Toda, C. Schlacher, P. Mayr, C. Sommitsch, K. Uesugi, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeuchi, M. Kobayashi

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Synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography (SR-μCT) scans have been carried out on sample coupons extracted from fracture specimens of a 10.86% Cr heat resistant steel exposed to creep deformation at 873K over stresses of 120, 150 and 180 MPa. The 3D cavitation characteristics in terms of void volume fraction, number density and size distribution as a function of the applied stress has been determined by quantitative analysis of reconstructed tomography slice datasets. The relationship between heterogeneous spatial distributions of creep voids and variation in rupture life has been explored in terms of microstructural specific nucleation sites during the onset of creep embrittlement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Century of Stainless Steels
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 29 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventStainless Steel Centenary Symposium, SSCS 2013 - Mumbai, India
Duration: Aug 12 2013Aug 14 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


OtherStainless Steel Centenary Symposium, SSCS 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Gupta, C., Toda, H., Schlacher, C., Mayr, P., Sommitsch, C., Uesugi, K., ... Kobayashi, M. (2013). Study of creep damage in a 10.86% Cr heat resistant steel using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. In A Century of Stainless Steels (pp. 476-483). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 794).