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Effect of temperature gradient on crack initiation

Homma, H. and Shah, Qasim Hussain and Kawada, S. (1995) Effect of temperature gradient on crack initiation. International Journal of Pressure Vessels & Piping, 63 (3). pp. 339-345. ISSN 0308-0161

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Compact tension (CT) specimens of pressure vessel steel A533B have been subjected to linear distributions of temperature along the crack line. The temperature dependence of fracture toughness for the A533B steel creates a fracture toughness gradient in such a specimen. The specimens simulated an irradiated pressure vessel wall and a functionally gradient material. The CT specimens subjected to linear distributions of temperature were tested to evaluate the fracture toughness for crack initiation. In all tests, the temperature at the crack tip was kept at -10°C or -55°C. If the value of the temperature gradient ahead of the crack tip exceeded a critical value. the fracture toughness deviated from the toughness obtained under a uniform temperature of -10°C or -55°C.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3563/5656
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compact tension specimens; Crack line; Linear temperature distribution
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001 Production of electric energy. Powerplants
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Qasim Hussain Shah
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5656

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