Simulations of creep crack growth in 316 stainless steel using a novel creep-damage model Academic Article uri icon


  • The paper provides an advanced creep model which gives reasonable descriptions of the effects of damage and stress state from micromechanics viewpoint. A modified creep ductility exhaustion approach is employed to calculate the creep damage. Based on the proposed creep-damage model, numerical analyses of creep crack growth are conducted with a failure simulation technique. The simulated results are compared favorably with available experimental data for compact tension and thumbnail crack specimens for 316 stainless steel tested at 600 °C. The comparisons show the excellent capability of the proposed model in predicting the crack growth rate and progressive crack profiles. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wen, J., Tu, S., Gao, X., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 57

publication date

  • January 2013