Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Long-Term Creep Life Estimation for Manaurite XM Material, Using a Constrained Monkman-Grant Plot and Proportional Similitude

[+] Author Affiliations
Howard R. Voorhees

Materials Technology Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI

H. Chong Rhee

ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

Michael K. Baker

ConocoPhillips, Billings, MT

Paper No. PVP2011-57402, pp. 163-169; 7 pages
  • ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication, Parts A and B
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 17–21, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4456-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


The present paper revisits a constrained use of Monkman-Grant coordinates, a relatively little employed or appreciated method for estimation of long-term creep life. This method is based on a logarithmic plot of remaining life versus the steady creep rate. A procedure, here called proportional similitude, is also discussed as a means to estimate the steady creep rate or time to rupture at an early stage of a test. Numerous studies as yet mostly unpublished increasingly demonstrate for many steel samples from prior creep service that a combination of these two methods permits extrapolations at least as soon, as accurate, and at overall cost similar to other popular procedures. One of the advantages of this procedure is that short term creep test results can be extrapolated to long-term creep life in a transparent manner without complex mathematical maneuvers or need for typical reference properties or initial behavior of the sample. Results now available for a variety of widely-employed materials suggest that these methods may have more-general validity for remaining creep life evaluations than industry has recognized. This paper presents remaining creep lives obtained though a combination of four procedures, i.e., Monkman-Grant, proportional similitude, Larson-Miller, and curve fit methods, for exposed hydrogen reformer tube samples. Results are compared with those of previous Omega analyses performed independently for the same sample.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Creep



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In