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A Micromechanics Approach for Assessing the Applicability of Precracked Charpy Specimens to Determine the T0 Reference Temperature

[+] Author Affiliations
Rafael G. Savioli, Claudio Ruggieri

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Paper No. PVP2013-97100, pp. V005T11A005; 12 pages
doi:10.1115/PVP2013-97100
From:
  • ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 5: High-Pressure Technology; ASME NDE Division; Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium
  • Paris, France, July 14–18, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, Nondestructive Evaluation Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5569-0
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

This work describes an application of a micromechanics model for cleavage fracture to determine the reference temperature for pressure vessel steels from precracked Charpy (PCVN) specimens. A central objective is evaluate the effectiveness of the Weibull stress (σw) model to correct effects of constraint loss in PCVN specimens which serve to determine the indexing temperature T0 based on the Master Curve methodology. Fracture toughness testing conducted on an A285 Grade C pressure vessel steel provides the cleavage fracture resistance data needed to estimate T0. Very detailed non-linear finite element analyses for 3-D models of plane-sided SE(B) and PCVN specimens provide the evolution of near-tip stress field with increased macroscopic load (in terms of the J-integral) to define the relationship between σw and J from which the variation of fracture toughness across different crack configurations is predicted. For the tested material, the Weibull stress methodology yields estimates for the reference temperature, T0, from small fracture specimens which are in good agreement with the corresponding estimates derived from testing of much larger crack configurations.

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