Temperature Dependence of Creep Properties of Cold-worked Hastelloy XR
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The creep properties of Hastelloy XR, in a solution treated, 10% or 20% cold-worked condition, were investigated at temperatures from 800 to 1, 000°C for the duration of creep tests up to about 2, 500ks. At 800 and 850°C, the steady-state creep rate and rupture ductility decreased and the rupture life increased after cold work of 10% or 20%. Although the rupture life of the 10% cold-worked alloy was longer at 900°C than that of the solution treated one, the rupture lives of the 10% cold-worked and solution treated alloys were almost equal at 950°C, which is the highest helium temperature in an intermediate heat exchanger of the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR). The beneficial effect of 10% cold work on the rupture life and the steady-state creep rate disappeared at 1, 000°C. The beneficial effect of 20% cold work disappeared at 950°C because significant dynamic recrystallization occurred during creep. While rupture ductility of this alloy decreased after cold work of 10% or 20%, it recovered to a considerable extent at 1, 000°C. It is emphasized that these cold work effects should be taken into consideration in design, operation and residual life estimation of high temperature components of the HTTR.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 32(6), 539-546, 1995-06-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan