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Chapter in book “Fracture at all Scale” (2017):


Gordana M. Bakic, Milos B. Djukic, Bratislav Rajicic, Vera Sijacki Zeravcic, Aleksandar Maslarevic, Miladin Radovic, Vesna Maksimovic, Nenad Milosevic, Characterization of Tube Repair Weld in Thermal Power Plant Made of a 12%Cr Tempered Martensite Ferritic Steel, In book: Fracture at all Scales, Edition: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME), Editors: Guy Pluvinage, Ljubica Milovic, Springer International Publishing (2017), pp. 151-169, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32634-4_8

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The heat resistant tempered martensite ferritic steel X20CrMoV121 (DIN) has been extensively used within the last few decades as a material for boiler tubing systems and pipelines in thermal power plants (TPP). Long-term behavior of this steel is vastly researched and very well known, but main disadvantage is its poor weldability. In situ welding of martensitic steels is always challenging task and is usually quite difficult to implement properly in a short time, during forced outages of TPP. In this paper, characterization and mechanical properties of undermatch welded joint made during partial replacement of boiler outlet superheater (SH) in TPP by austenitic filler material, after 10 years of service are presented. Due to “cold” technique of welding, which does not required post weld heat treatment, this procedure were regular and widely used repair welding technique in two TPP (620 MW) units. In the purpose of comparison, two other type of matching welding joints of the same SH were also characterized: shop welded joint made by electrical resistance flash butt welding, as well as field welded joint made by gas tungsten arc welding during assembling of SH, which were both in service approximately 150,000 h.


Fracture at all Scales

Editors: Pluvinage, Guy, Milovic, Ljubica (Eds.)

Book information

This book is a compilation of selected papers from the 2014 New Trends in Fatigue and Fracture (NT2F14) Conference, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia. This prestigious conference brought together delegates from around the globe to discuss how to characterize, predict and analyze the fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, components, and structures using theoretical, experimental, numerical and practical approaches.

It highlights some important new trends in fracture mechanics presented at the conference, such as:

•   two-parameter fracture mechanics, arising from the coupling of fracture toughness and stress constraints

•   high-performance steel for gas and oil transportation and production (pressure vessels and boilers)

•   safety and reliability of welded joints

This book includes 12 contributions from well-known international scientists and a special tribute dedicated to the scientific contributions of Stojan Sedmark, who passed away in 2014.

Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

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