Recent changes in the design of steam turbine power plant have necessitated the replacement of bolted flanges with welded joints. The design process therefore requires a knowledge of the creep rupture strength of the weld metal consumed in the welding process. This study presents a method which can be used to estimate the creep rupture strength of ferritic steel weld metals, from a knowledge of the creep strength of wrought plates. The method is validated using published data. The software associated with the calculations is freely available on the worldwideweb.
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Vol. 5, 2000, 8190.
Download PDF file of paper (200 kbytes)
Download TeX file of paper (2 kbytes)
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining
A journal founded and edited by 

Mathematical Modelling of Weld Phenomena
Eds. H. Cerjak and K. E. Eastering 

Mathematical Modelling of Weld Phenomena 2
Edited by H. Cerjak 

Mathematical Modelling of Weld Phenomena 3
Edited by H. Cerjack 

Mathematical Modelling of Weld Phenomena 4
Edited by H. Cerjack 