Sahu, M and Ghosh, Arpita and Singh, S. N. and Sagar, Sarmishtha Palit (2022) Weibull parameter based probability distribution for predicting creep life of power plant materials: A non-destructive approach. Materials Today: Proceedings .
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The knowledge of remaining useful life and the probability of failure at any point of time in the life cycle of any power plant component is an important information for the plant operators to take preventive action. This paper focuses on life data evaluation of creep-exposed power plant material based on statistical probability distribution through Weibull analysis. The probability distribution was obtained considering the change in non-linear ultrasonic (NLU) parameter measured in P92 steel at different creep test conditions. The material was creep tested at 650⁰C for three different applied stresses. The NLU parameter (b), which indicates the extent of damage, is the ratio of the amplitude of the fundamental frequency of the transmitted signal to the square of the amplitude of the second harmonic of a sinusoidal wave propagated into the material. The two-parameter based Weibull distribution function was adopted for evaluating the cumulative distribution function and failure rate. A sudden increase in NLU parameter was observed at 80% of creep damage followed by a drop in its value indicating the specimen failure. With increase in applied stress, failure rate increase was also observed. Microstructural observations revealed that with creep progress, the growth and coarsening of precipitates, micro crack formation and their coalescence were the major cause for increase in failure rate. Therefore, application of this technique can be useful for evaluating the creep life and probability of failure of any plant component in a non-invasive way.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Creep Failure rate P92 steel Ultrasonic nonlinearity Weibull distribution|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||DR A GHOSH|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2023 11:59|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2023 11:59|
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