STRESS RELIEF CRACKING IN STEEL WELDMENTS
Cracking of pressure vessels or piping during postweld stress relief or during elevated temperature service is a comparatively recent phenomenon. It became a problem with the austenitic stainless steels in the 1950's, and with the low-alloy constructional steels in the 1960's. Although the vast majority of vessels have given satisfactory service, a few disastrous failures have caused serious concern, and have instigated extensive research into creep and high-temperature microstructural changes in the susceptible alloys. This interpretive report provides a valuable and timely review of this research, and will help engineers to avoid future occurrences of this problem.
- Publication of the paper was sponsored by the Interpretive Reports Committee of the Welding Research Council.
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- Meitzner, C F
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- Welding Research Council Bulletin
- Issue Number: 211
- TRT Terms: Pipe; Pressure vessels; Stress cracking; Stress relieving; Stresses; Weldments; Welds
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipe stresses; Stress relief cracking; Weld stresses; Welded piping
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00128174
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Welding Research Council
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM