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Initiation of stress corrosion cracking in pre-strained austenitic stainless steels exposed to primary water

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Pauline Huguenin
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Jérôme Crépin
Cecilie Duhamel
Henry Proudhon
François Vaillant
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Résumé

The present study aims at better understanding the role of pre-straining on crack initiation and at developing an engineering model for IGSCC initiation of 304L and 316L stainless steels in primary water. The effects of pre-straining (tensile versus cold rolling), cold-work level and strain path on the SCC mechanisms are investigated. Experimental results demonstrate the predominant effect of the strain path on SCC susceptibility for all pre-straining levels. Maps of SCC initiation susceptibility have been proposed. A critical crack depth between 10 and 20μm has been demonstrated to define transition between slow propagation and fast propagation rate for rolled materials. For tensile pre-straining, the critical crack depth is in the range 20 - 50μm. Experimental evidence supports the notion of a KISCC threshold, whose value depends on materials, pre-straining and applied load. The initiation time has been found to depend on the applied loading as a function of (smax/YS)11.5. In this study, material differences rely on strain path effect on the mechanical properties. As a result, a high stress exponent has been identified which includes all micro-scale mechanisms leading to strain localisation at initiation sites.
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hal-00999009 , version 1 (03-06-2014)

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Pauline Huguenin, Jérôme Crépin, Cecilie Duhamel, Henry Proudhon, François Vaillant. Initiation of stress corrosion cracking in pre-strained austenitic stainless steels exposed to primary water. 6th international conference on environmental degradation of materials in nuclear power systems - water reactors, Aug 2013, Asheville, United States. 20 p. ⟨hal-00999009⟩
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