Simulation of Stress Corrosion Crack Growth in Steam Generator Tubes

증기발생기 전열관에서의 응력부식균열 성장해석

  • 신규인 ;
  • 박재학 ;
  • 김흥덕 ;
  • 정한섭
  • Published : 2000.09.01


The stress corrosion crack growth is simulated assuming a small axial surface crack inside a S/G tube. Internal pressure and residual stresses are considered as applied forces. Stress intensity factors along crack front, variation of crack shape and crack growth rate are obtained and discussed. It is noted that the aspect ratio of the crack is not depend on the initial crack shape but depend on the residual stress distribution.


steam generator;stress corrosion cracking;residual stress