Simulation of Stress Corrosion Crack Growth in Steam Generator Tubes

증기발생기 전열관에서의 응력부식균열 성장해석

  • 신규인 (충북대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 박재학 (충북대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 김흥덕 (한국전력공사 전력연구원) ;
  • 정한섭 (한국전력공사 전력연구원)
  • 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.