Abstract

The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME BPVC) Section III, Division 5, Subsection HB, Subpart B provided only one design fatigue curve for Grade 91 steel (Gr.91) at 540 °C (or 1000 °F) in 2019 and earlier versions. To overcome this disadvantage, The ASME Section III Working Group on Creep-Fatigue and Negligible Creep (WG-CFNC) had taken an action to incorporate the temperature-dependent design fatigue curves for Gr. 91 developed by Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) into ASME BPVC Section III Division 5. As a result, the temperature dependent design fatigue curves are provided in the 2021 edition of the ASME BPVC. To clear the features of the best-fit fatigue curve equation developed by the JSME, 305 data stored in the database were analyzed. Details of the database and relationship between the best-fit fatigue curve equation and the data including the statistic values and the values of 95% and 99% lower confidence bound calculated by failure probability assessment were clarified through analysis. In addition to the best-fit fatigue curve equation, an equation for dynamic stress-strain response showing the behavior of Gr.91 steel under cyclic loading of is also provided based on the same database. Moreover, some additional available data of fatigue and creep-fatigue tests obtained in Japan are also provided for considering the creep-fatigue damage evaluation under elevated temperature condition.

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