Weld repair and in service damage in power plant steels

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: WMG


Weld repair of power generation steels remains a vital part of the life management process. The repaired components go on to experience service loading and therefore the creep behaviour of the weld repair regions needs to be understood. A key goal of this project is to link the observed damage in the heat affected zone of the post-creep test repair welds to the observed distribution of particles, grain size/features and other relevant pre-test microstructural observations in the repair welds. Low alloy and creep strength enhanced ferritic steels as well as dissimilar metal welds will be assessed.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509796/1 30/09/2016 29/09/2021
2266794 Studentship EP/N509796/1 02/06/2019 26/06/2021 Simon James Pitt