Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. T.-U. Kern, G. Merckling, K. Yagi
    Pages 1-7
  3. K. Yagi
    Pages 9-10
  4. K. Kimura
    Pages 11-19
  5. K. Kimura
    Pages 20-22
  6. J. Schubert
    Pages 23-25
  7. J. Schubert
    Pages 26-28
  8. T. Muraki
    Pages 29-34
  9. T. Muraki
    Pages 35-37
  10. K. Kimura
    Pages 39-44
  11. K. Yagi
    Pages 45-53
  12. S.R. Holdsworth
    Pages 54-56
  13. K. Yagi
    Pages 57-61
  14. M. Yamada
    Pages 62-66
  15. K. Yagi
    Pages 67-73
  16. M. Igarashi
    Pages 74-83
  17. A. Lizundia, G. Merckling
    Pages 84-86
  18. K. Yagi
    Pages 87-89
  19. A. Lizundia, G. Merckling
    Pages 90-92
  20. P.F. Morris, J. Orr
    Pages 93-95

About this book


For environmental reasons it is necessary to increase the process temperature in power plants and in industry, e.g. in chemical plants. This implies the development of steels and alloys that can be used at high temperatures and severe conditions. These materials need to be capable of enduring long-term use. On the other hand, equipment and plants built in the 1970s have become aged and their control requires a high degree of accuracy to ensure their safe operation. In this case, the most important property of the materials is creep, especially long-term creep, and thus it is necessary to evaluate and estimate long-term creep strength more accurately. It is therefore a top priority to accumulate data and knowledge about creep and to share the information.

This volume contains a compilation of long-term creep and rupture data and knowledge based on these data on heat resistant steels and superalloys, collected by three leading creep research organizations and agencies, namely: ECCC (European Creep Collaborative Committee), GCC (German Creep Committee) and NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science) of Japan.


austenitic stainless steels carbon steels creep data database development environment heat resistant steels high Cr steels low alloy steels organization rupture data superalloys

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Yagi
    • 1
  • G. Merckling
    • 2
  • T.-U. Kern
    • 3
  • H. Irie
    • 4
  • H. Warlimont
    • 5
  1. 1.Materials Information Technology StationNational Institute for Materials ScienceTsukuba-shi, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Istituto Scientifico Breda S.p.AMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Steam Turbine Plants and Electrical GeneratorsSiemens AG Power GenerationMülheim an der RuhrGermany
  4. 4.Japan Welding Technology CenterKawasaki-shi, KanagawaJapan
  5. 5.DSL Dresden Material-Innovation GmbHDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42879-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45599-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-4802
  • Series Online ISSN 1619-4810
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