Coupled Thermal-Mechanical Experiments for Validation of Pressurized, High Temperature Systems
High fidelity finite element modeling of coupled thermal-mechanical failure processes in complex systems requires, as a precursor, high quality experimentation on several levels. The materials must be characterized such that the entire range of loading parameters is encompassed. Meaningful validation experiments must be developed that allow for the steady, incremental ascension of validation towards system level complexity and, eventually, predictability. This paper describes a combined experimental/modeling effort towards validating failure in pressurized, high temperature systems.
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