Creep Rupture in Polycrystalline Materials

  • Erik Van der Giessen
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 464)


To gain efficiency in technological processes, such as energy transformations (power plants, jet engines) and (petro)chemical reactions, the temperature should be as high as possible. Therefore, advanced, high-temperature materials are used. Their safe operation in such high-temperature environments, however, is severely limited by creep fracture, which can occur suddenly after years of stationary loading. Creep fracture can lead to high costs (down time, repair) and even loss of human life.


Creep Rate Polycrystalline Material Cavity Growth Creep Rupture Creep Crack Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Van der Giessen
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  1. 1.Dept. of Applied PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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