Creep Damage and Creep-Fatigue Damage

  • Sumio MurakamiEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 185)


A time-dependent deformation occurring in a material subject to load for a prolonged period of time is called creep. In a narrower sense, creep means a time-dependent deformation caused by a constant stress or a constant load. Materials undergoing creep for long time are often accompanied by time dependent internal deterioration. This deterioration is called creep damage. When metals and alloys are subject to a variable load at elevated temperature, the materials are deteriorated by combined damage of creep and fatigue. This damage is called creep-fatigue damage. Creep damage and creep-fatigue damage, therefore, give essential failure modes of high temperature components.


Creep Rate Creep Strain Fatigue Damage Damage Variable Creep Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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