Creep Fracture: Creep Laws and Elementary Microscopic-Fracture Models

  • Dominique P. Miannay
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


This chapter begins with some background on the theory of creep-flow behavior by dislocation motion, by defect motion, or by the combined effect of both. This elementary knowledge allows for the establishment of laws and rules of creep flow on a macroscopic scale. Then the application to a smooth body introduces the notions of skeletal-point and reference stresses.


Creep Rate Void Growth Maximum Principal Stress Cavity Growth Creep Crack Growth 
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  • Dominique P. Miannay
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  1. 1.Departement d’Evaluation de SureteInstitut de Protection et de Surete NucleaireFrance

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