Contributions to Robust Methods of Creep Analysis

  • R. K. Penny
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Robust methods for the predictions of deformations and lifetimes of components operating in the creep range are presented. The ingredients used for this are well-tried numerical techniques combined with the concepts of continuum damage and so-called reference stresses. The methods described are derived in order to obtain the maximum benefit during the early stages of design where broad assessments of the influences of material choice, loadings and geometry need to be made quickly and with economical use of computers. It is also intended that the same methods will be of value during operation if estimates of damage or if exercises in life extension or inspection timing are required.


Creep Strain Rupture Time Creep Response Reference Stress Creep Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Penny
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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