Mechanical Properties of an Inconel Dissimilar Metal Weld

Steven Knapp, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
A pipe consisting of Inconel 600 welded to grade 106-B Carbon-Steel using Inconel 182 weld filler is used to transport heavy water in nuclear reactors. A confidential report concluded that cracking is one of the problems these pipes are currently facing. Before cracking can be fully understood the mechanical properties of the weld must be determined. This thesis analyzed the pipe at various length-scales using optical microscopy, micro-hardness testing, small and large scale tensile testing and
more » ... digital image correlation (DIC). This thesis successfully achieved it goals of determining the mechanical properties and creating a model of the Inconel dissimilar metal weld. It partially met the goal of observing fracture mechanisms as it was able to observe fracture in tensile samples but was not able to successfully track crack growth.
doi:10.20381/ruor-3716 fatcat:iz5bxoswujh5ldzbvkowdltai4