The failure of components at elevated temperatures can have catastrophic effects. Therefore, the development of safe design procedures, regularly modified and revised to take advantage of the continuous advances in materials, material behaviour modelling and stress analysis procedures, is an ongoing process. This is a review of current knowledge of creep phenomena and advances in high temerature design procedures. The papers originally appeared as a special edition of the "Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design".
T. H. Hyde is the author of Creep of Materials and Structures, published by Wiley.
Acquisition and analysis of creep data; Constitutive equations of creep; The application of the Graham and Walles creep equation to aeroengine superalloys; Numerical analysis of creep in components; The use of model materials to simulate creep behaviour; Design and assessment of componenets subjected to creep; Testing of full-size steam plant components; Fracture mechanics in the creep range; Creep life assessment methods; The use of continuum damage mechanics in creep analysis for design.