# Nuclear Systems Materials Handbook SS-316 Creep Update

Thermal and irradiation creep for protypic heats of 20 percent cold worked SS AISI 316 Nuclear Systems Materials Handbook Revision 5

## Description

NuclearSystemsMaterialsHandbookSS316CreepUpdate computes the steady state creep (sum of thermal and irradiation creep) using the following equations, which come from the Nuclear Systems Materials Handbook (Marchbanks et al., 1972) for 20 percent Cold Worked 316 Stainless Steel.

(1) The parameters for the model are given in Table 1.

Table 1: Parameters for the SS316 20 percent cold worked creep model

ParametersValues
, percent per sec

In Eq. 1 is the neutron flux (10 n/cm-s), is fluence (10 n/cm), is the temperature (K), is the effective stress (Pa), and is the effective thermal and irradiation creep strain rate (1/s).

## Example Input Syntax


[./creep]
type = NuclearSystemsMaterialsHandbookSS316CreepUpdate
fast_neutron_flux = fast_neutron_flux
fast_neutron_fluence = fast_neutron_fluence
debug = false
[../]
(test/tests/tensor_mechanics/SS316_creep/NuclearSystemsMaterialsHandbook_ColdWorkedSS316_thermal_creep.i)

NuclearSystemsMaterialsHandbookSS316CreepUpdate must be run in conjunction with the inelastic strain return mapping stress calculator as shown below:


type = ComputeMultipleInelasticStress
tangent_operator = elastic
inelastic_models = 'creep'
[../]
(test/tests/tensor_mechanics/SS316_creep/NuclearSystemsMaterialsHandbook_ColdWorkedSS316_thermal_creep.i)

## Input Parameters

• fast_neutron_fluenceThe fast neutron fluence

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The fast neutron fluence

• max_inelastic_increment0.0001The maximum inelastic strain increment allowed in a time step

Default:0.0001

C++ Type:double

Description:The maximum inelastic strain increment allowed in a time step

• temperatureThe coupled temperature

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The coupled temperature

• base_nameOptional parameter that defines a prefix for all material properties related to this stress update model. This allows for multiple models of the same type to be used without naming conflicts.

C++ Type:std::string

Description:Optional parameter that defines a prefix for all material properties related to this stress update model. This allows for multiple models of the same type to be used without naming conflicts.

• max_its30Maximum number of Newton iterations

Default:30

C++ Type:unsigned int

Description:Maximum number of Newton iterations

• acceptable_multiplier10Factor applied to relative and absolute tolerance for acceptable convergence if iterations are no longer making progress

Default:10

C++ Type:double

Description:Factor applied to relative and absolute tolerance for acceptable convergence if iterations are no longer making progress

• fast_neutron_fluxThe fast neutron flux

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The fast neutron flux

• debugFalsedebug = true for print statements

Default:False

C++ Type:bool

Description:debug = true for print statements

• absolute_tolerance1e-11Absolute convergence tolerance for Newton iteration

Default:1e-11

C++ Type:double

Description:Absolute convergence tolerance for Newton iteration

• boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

• relative_tolerance1e-08Relative convergence tolerance for Newton iteration

Default:1e-08

C++ Type:double

Description:Relative convergence tolerance for Newton iteration

• blockThe list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

### Optional Parameters

• effective_inelastic_strain_nameeffective_creep_strainName of the material property that stores the effective inelastic strain

Default:effective_creep_strain

C++ Type:std::string

Description:Name of the material property that stores the effective inelastic strain

• enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

Default:True

C++ Type:bool

Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

• use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

Default:False

C++ Type:bool

Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

• control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

• seed0The seed for the master random number generator

Default:0

C++ Type:unsigned int

Description:The seed for the master random number generator

• implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

Default:True

C++ Type:bool

Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

• constant_onNONEWhen ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

Default:NONE

C++ Type:MooseEnum

Description:When ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

• internal_solve_output_onon_errorWhen to output internal Newton solve information

Default:on_error

C++ Type:MooseEnum

Description:When to output internal Newton solve information

• internal_solve_full_iteration_historyFalseSet true to output full internal Newton iteration history at times determined by internal_solve_output_on. If false, only a summary is output.

Default:False

C++ Type:bool

Description:Set true to output full internal Newton iteration history at times determined by internal_solve_output_on. If false, only a summary is output.

### Debug Parameters

• output_propertiesList of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:List of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

• outputsnone Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

Default:none

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

## References

1. M. F. Marchbanks, R. A. Moen, and J. E. Irvin. Nuclear systems materials handbook. Technical Report HEDL-SA-871, Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, Wash, 1972.[BibTeX]