Ceramics (2020-09-01)

Experimental Investigation of the Tension and Compression Creep Behavior of Alumina-Spinel Refractories at High Temperatures

  • Lucas Teixeira,
  • Soheil Samadi,
  • Jean Gillibert,
  • Shengli Jin,
  • Thomas Sayet,
  • Dietmar Gruber,
  • Eric Blond

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 33
pp. 372 – 383


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Refractory materials are subjected to thermomechanical loads during their working life, and consequent creep strain and stress relaxation are often observed. In this work, the asymmetric high temperature primary and secondary creep behavior of a material used in the working lining of steel ladles is characterized, using uniaxial tension and compression creep tests and an inverse identification procedure to calculate the parameters of a Norton-Bailey based law. The experimental creep curves are presented, as well as the curves resulting from the identified parameters, and a statistical analysis is made to evaluate the confidence of the results.