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Creep Resistant Material

Creep resistant materials avoid the tendency to move or deform permanently under the influence of stress.

Creep Resistant Material

 

Creep resistant materials avoid the tendency to move or deform permanently under the influence of stress.  Creep takes place over time and results from long-term exposure to stress levels below a material’s yield strength. Creep is more severe in materials subjected to heat for long periods at levels close to the materials melting point. For example, a turbine blade made of a non-creep resistant material and used in a high temperature environment, may creep over time, contact the housing and damage the blade.


Creep resistant materials play a critical role in many applications including: jet engines, heat exchangers, nuclear power plants, and kilns. Component failure is often the result of creep.  Other everyday creep resistant material applications include the use of these materials in the production of spark plugs.

Creep Resistant Materials at Saint-Gobain

 

Saint-Gobain creep resistant technical ceramic materials are used in many kiln related applications.

  • Hexoloy® SA Silicon Carbide – high compressive strength and hardness, light weight
  • Hexoloy® SE Silicon Carbide –produced in a proprietary extrusion process with extreme hardness and high strength for severe environment applications.

For more information on Creep Response of Hexoloy®SA Silicon Carbide please click here to download more technical information.

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