Development and harmonisation of Creep Crack Growth (CCG) testing for industrial specimens - A route to a European Code of Practice.


Project timeline
August 2001
36 months
July 2004
General Information
The main scientific objective of CRETE is to fully develop the harmonised techniques of CCG testing with the industrial specimens addressed in this project. The final achievement shall be the production of a drafted Code of Practice. As an additional deliverable, a guidance document shall be produced, for power generation and the petrochemical indistry, containing recommendations for the optimum use of new specimen types and sizes with respect to the component size, the shape constraints and the material condition.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-2001, generic activitiy 3.3: Measurement and testing, methodologies to support standardisation and community policies.
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberG6RD-CT-2001-00527
Co-ordinatorCESI SpA (IT)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
Contact Person at HZG Prof. Dr. Thomas Klassen, Institute of Materials Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 2562, (Initial contact: Prof. Bilal Dogan, Institute of Materials Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques, Selis (FR), CESI (IT), Technische Universität Darmstadt (DE), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI)

(completed August 2004)

Last Update: 23. September 2020