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Abstract

With the financial and programmatic support of the Commission of the European Communities (CEE) a programme of elasto-plastic benchmark calculations relevant to the design of structural components for LMFBR has been undertaken by those Member States which are developing a fast reactor project. Four principal progressive aims were initially pointed out that brought about the decision to subdivide the Benchmark effort in a calculations series of four sequential steps. Step 1 + Verification of the numerical accuracy of the computer programmes. Step 2 + Validation of computer programmes by comparison of results with experiments. Step 3 + Improvement of constitutive modelling. Step 4 + Reduction of the cost calculations. The present document tries to summarize Step 1 on the Benchmark exercise, to derive some conclusions on Step 1 by comparison of the results obtained with the various codes and to point out some concluding comments on the first action. It is to point out that even if the work was designed to test the capabilities of the computer codes, another aim was to increase the skill of the users concerned.

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Authors: CORSI F ENEA-CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA, CASACCIA, ROMA (ITALY), ENEA-CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA, CASACCIA, ROMA (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9874 EN (1985) MF, 52 P., BFR 150 BLOW-UP COPY BFR 260, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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