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This paper describes the results of the first phase of the project, i.e. manufacturing and characterisation of welded austenitic steel and the test matrix adopted to test the mechanical resistance of the weldings. Five different welding methods were produced and characterised in comparison to the parent material. The reference material was an AISI 316 L type steel close to the French Superphenix composition. The results of the mechanical testing and the relative comparison of the five welding methods are described in separate papers of the same session. The vacuum electron-beam welding proves to have better properties than the other weld methods and to attain in most cases the properties of the parent material.

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Authors: SIMONI O, JRC Ispra (IT);BOERMAN D J, JRC Ispra (IT);KRISCHER W, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: E.C. Seminar on the Commission Contribution to Reactor Safety Research, Varese (IT), Nov. 20-24, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35108 ORA
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