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The growth of a defect, designedly placed in a reactor vessel mockup subjected to a cyclic pressure, has been numerically simulated and compared to non destructive examinations. This comparison emphasises the necessity of taking into account the initiation phase and the residual stresses to yield a satisfactory growth prediction.

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Authors: VAGNER J, Framatome, Division des Fabrications, Saint Marcel (FR);AUBERT C, Framatome, Division des Fabrications, Saint Marcel (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12781 EN (1990) 18 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 5
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Record Number: 199011357 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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