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The report firstly reviews the R&D activities of the CEC performed by DG XII in this area. Programmes such as BRITE/EURAM, BCR and COST include many projects relating to aspects of structural integrity; various examples serve to illustrate the main characteristics of these programmes. The function of the Working Group on Codes and Standards is related to the technical harmonisation of codes and standards implied in the design, choice of materials, manufacturing and inspection of the components of fast reactors. Some 200 study contracts have been completed, or are underway, in order to investigate these problems thoroughly. Similar operations will be initiated on codes and standards for light water reactors. The European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) is concerned with all aspects of structural integrity: fracture, other implied mechanisms, R&D and the resulting technology transfer. It organises bi-annual conferences (the European Conference on Fracture, ECF) and sponsors others. Several technical committees issue recommendations on measurement methods, which will be directed to the CEN and ISO organisations for standardisation after validation.

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Authors: LARSSON L H, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Revue Française de Mécanique (1992) No. 1, pp. 11-18
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