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Fracture toughness tests have been performed within an experimental round robin on thermally aged 316L steel with a thermal ageing corresponding to end of life conditions. This final report presents the common evaluation, discussion of the applicability of test and evaluation procedures, and resulting recommendations for the fracture toughness testing. The applicability of the European Group on Fracture (EGF) recommendation for the determination of R-curves has been checked and comparisons with ASTM E813 and further national standards have been drawn. It is concluded that the EGF method can generally be applied, if some modifications are taken into account and the validity limits are extended for plane stress conditions.

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Authors: HUTHMANN H, Siemens (Interatom), Bergisch Gladbach (DE);CORNEC A, GKSS, Geesthacht (DE);LUCON E, CISE, Milano (IT);NICOLINO P, CEA, CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);RAGAZZONI S, ENEL, Milano (IT);VAN RONGEN H J M, TNO, Apeldoorn (NL);WARDLE G, AEA, Risley (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14998 EN (1994) 183 pp., FS, ECU 18.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7444-4
Record Number: 199410475 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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