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This spinning cylinder experiment, organised under the auspices of the Network for the Evaluation of Steel Components (NESC) is designed to address the cleavage initiation behaviour of axial subclad flaws in end-of-life RPV material under PTS transient conditions. Pre-test structural integrity assessments have been performed to assist in the detailed design of the experiment and in particular the specification of the initial defect sizes. The results offer an insight into the influences of experimental variables on the probability of realising a cleavage event during the transient.

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Authors: MCALLISTER S, JRC Petten (NL);BHANDARI S, Framatome, Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 95 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, Hawaii (US), July 23-27, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39019 ORA
Record Number: 199510840 / Last updated on: 1995-08-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en