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The spinning cylinder project is the first joint international collaboration of the Network for Evaluating Steel Components (NESC) and is based around a large scale spinning cylinder test. The test will create an important international benchmark for the understanding and validation of fracture methodologies used by the nuclear industry to assess reactor pressure vessels against pressurized thermal shock. This paper gives an outline of the extensive material characterization programme and some results, especially with their application for the interpretation of the NESC1 project.

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Authors: RINTAMAA R, VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (FI);VON ESTORFF U, JRC Petten (NL);WINTLE J, AEA Technology, Warrington (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 14th International Conference of Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, Lyon (FR) 17-22 August, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40855 ORA
Record Number: 199711253 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en