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Several institutions and electrical utilities in Europe, including the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have the capability to deal with several of the problems posed by the operation and ageing of structural components and with their structural integrity assessment. These institutions and the JRC have developed cooperative programmes now organized in networks. The network AMES has presently three major projects in development of which the first one is dealing with validation of surveillance practice and mitigation methods. This paper is intended to give information about the structure and the objectives of the European network AMES, to describe the role of the AMES Reference Laboratory and to give examples of ongoing joint research projects within AMES.

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Authors: VON ESTORFF U, JRC Petten (NL);DEBARBERIS L, JRC Petten (NL);DAVIES L M, LMD Consultancy, Oxford (GB);TJOA G L, ENC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: PLIM/PLEX Conference, Prague (CZ), December 8-10, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40971 ORA
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