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Abstract

Three European networks on structural integrity aspects of Ageing Materials Evaluation and Studies (AMES), the European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ) and the Network for Evaluating Steel Components (NESC) are presently managed by the Institute for Advanced Materials as part of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

These networks have the following broad objectives:

- The integration of fragmented research and development work on structural integrity through the execution of studies and projects at a European level;
- The support or introduction of a long term strategy in some of the European groups or actions conducted by the Commission;
- The use of European networks influences studies and project results in the direction of codes and standards in Europe and for the harmonization of codes in general.

The networks were launched during 1993. Since then considerable progress has been achieved, which is recorded continuously on the Internet. This paper describes very generally the objectives of the by now widely-known networks and concentrates on their progress. ogress.

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Authors: VON ESTORFF U, JRC Petten (NL);DEBARBERIS L, JRC Petten (NL);HURST R, JRC Petten (NL);LAMAITRE P, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Top Safe �98, Valencia (ES), April 15-17, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41737 ORA
Record Number: 199811257 / Last updated on: 1998-10-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en