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Abstract

The overall objective of the NESC network is to examine the reliability of the entire process of structural integrity assessment within an international framework. Simulation of a pressurised thermal shock (PTS) transient of an aged reactor pressure vessel (RPV) containing postulated flaws represents a logical choice for such a study because of the substantial structural assessment challenges posed by the problem. This objective has been accomplished through the NESC-I project by organising the assessment process into component disciplines and examining topics that included NDE accuracy and reliability, material properties data requirements, test measurement techniques, and appropriate levels of complexity for thermal/structural analyses and fracture assessments. The effectiveness of those disciplines in fulfilling their functions was evaluated using data generated during all phases of a highly structured program.

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Authors: BASS R, JRC-Institute for Advanced Materials, Health and Safety Executive, Petten (NL);WINTLE J, JRC-Institute for Advanced Materials, Health and Safety Executive, Petten (NL);HURST R.C, JRC-Institute for Advanced Materials, Health and Safety Executive, Petten (NL);TAYLOR N (EDITORS), JRC-Institute for Advanced Materials, Health and Safety Executive, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19051 EN (2001), pp.138. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available free of charge by Liont Research Center (JRC)
ISBN: ISBN: N/A
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