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Abstract

NESC-1 is the first large-scale project to evaluate the reliability of the entire process of structural integrity assessment for evaluating an aged structure containing postulated flaws. It has examined all the key components including inspection accuracy and reliability, material properties data requirements, test measurement techniques, and the appropriate levels of complexity for thermal/structural analysis and fracture assessments. The project has centred on a simulated pressurised thermal shock experiment, conducted using a unique spinning cylinder system. The experiment was designed to simulate selected conditions associated with an ageing, flawed reactor pressure vessel (RPV) subjected to severe pressurised thermal shock (PTS) loading.

The http://icadc.cordis.lu/fep-cgi/srchidadb?ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=200013575&CALLER=PUBL_LIB (NESC-1 Overview Report) provides a condensed description of the project activities over the last seven years. This part of the NESC-1 report contains appendices covering reporting guidelines, technical specifications and performance data.

Additional information

Authors: ERIKSEN B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Advanced Materials, Petten (NL);HOUGHTON R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Advanced Materials, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19653/II EN (2000), pp.176. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200315715 / Last updated on: 2003-01-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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