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NESC-IV PROJECT - An investigation of the transferability of Master Curve technology to shallow flaws in reactor pressure vessel applications, Final Report

Funded under: FP6-JRC

Abstract

The NESC- IV project addressed the transferability of fracture toughness data from laboratory specimens to applications that assess the integrity of reactor pressure vessels subjected to upset and normal loading transients. The main focus was six biaxial bend cruciform tests of surface-breaking semi-elliptic defects in a reactor pressure vessel longitudinal weld and four uniaxial tests on extended sub-clad defects in adjacent plate material. The experimental/analytical program drew from major elements of the US Heavy Steel Technology Program. Extensive materials testing and fracture analyses were performed by 20 European organisations, coordinated by the Network for Evaluating Structural Components (NESC).

Additional information

Authors: TAYLOR NG, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);NILSSON K-F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);P. MINNEBO, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);BASS BR, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (US);MCAFEE WJ, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (US);WILLIAMS PT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (US);SWAN DI, Rolls-Royce Ltd. (UK);SIEGELE D, Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21846 EN (2005), 111 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-info@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200718913 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en