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Evaluation of methods for defect assessment of power plant components at high temperature


Objective of this project is to provide a comprehensive assessment procedure for the high temperature response of structures. This procedure is intended to establish a prenorm for assessing the lifetime of components in power plants.
In the project the already existing procedures (R5) and standards BSI PD6539, French procedure RCC-MR and ASME-Code Case N-47 will be evaluated and brought together to get a comprehensive procedure.
It will be a main task to formalize a consistent procedure based on the different approaches and complexities of the procedures. This involves also the necessity to get the best results possible.
After the evaluation the new procedure will be tested by comparing the results with experiments and with case studies taken from power plants. Training content (objective. benefit and expected impact)
The objective is a better understanding of the international assessment procedures in this field as well as it will contribute to my PhD-thesis. The expected impact is in the form that the new assessment method will allow higher security standards and high financial benefits to the power plants through a more precise inspection plans.
Links with industry / industrial relevance (22)
Materials and case studies will be provided by industry mainly AZT Allianz, GKM Mannheim and Siemens AG. The results will be disseminated to industry.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)


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