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Title: Initial Evaluation of the Heat-Affected Zone, Local Embrittlement Phenomenon as it Applies to Nuclear Reactor Vessels

Abstract

The objective of this project was to determine if the local brittle zone (LBZ) problem, encountered in the testing of the heat-affected zone (HAZ) part of welds in offshore platform construction, can also be found in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) welds. Both structures have multipass welds and grain coarsening along the fusion line. Literature was obtained that described the metallurgical evidence and the type of research work performed on offshore structure welds.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12551
Report Number(s):
ORNL/NRC/LTR-99/10
TRN: US0102557
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 02 PETROLEUM; WELDED JOINTS; HEAT AFFECTED ZONE; EMBRITTLEMENT; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; PRESSURE VESSELS; MICROSTRUCTURE

Citation Formats

McCabe, D.E. Initial Evaluation of the Heat-Affected Zone, Local Embrittlement Phenomenon as it Applies to Nuclear Reactor Vessels. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12551.
McCabe, D.E. Initial Evaluation of the Heat-Affected Zone, Local Embrittlement Phenomenon as it Applies to Nuclear Reactor Vessels. United States. doi:10.2172/12551.
McCabe, D.E. Wed . "Initial Evaluation of the Heat-Affected Zone, Local Embrittlement Phenomenon as it Applies to Nuclear Reactor Vessels". United States. doi:10.2172/12551. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12551.
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author = {McCabe, D.E.},
abstractNote = {The objective of this project was to determine if the local brittle zone (LBZ) problem, encountered in the testing of the heat-affected zone (HAZ) part of welds in offshore platform construction, can also be found in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) welds. Both structures have multipass welds and grain coarsening along the fusion line. Literature was obtained that described the metallurgical evidence and the type of research work performed on offshore structure welds.},
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