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Title: State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics

Abstract

This report is an in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in nuclear piping fracture mechanics. It represents the culmination of 20 years of work done primarily in the US, but also attempts to include important aspects from other international efforts. Although the focus of this work was for the nuclear industry, the technology is also applicable in many cases to fossil plants, petrochemical/refinery plants, and the oil and gas industry. In compiling this detailed summary report, all of the equations and details of the analysis procedure or experimental results are not necessarily included. Rather, the report describes the important aspects and limitations, tells the reader where he can go for further information, and more importantly, describes the accuracy of the models. Nevertheless, the report still contains over 150 equations and over 400 references. The main sections of this report describe: (1) the evolution of piping fracture mechanics history relative to the developments of the nuclear industry, (2) technical developments in stress analyses, material property aspects, and fracture mechanics analyses, (3) unresolved issues and technically evolving areas, and (4) a summary of conclusions of major developments to date.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering Technology; Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
569129
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-6540; BMI-2196
ON: TI98003253; TRN: 98:003901
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PIPES; FRACTURE MECHANICS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CRACK PROPAGATION; FATIGUE; CORROSION; CREEP; STRESS ANALYSIS; CARBON STEELS; STAINLESS STEELS; WELDED JOINTS

Citation Formats

Wilkowski, G.M., Olson, R.J., and Scott, P.M. State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/569129.
Wilkowski, G.M., Olson, R.J., & Scott, P.M. State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics. United States. doi:10.2172/569129.
Wilkowski, G.M., Olson, R.J., and Scott, P.M. Thu . "State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics". United States. doi:10.2172/569129. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/569129.
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abstractNote = {This report is an in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in nuclear piping fracture mechanics. It represents the culmination of 20 years of work done primarily in the US, but also attempts to include important aspects from other international efforts. Although the focus of this work was for the nuclear industry, the technology is also applicable in many cases to fossil plants, petrochemical/refinery plants, and the oil and gas industry. In compiling this detailed summary report, all of the equations and details of the analysis procedure or experimental results are not necessarily included. Rather, the report describes the important aspects and limitations, tells the reader where he can go for further information, and more importantly, describes the accuracy of the models. Nevertheless, the report still contains over 150 equations and over 400 references. The main sections of this report describe: (1) the evolution of piping fracture mechanics history relative to the developments of the nuclear industry, (2) technical developments in stress analyses, material property aspects, and fracture mechanics analyses, (3) unresolved issues and technically evolving areas, and (4) a summary of conclusions of major developments to date.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
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