Aspects of fracture mechanics in pressure vessels and piping
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Published by American Society of Mechanical Engineers in New York, N.Y. (345 E. 47th St., New York 10017) .
Written in English


  • Fracture mechanics -- Congresses.,
  • Pressure vessels -- Cracking -- Congresses.,
  • Piping -- Cracking -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementpresented at Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference and exhibit, Orlando, Florida, June 27-July 2, 1982 ; sponsored by the Design Analysis Committee of the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, ASME ; edited by S.S. Palusamy, S.G. Sampath.
SeriesPVP ;, v. 58, PVP (Series) ;, vol. 58.
ContributionsPalusamy, S. S., Sampath, S. G., American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Pressure Vessels and Piping Division. Design and Analysis Committee.
LC ClassificationsTA409 .P73 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 324 p. :
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3511596M
LC Control Number82071607

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In each of these cases particular consideration is given to the fracture mechanics aspects of the problems and areas of further development are discussed. Present knowledge of these distributions in nuclear reactor pressure vessels and piping is reviewed and their empirical basis is emphasized (§4). This book discusses the acceptance. Applications of fracture mechanics in failure assessment: presented at the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Seattle, Washington, July , Author: David P G Lidbury ; Mark Kirk ; R Mohan ; American Society of Mechanical Engineers.   The most important fracture test results from the viewpoint of the fracture conditions are the magnitudes of the fracture pressure, p f, and the fracture depth, a f, for a given crack length 2c. It follows from Table 2 that p f = MPa and a f = mm for Cited by: Get this from a library! Application of fracture mechanics in failure assessment presented at the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Cleveland, Ohio, July , [Poh-Sang Lam; David P G Lidbury; American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Pressure Vessels and Piping .

Fracture mechanics was applied in Czechoslovakia particularly to the production of pressure vessels, long-distance gas-pipe lines, components of nuclear power plants with light-water reactors. Theory was applied to the aircraft industry and the production of power generating machinery and large turbo-compressor plants. Probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) is considered to be a promising methodology in structural integrity assessments of pressure-boundary components in nuclear power plants since it can rationally represent the inherent probabilistic distributions for influence parameters without over-conservativeness. Cracks and flaws occur in pressure vessels and piping components, which can sometimes lead to disastrous failures. Integrity assessment of components with defects is performed to ensure safety and. Topics: Accidents, Braking, Coolants, Fracture mechanics, Nuclear reactors, Pressure vessels, Reactor vessels, Safety, Transients (Dynamics), Vessels Presentation of a Numerical 3D Approach to Tackle Thermal Striping in a PWR Nuclear T-Junction.

A multi-scale approach to brittle fracture of irradiated RPV steels has been developed within the EURATOM FP6 Integrated Project PERFECT, and the EC-sponsored ISTC Project “Modelling of Brittle and Ductile Fracture and Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects on Fracture Toughness Properties of Steels for Reactor Pressure Vessels on the Basis of Local Approach”. R.M. Gamble, in Irradiation Embrittlement of Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) in Nuclear Power Plants, Abstract: This chapter discusses the application of probabilistic fracture mechanics to develop risk-based criteria that can be used to ensure that adequate margins against reactor pressure vessel (RPV) failure are maintained. Recently, risk related criteria have been used in the USA to. Simonen, F. A., , “An Evaluation of the Impact of Inservice Inspection on Stress Corrosion Cracking of BWR Piping,” Codes and Standards and Applications for Design and Analysis of Pressure Vessel and Piping Components, ASME PVP-Vol. , NDE-Vol. 7, pp. –   The results are encouraging as more realistic assessments of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) integrity are now possible using the NRC probabilistic fracture mechanics code FAVOR. This technology is now being considered for application to the ASME Code Section XI Appendix G methodology for pressure-temperature limit curves.