For the purpose of establishing fracture evaluation method of nickel based alloy weld of nuclear power plants, fracture tests using pipe models (8B and 14B for bending, 12B for inner pressure) with an alloy 132 weld joint have been performed at room temperature and high temperature (325°C). The predicted loads calculated by limit load evaluation method using the measured and code regulated flow stresses were compared with the maximum test loads. And the predicted bending loads of the pipes at 325°C (8B and 14B) and at room temperature (8B) with the initial surface crack whose depth is 75% of the pipe thickness were in good agreement with the maximum test loads. Also the predicted inner pressure of the pipe at room temperature (12B) agreed with the measured maximum pressure. Only for one case of the 14B pipe subjected to the bending load at room temperature, the predicted load by limit load evaluation method has 20% unconservative difference from the measured data, on the other hand, the predicted load by J-T analysis made this difference smaller and conservative.
Fracture Evaluation of Ni-Based Alloy Weld Joint of Cylindrical Model Subjected to 4-Point Bending or Inner Pressure
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Ogawa, K, Hojo, K, Muroya, I, Iwamoto, Y, & Ogawa, N. "Fracture Evaluation of Ni-Based Alloy Weld Joint of Cylindrical Model Subjected to 4-Point Bending or Inner Pressure." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 1: Codes and Standards. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. July 17–21, 2011. pp. 863-874. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2011-57081
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