Fracture, Plastic Flow and Structural Integrity in the Nuclear Industry
Proceedings of the 7th Symposium Organised by the Technical Advisory Group on Structural Integrity in the Nuclear Industry
This volume brings together the papers presented at the 7th Symposium organised by the Technical Advisory Group on Structural Integrity of Nuclear Plant (TAGS!) which was held at the TWI Conference Centre, Great Abington, UK on 29 April 1999. The Symposium, which marked 25 years of TAGSI and its predecessor, the Light Water Reactor Study Group (LWRSG), was dedicated to Sir Alan Cottrell FREng, FRS, whose impact on the fields of integrity, reliability and safety of engineering structures and components has been second to none.
Table of Contents
Foreword, 25 Years of TAGS1 and LWRSG, Materials Factors and Structural Integrity of Reactor Components, The Micro-Mechanisms of Fracture in Steels Used for High Integrity Structural Components, Welds, Their Quality and Inspection Ability for High Integrity Structures and Components, Material Conditions that Lead to Crack Arrest, Fracture Toughness - a Measurable Materials Parameter, Micro structural Development in RPV Steels, Local Approach Modelling of Constraint Contributions to The Ductile to Brittle Transition, Loading Rate Effects on Tensile Properties and Fracture Toughness of Steel, Material Factors which Influence Remaining Life of Components Subject to Reheat Cracking, A Historical Perspective of Materials Related Structural Integrity Issues in the Nuclear Industry
Hirsch, P. B.