Fatigue endurance of critical equipment (FATE): FATE summary report

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    Progress in research for clarifying the fatigue mechanism in stainless steels, transferability of data into primary circuit ageing assessment and development of related new research capabilities is summarised by introducing the motivation, challenges and main results. Fatigue properties and microstructural changes in cyclic deformation of Alloy 316 are reported. Secondary hardening and formation of ' martensite was found at very low strain amplitudes. The RT air fatigue endurance data is in conflict with the new stainless steel design curve, which was recently endorsed by the US NRC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAFIR2010: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2007-2010
    Subtitle of host publicationInterim Report
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7267-0
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7266-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes


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