Fracture assessment of reactor circuit (FRAS): FRAS summary report

Päivi Karjalainen-Roikonen, Pekka Nevasmaa, Kim Calonius, Antti Timperi, Otso Cronvall, Heikki Keinänen, Anssi Laukkanen, Lauri Elers, Matti Valo, Tapio Planman

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    The FRAS project (Fracture assessment of reactor circuit) project aims at (i) calculation of design and unforeseeable loads and their effects on a structure by applying numerical modelling; (ii) development of advanced fracture mechanics assessment tools and analysis methods based on material characterisation, damage mechanisms models and structural performance, in order to control structural failure both in cases of postulated initial flaw and environmentally assisted (internal) material damage; (iii) determination of degradation in material properties during service. This report summarises the results of the FRAS project after two years (2007-2008) of the four year project.
    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 typeNot Eligible

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    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes


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