PERFECT - Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components: Overview of RPV Mechanics Sub-Project

David Lidbury, Elisabeth Keim, Kim Wallin, Olivier Diard, Bernard Marini, Hans-Werner Viehrig, Stéphane Bugat

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    Abstract

    The EURATOM 6th Framework Integrated Project PERFECT (Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components) addresses irradiation damage in RPV materials and components by multi-scale modeling. This state-of-the-art approach offers many potential advantages over the conventional empirical methods used in current practice of nuclear plant lifetime management. Launched in January 2004, this 48-month project is focusing on two main components of nuclear power plants which are subject to irradiation damage: the ferritic steel reactor pressure vessel, and the austenitic steel internals. It is the purpose of the present paper to provide an overview of work being carried out in the RPV Mechanics Sub-project of PERFECT to predict the fracture behavior of PWR, BWR and WWER systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASME 2005 Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
    Pages321-329
    Volume6
    ISBN (Electronic)0-7918-4191-X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventASME 2005 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - Denver, United States
    Duration: 17 Jul 200521 Jul 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceASME 2005 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityDenver
    Period17/07/0521/07/05

    Keywords

    • Multi-scale Modeling
    • Irradiation Damage
    • Discrete Dislocation Dynamics
    • Crystal Plasticity
    • RPV Components
    • Transgranular Cleavage
    • Brittle Intergranular Fracture
    • Master Curve
    • Crack-tip Constraint

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    Lidbury, D., Keim, E., Wallin, K., Diard, O., Marini, B., Viehrig, H-W., & Bugat, S. (2005). PERFECT - Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components: Overview of RPV Mechanics Sub-Project. In ASME 2005 Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference (Vol. 6, pp. 321-329). American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2005-71558