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Defect assessment procedures for high temperature applications : final report TW5-TTMS-005, D5
bookposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Filip Siska, J Aktaa
The objective of this task is to develop the high temperature part of a design code for fusion reactor components build from EUROFER. This development includes fracture mechanical rules for the assessment of detected defects under creep and creep–fatigue conditions. The assessment procedures R5, R6, JNC, A16, Partial Safety Factors were investigated and tested. As the most suitable procedure is chosen R5 and it is further verified by comparison with finite element simulations using the EUROFER material data. These simulations consist of evaluation of C(t) parameter for several geometries (CT specimen,cylinder with fully circumferential crack subjected to the internal pressure, cylinder with semi–elliptical circumferential crack subjected to the internal pressure and Mock-Up test blanket module (TBM) geometry). The R5 procedure provides very good accordance with FE simulations and it is suitable for lifetime assessment. Therefore the guide for R5 application is implemented in the report.