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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 3, Third Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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Chapter 43, authored by Timothy J. Griesbach, covers PWR Reactor Vessel Integrity and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The authors' objective is to provide an overview of the codes and regulations for prevention of brittle fracture of reactor pressure vessels. The background and bases for the original Section III, Appendix G Code requirements are discussed along with a description of the recent improvements that have been implemented in the Code in Section XI, Appendix G using more up-to-date technology. The changes and improvements are detailed such as the method for determining stress intensity factors, structural factors to account...

43.1 Introduction
43.2 Codes and Regulations for the Prevention of Brittle Fracture
43.3 Reference Toughness Curves
43.4 Margin Studies for Operating P-T Limits
43.5 Areas for Future Improvements to Section XI, Appendix G
43.6 Aging Management of PWR Vessel Internals
43.7 References
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