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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. August 2021, 143(4): 041501.
Paper No: PVT-18-1049
Published Online: February 11, 2021
... Atomic Energy Agency to evaluate the through-wall cracking frequencies of domestic reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) considering neutron irradiation embrittlement and pressurized thermal shock (PTS) transients. In addition, efforts have been made to strengthen the applicability of PASCAL to structural...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. June 2021, 143(3): 031704.
Paper No: PVT-20-1128
Published Online: November 18, 2020
...Kai Lu; Jinya Katsuyama; Koichi Masaki; Tadashi Watanabe; Yinsheng Li Structural integrity assessment of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) is important for the safe operation of nuclear power plant. For an RPV in a pressurized water reactor (PWR), pressurized thermal shock (PTS) resulted from rapid...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. April 2021, 143(2): 021505.
Paper No: PVT-20-1061
Published Online: October 5, 2020
... distributions for influence parameters without over-conservativeness. To strengthen the applicability of PFM methodology in Japan, Japan Atomic Energy Agency has developed a PFM analysis code PASCAL4 which enables the failure frequency evaluation of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) considering neutron...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. October 2020, 142(5): 051501.
Paper No: PVT-18-1079
Published Online: May 22, 2020
...Kai Lu; Jinya Katsuyama; Yinsheng Li Structural integrity assessment of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) is essential for the safe operation of nuclear power plants. For RPVs in pressurized water reactors (PWRs), the assessment should be performed by considering neutron irradiation embrittlement...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. April 2020, 142(2): 021205.
Paper No: PVT-19-1082
Published Online: February 24, 2020
...Jinya Katsuyama; Kazuya Osakabe; Shumpei Uno; Yinsheng Li; Shinobu Yoshimura In Japan, to prevent nil-ductile fracture of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) due to neutron irradiation embrittlement, deterministic fracture mechanics evaluation in accordance with the codes provided by the Japan Electric...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. April 2020, 142(2): 021208.
Paper No: PVT-19-1083
Published Online: December 11, 2019
...Kai Lu; Jinya Katsuyama; Yinsheng Li In Japan, a probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analysis code PASCAL was developed for structural integrity assessment of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) considering neutron irradiation embrittlement and pressurized thermal shock (PTS) events. By reflecting...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2015, 137(1): 011204.
Paper No: PVT-13-1168
Published Online: September 15, 2014
... The integrity of a reactor pressure vessel (RPV) related to pressurized thermal shocks (PTSs) has been extensively studied. This paper introduces the method of using fracture mechanics for the integrity analysis of a RPV subjected to PTS transients. A 3-D finite element (FE) model is used to perform thermal...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2014, 136(1): 011208.
Paper No: PVT-13-1034
Published Online: November 27, 2013
.... , and Shibata , K. , 2006 , “ User's Manual and Analysis Methodology of Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis Code PASCAL ver.2 for Reactor Pressure Vessel ,” Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Report No. JAEA-Data/Code 2006-020 (in Japanese). [8] Osakabe , K. , Onizawa , K. , Shibata , K...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. December 2013, 135(6): 061211.
Paper No: PVT-13-1020
Published Online: October 10, 2013
... curve with the fracture toughness database for national reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels including plate and forging obtained from 4 T to 0.4 T C(T) specimens and 0.4 T SE(B) specimens. The method allows the application of the Master Curve using fewer specimens, which can coexist with the present...
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Article Type: Technology Review
J. Pressure Vessel Technol. December 2010, 132(6): 064001.
Published Online: October 14, 2010
...), celebrated 40 years of continuous research oriented toward the safety of light-water nuclear reactor pressure vessels (RPVs). This paper presents a summary of results from those programs with a view to future activities. The HSST program was established in 1967 and initially included extensive investigations...