This paper presents ductile initiation calculations and growth simulations of a surface crack up to pipe wall breakthrough. For validation purpose, one of the two BIMET configurations is selected. The EC program BIMET has been carried out to analyze the ductile tearing behavior of DMWs through experiments and computational analyses. In the mock-up, the initial defect is an external circumferential defect located close to the weld-ferritic interface, with a depth of one third of the wall thickness. During the test, the crack extended up to two third of the pipe wall thickness. The aim of the study is to simulate the crack initiation and growth, to compare the results with the experimental records and to continue the ductile crack growth up to pipe wall break-through.

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