The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Committee on Power Generation Facility Codes recognizes the importance of fatigue evaluation methods based on the latest knowledge and is developing a fatigue evaluation method by flaw tolerance. The ASME B&PV Code Section XI has Non-mandatory Appendix L, “Operating Plant Fatigue Assessment” (hereinafter “App. L”), which provides a flaw tolerance method for fatigue evaluation when a cumulative usage factor (CUF) of a component is greater than 1.0. In order to develop a flaw tolerance method for the JSME Codes for nuclear power generation facilities, postulated initial flaws, capability of nondestructive examination, compatibility to rules and flaw tolerance codes are discussed.
Development of Fatigue Assessment Method Based on Flaw Tolerance Concept
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Asada, S, Shuhei, T, Hirasawa, T, Saito, T, Saito, I, & Dozaki, K. "Development of Fatigue Assessment Method Based on Flaw Tolerance Concept." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 1B: Codes and Standards. Paris, France. July 14–18, 2013. V01BT01A039. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2013-97773
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