For decades, the PWSCC on the penetration nozzles like BMI and CEDM nozzles are widely occurred all around the world. The PWSCC is dependent on the tensile stress condition, specific materials and chemical environment. Therefore, to evaluate the severity of the PWSCC, prediction of the welding residual stress on the J-groove welding part in the penetration nozzles is essential. Residual stress can be measured by using experimental methods like deep-hole drilling and X-ray diffraction, etc. However, the results of experimental methods are quite doubtable and these methods are hard to apply on the actual equipment. Therefore, computational approach like the FE analysis has been considered. The FE analysis results are very sensitive to the FE model density and analysis conditions. In this paper the optimized FE model for the residual stress analysis will be developed in the case of CEDM penetration nozzle. The optimized parameters contains bead number and mesh density. The bead numbers along the longitudinal and circumferential directions are considered and the mesh density in each the bead is also considered. The model will be verified by numerical error control.

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