The present paper details a post-processing method to provide a local update of the material properties after a thorough manufacturing process simulation. This update degrades the hardening behavior model to fit in-service analyses requirements. It allows a drastic reduction of the level of complexity of the numerical model, while keeping the initial state of the component as accurate as necessary for service analyses. It makes the results of advanced best estimate numerical simulation available as direct inputs for regulatory analysis.

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