The wall of a nuclear reactor pressure vessel can undergo a reduction of its mechanical properties due to the presence of hydrogen, a process known as hydrogen embrittlement (HE). A numerical model of hydrogen diffusion assisted by stress and strain was used in this paper to evaluate the HE process in the wall of a real nuclear reactor pressure vessel, formed by a bimaterial (stainless steel and low carbon steel). In this sense, a quantitative analysis was carried out of the influence of tempering heat treatments conditions applied to these two steels on hydrogen concentration accumulated in the nuclear reactor vessel during its operation time. To this end, the most relevant parameters of these heat treatments were considered: (i) tempering temperature and (ii) tempering time.

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