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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Effects of Radiation on Materials: 17th International Symposium
By
DS Gelles
DS Gelles
1
Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
?
Richland, WA Symposium Chairman and Editor
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RK Nanstad
RK Nanstad
2
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
?
Oak Ridge, TN Symposium Cochairman and Editor
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AS Kumar
AS Kumar
editor
3
University of Missouri-Rolla
?
Rolla, MO Symposium Cochairman and Editor
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EA Little
EA Little
editor
4Dept. of Materials Engineering
University College
,
Swansea,
UK
Symposium Cochairman and Editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-2016-8
ISBN:
978-0-8031-2016-7
No. of Pages:
1183
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1996

Charpy-size tensile specimens have been reconstituted starting from broken Charpy specimens. Precautions have been taken to prevent fracture in the weld regions of the reconstituted specimens.

Careful qualification of the tensile properties of the reconstituted tensile bars has been established and is in agreement with test results on ASTM/E8-size tensile specimens. The tensile properties of the unirradiated weld material of the Belgian PWR Doel 2 and of the unirradiated base metal of the German BWR Philippsburg 1 have been determined using this methodology. Both the resulting yield and maximum loads are in agreement with the actual expectations.

Qualification to apply the technique on irradiated specimens is in preparation.

1.
Langouche
,
F.
,
Chaouadi
,
R.
,
Puzzolante
,
J.L.
,
Vandermeulen
,
W.
,
Van de Velde
,
J.
,
Van Ransbeeck
,
T.
, in “
Qualification of Charpy specimen reconstitution procedure for unirradiated specimens
,” SCK report R2756, Mol,
1989
2.
Backfisch
,
W.
TUV Südwest Mannheim, and
Tulke
,
K.
KKW Philippsburg, private communication.
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