In this work, variation of the Beremin parameters with temperature for reactor pressure vessel material 20MnMoNi55 steel is studied. Beremin model is used, including the effect of plastic strain as originally formulated in the Beremin model. A set of six tests are performed at a temperature of −110 °C in order to determine reference temperature (T0) and master curve for the entire ductile-to-brittle transition (DBT) region as per the ASTM Standard E1921. Monte Carlo simulation is employed to produce a large number of 1 T three-point bending specimen (TPB) fracture toughness data randomly drawn from the scatter band obtained from the master curve, at different temperatures of interest in the brittle dominated portion of DBT region to determine Beremin model parameters variation with temperatures.

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