Title of article :
Development of new Z-factors for the evaluation of the circumferential surface crack in nuclear pipes Original Research Article
Y.H Choi، نويسنده , , Y.K Chung، نويسنده , , Y.W. Park، نويسنده , , J.B. LEE، نويسنده , , Gery Wilkowski، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1997
The purpose of this study is to develop new Z-factors to evaluate the behavior of a circumferential surface crack in nuclear pipe. Z-factor is a load multiplier used in the Z-factor method, which is one of the ASME Code Sec. XIʹs recommendations for the estimation of a surface crack in nuclear pipe. It has been reported that the load carrying capacities predicted from the current ASME Code Z-factors, are not well in agreement with the experimental results for nuclear pipes with a surface crack. In this study, new Z-factors for ferritic base metal, ferritic submerged arc welding (SAW) weld metal, austenitic base metal, and austenitic SAW weld metal are obtained by use of the surface crack for thin pipe (SC.TNP) method based on GE/EPRI method. The desirability of both the SC.TNP method and the new Z-factors is examined using the results from 48 pipe fracture experiments for nuclear pipes with a circumferential surface crack. The results show that the SC.TNP method is good for describing the circumferential surface crack behavior and the new Z-factors are well in agreement with the measured Z-factors for both ferritic and austenitic pipes.
Journal title :
Nuclear Engineering and Design Eslah