Probabilistic fracture mechanics: Application in reactor pressure vessels and oil pipelines

José Martínez Trinidad, Didier Samayoa Ochoa, Erika Hernández García, José De Jesús Silva Lomelí, Orlando Susarrey Huerta, Alexander Balankin

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The probabilistic fracture mechanical procedures have been developed for the case of radiation embrittlement of nuclear reactor pressure vessel welds, as well as for elastic-plastic circumstance as it is the case of oil pipelines. The proposed risk-based pipeline assessment procedure may be used for a more efficient inspection, and a better repair and maintenance program. The probabilistic fracture mechanical evaluation of the BWR vessel was performed as part of the development of Risk Informed In-service Inspection Program, adopted for the nuclear power plant "Laguna Verde" in 2001.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
EventRevista Mexicana de Fisica -
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


ConferenceRevista Mexicana de Fisica
Period1/01/05 → …

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