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PERFECT — Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components: Overview of RPV Mechanics Sub-Project

[+] Author Affiliations
David Lidbury

Serco Assurance, Warrington, UK

Stéphane Bugat, Olivier Diard

EDF, Moret-sur-Loing Cedex, France

Elisabeth Keim

Framatome ANP GmbH, Erlangen, Germany

Bernard Marini

CEA-Saclay, Saclay, France

Hans-Werner Viehrig

Forschungzentrum Rossendorf, Germany

Kim Wallin

VTT Industrial Systems, Espoo, Finland

Paper No. PVP2005-71558, pp. 321-329; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/PVP2005-71558
From:
  • ASME 2005 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, July 17–21, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4191-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3763-7
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

The EURATOM 6th Framework Integrated Project PERFECT (Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components) addresses irradiation damage in RPV materials and components by multi-scale modeling. This state-of-the-art approach offers many potential advantages over the conventional empirical methods used in current practice of nuclear plant lifetime management. Launched in January 2004, this 48-month project is focusing on two main components of nuclear power plants which are subject to irradiation damage: the ferritic steel reactor pressure vessel, and the austenitic steel internals. It is the purpose of the present paper to provide an overview of work being carried out in the RPV Mechanics Sub-project of PERFECT to predict the fracture behavior of PWR, BWR and WWER systems.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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