Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Comparison Between J and Collapse Load Approaches Applied to Fracture Test Results on Ni Base Alloy 600 Surface Cracked Plates

[+] Author Affiliations
Philippe Gilles

AREVA, Colombes, Ile de France, France

Yann Andrieu

AREVA, Paris-La-Défense, Ile de France, France

Claude Amzallag

EDF, Lyon, Rhône Alpes, France

Paper No. PVP2010-25708, pp. 171-178; 8 pages
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 6, Parts A and B
  • Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 18–22, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-49255 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3878-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The paper presents a fracture mechanics analyses of CT and surface cracked plate specimens (CCT) made from material Inconel 600. The main issue is to determine whether the plates fracture by ductile tearing or collapse with the aim of determining a simplified fracture assessment of steam generator partition plates. The paper compares J based analyses to several collapse load formulae. It is shown that estimating the tearing initiation load is almost unachievable in the present tests designed as demonstrative tests. It is also proven that most of the case collapse load formulae are very conservative. The results contribute to evidence that partition plates exhibit sufficient safety margins to failure up to the end of service life in spite of the presence of a very deep initial crack.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In