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Evaluation of Constraint Effect due to Crack Location and Bottom Head Shape

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Shin-Beom Choi, Han-Bum Surh, Jong-Wook Kim

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea

Paper No. PVP2016-63423, pp. V003T03A039; 5 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5039-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


The aim of this paper is to evaluate the constraint effect due to the crack location and bottom head shape. To do so, two types of bottom head shape such as a semi-spherical bottom head and semi-elliptical bottom head were considered. In addition, five types of axial crack and two types of circumferential crack, classified by location, were adopted to conduct FE analyses. As a result, the bottom head shape does not affect the stress intensity factor of the circumferential flaw. Moreover, the crack location is not a sensitive parameter of the stress intensity factor for an axial crack located at the semi-spherical bottom head. In contrast, the crack location should be considered when the stress intensity factor of an axial crack located at the semi-elliptical bottom head is calculated. In addition, a heatup curve and cooldown curve were derived from the FE analysis results. As a result, the constraint effect owing to a crack location, except for the transition area, is not shown in the case of a semi-spherical bottom head. In the case of a semi-elliptical bottom head, the difference between each crack location is shown. These results will be helpful to enhance the understanding of the constraint effect and P-T limit curve.

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