By David Lidbury, Peter B. Hirsch

This quantity brings jointly the papers awarded on the eighth Symposium organised via the Technical Advisory staff on Structural Integrity of Nuclear Plant (TAGSI), hung on twenty fifth April 2001 on the TWI convention Centre at Granta Park, nice Abington close to Cambridge, united kingdom. the topic of this one-day symposium was once ''Methods for the evaluation of the Structural Integrity of elements and Structures''. It used to be attended by means of over 80 delegates from nuclear and non-nuclear industries, academia and executive corporations. the development, approach, strength iteration, production and delivery industries all depend on the integrity of acceptable buildings and elements to make sure the secure and fiscal operation in their plant. the item of the Symposium was once to disseminate a number of the methodologies utilized in assorted industries for the evaluation of structural integrity, and to allow comparisons to be made up of the various methods

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In the report on its findings it considered a range of issues: • The development of the R6 method to form R6 Rev 3. • Input data requirements. 34 Methods for Assessment of Structural Integrity of Components and Structures • Assessment procedures using R6 Rev 3, sensitivity studies and reserve (safety) factors. • Validation. • Comparison with other assessment methodologies. • Limitations and future developments. The study group concluded that the R6 Rev 3 methodology represented an acceptable and safe method for assessing the structural integrity of nuclear components within its defined scope.

Bannister and S. E. Webster Corus Research, Development & Technology, Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S. Yorks S60 3AR, UK R. A. Ainsworth British Energy Generation Ltd, Structural Integrity Branch, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Glos GL4 3RS, UK ABSTRACT A co-operative European project on Structural Integrity Assessment Procedures for European Industry (SINTAP) commenced in 1996. The project involved participants from nine European countries. Following a review of existing fitness-for-purpose assessment procedures, and research on a selective number of topics, SINT AP was completed in 1999 with the production of a new flaw assessment procedure.

Joint Industry Project on Miniature Fracture Toughness Testing Following the pilot study, a comprehensive research project was commissioned with the HSL/AEAT partnership to evaluate miniature toughness testing in detail. Three divisions of the HSE and two external companies (Advantica and Rolls-Royce) are involved in this project. Two nuclear quality steels (A533B-l and A508-CL) which already had a considerable data base regarding toughness testing were used to evaluate specimen size and type, and then parent and weld material from an Advantica HPSV will be evaluated.

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