ASTM WK40959

    Work Item: ASTM WK40959 - Revision of E636 - 10 Standard Guide for Conducting Supplemental Surveillance Tests for Nuclear Power Reactor Vessels, E 706 (IH)

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    Active Standard: E636 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: E10.02 | Committee E10 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Rationale

    A revision of ASTM E636 is being proposed, with the main purpose of acknowledging the standardization of fracture toughness tests at impact loading rates on precracked Charpy-size specimens in ASTM E1820 (Annex A17). A second proposed change, which originates from a negative vote submitted during the 2012 ballot of ASTM E636, is the recommendation to precrack fracture toughness specimens after rather than before irradiation (as recommended in the current version). The increase of yield strength induced by irradiation and/or annealing should also be taken into account when establishing the precracking conditions.


    fracture toughness; irradiation; notch ductility; nuclear reactor vessels; surveillance (of nuclear reactor vessels)
    ; Irradiance/irradiation; Neutron flux/fluence; Nuclear reactor vessels--surveillance; Radiation exposure--nuclear materials/applications ;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Enrico Lucon


    E10 (13-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as E636-2014 and Pending Publication