STP1256: Evaluation of Disk-Shaped Compact Specimen for Determining J-R Curves

    Yoon, KK
    Advisory Engineers, B&W Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA

    Gross, LB
    Advisory Engineers, B&W Nuclear Technologies, Lynchburg, VA

    Wade, CS
    Section Manager and Scientist, Babcock & Wilcox, Alliance Research Center, Alliance, OH

    VanDerSluys, WA
    Section Manager and Scientist, Babcock & Wilcox, Alliance Research Center, Alliance, OH

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1995


    Abstract

    A set of equations are developed for a disk-shaped compact (DC(T)) specimen to be used in conjunction with ASTM E 1152-87 standard which is for determining J-R curves using rectangular compact specimens. A slightly different disk-shaped tension specimen design (BWDC(T)) is used by B&W Owners Group in their Integrated Reactor Vessel Material Surveillance Program [1] (IRVSP). This specimen is analyzed by a finite element method to investigate whether the standard DC(T) compliance relationship is appropriate for use. Validation tests using both square C(T) and DC(T) specimens were performed and the resulting J-R curves are compared. It is concluded that using this procedure both C(T) and BWDC(T) specimens yield similar J-R curves.

    Keywords:

    fracture toughness, J-integral testing, disk-shaped specimen, disk-shaped compact specimen


    Paper ID: STP16389S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16389S


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