STP784

    Chapter 4—The General Electric Company Surveillance Programs for Boiling Water Reactor Pressure Vessels

    Published: Jan 1983


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    Abstract

    At neutron (n) fluences above a threshhold level of approximately 1017 n/cm2, exposure to neutron radiation (>1 MeV) has been shown to have a measurable effect on the mechanical properties of ferritic steels such as the low-alloy steels used for fabrication of light-water reactor pressure vessels (RPV's).


    Author Information:

    Higgins, JP

    Kass, JN


    Paper ID: STP29422S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29422S


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