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    RESQUE: Dependence of Test Results on Reconstituted Specimens with Tolerance Deviations and Variation of End Block Materials

    Published: 01 January 2002

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    This paper continues the presentation of detailed results of the EU-sponsored RESQUE project. Within the RESQUE project it was planned to determine the dependence of Charpy-V test results on tolerance deviations and different end block materials in reconstituted specimens. The conventional Charpy-V parameters - the total impact energy, lateral expansion and shear fracture appearance - are not significantly affected by oversized dimensional variability. Disturbing load oscillations arise from some of the geometrical deviations. This influences the characteristic yield load, yield deflection and impact energy at load maximum. In comparison with the existing scatter there is no significant effect of the end block material on the main Charpy parameters and the characteristic loads.


    reactor pressure vessel steel, reconstituted specimens, stud welding, geometrical deviation, Charpy-V test, Charpy-V parameters, transition temperatures

    Author Information:

    Viehrig, H-W
    Senior Scientist, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V., Dresden,

    Richter, H
    Research Scientist, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V., Dresden,

    Atkins, T
    Project Leader, AEA Technology, Nuclear Research, Ora,

    van Walle, E
    Head of Department, Reactor Materials Research Unit, SCK•CEN, Mol,

    Scibetta, M
    Section Head Mechanical Testing Group, Reactor Materials Research Unit, SCK•CEN, Mol,

    Valo, MJ
    Group Leader, VTT Manufacturing Technology,

    Wootton, MR
    Research Officer, RSO BNFL Magnox Generation, Berkeley Centre, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    Keim, E
    Manager, Siemens Nuclear Power GmbH (SNP), Erlangen,

    Debaberis, L
    Project Manager, Joint Research Center - IAM Petten, Petten,

    Horsten, M
    Product Group Manager Materials, Monitoring and Inspection, NRG, Petten,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10840S