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Flaw Stability in Mild Steel Tanks in the Upper-Shelf Ductile Range—Part I: Mechanical Properties

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Robert L. Sindelar, Poh-Sang Lam, George R. Caskey

Savannah River Technology Center, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC 29808  

Leta Y. Woo

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(2), 162-168 (Nov 02, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556173 History: Received October 12, 1999; Revised November 02, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Orientation of test specimens
Grahic Jump Location
JR curves for A285 Grade B steel at 40°F (4.4°C)
Grahic Jump Location
Fracture surface of specimen P5-2

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