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ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Requirements for Prevention of Brittle Fracture

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Robert E. Nickell

Applied Science and Technology, Poway, CA 92064

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(2), 121-130 (May 05, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1561452 History: Received December 14, 2001; Revised January 24, 2003; Online May 05, 2003

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Impact test exemption curves, ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1 (Fig. UCS-66)
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The four hyperbolic tangent parameters
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Comparison of Appendix R reference curve to Appendix G fracture mechanics approach with relaxed fracture toughness conservatism
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Comparison of Appendix R reference curve to Appendix G fracture mechanics approach with relaxed stress conservatism
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Comparison of Appendix R reference curve to Appendix G fracture mechanics approach with relaxed flaw conservatism (flaw depth=1/10 thickness)
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Comparison of Appendix R reference curve to fully conservative Appendix G fracture mechanics approach
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Stress multipliers to obtain fracture mechanics applied stress intensity, ASME Code Section III, Division 1, Appendix G (Fig. G-2214-1)
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KIR lower-bound reference fracture toughness curve, ASME Code Section III, Division 1, Appendix G (Fig. G-2210-1)
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Irwin thickness correction curve
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Permissible lowest service metal temperature for Class 2, Class 3, containment and support structure ferritic steels, ASME Code Section III, Division 1 (Fig. R-1200-1)

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