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A Proposal of Fatigue Life Correction Factor Fen for Austenitic Stainless Steels in LWR Water Environments

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Makoto Higuchi

Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries

Kazuya Tsutsumi

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Akihiko Hirano

Hitachi Ltd.

Katsumi Sakaguchi

Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(4), 403-410 (Nov 04, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1613945 History: Received April 22, 2003; Revised June 02, 2003; Online November 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Fatigue data for austenitic stainless steels in air
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(a) Relation between Fen and strain rate in BWR water, and (b) relation between Fenav and strain rate in BWR water
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(a) Relation between Fen and strain rate in PWR water and (b) relation between Fenav and strain rate in PWR water
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Relation between Fen and DO in BWR water
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Relation between Fen and DO in PWR water
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Relation between P and temperature in PWR water
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Relation between P and temperature in BWR water
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Relation between proposed Fen(A) and strain rate in BWR water
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Relation between proposed Fen(A) and strain rate in PWR water
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Comparison of experimental life with predicted life by Fen(A) in BWR water
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Comparison of experimental life with predicted life by Fen(A) in PWR water
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Relation between Fen and εa in BWR water
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Relation between Fen and εa in PWR water
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Comparison between fatigue data and proposed Fen curves in BWR water
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Comparison between fatigue data and proposed Fen curves in PWR water
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Comparison between fatigue data and proposed Fen curves in PWR water
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Comparison of experimental life with predicted life by Fen(B) in BWR water
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Comparison of experimental life with predicted life by Fen(B) in PWR water
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Comparison of corrected fatigue data with design curve in BWR water
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Comparison of corrected fatigue data with design curve in PWR water
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Comparison of corrected fatigue data with design curve in BWR water
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Comparison of corrected fatigue data with design curve in PWR water

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