Design Strength of Primary Structural Welds in Freestanding Structures

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K. P. Singh, A. I. Soler

Holtec International, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-1666

S. Bhattacharya

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 113(3), 471-475 (Aug 01, 1991) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2928783 History: Received September 05, 1989; Revised March 22, 1991; Online June 17, 2008


A rational analysis technique to evaluate structural integrity of primary welds in free-standing structures in accordance with the ASME Code is presented. This paper is intended to fill the void in the ASME Code rules for analyzing welds under “faulted” (level D) conditions in nonlinear free-standing structural components used in safety-related applications in nuclear power plants.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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