Elastic-Plastic Analysis of the PVRC Burst Disk Tests With Comparison to the ASME Code Primary Stress Limits

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D. P. Jones, J. E. Holliday

Bechtel Bettis, Inc., Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, West Mifflin, PA 15122-0079

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(2), 146-151 (Mar 07, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556164 History: Received January 06, 2000; Revised March 07, 2000
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Close-up of built-in edge
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Boundary conditions for FEA models
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True stress versus true plastic strain curve
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Linearized elastic stresses
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Pressure-deflection curve for 304 SS.LSLD-EP-FEA
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Pressure-defection curve for ABS-C.LSLS-EP-FEA
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Pressure-deflection curve for A-533-B.LSLD-EP-FEA
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Deformed geometry and cut line definitions
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Effective plastic strain distributions



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