Fracture Toughness Requirements for ASME Section VIII Vessels for Temperatures Colder Than 77K

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Mahendra D. Rana

Materials Engineering Laboratory, Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY 14151e-mail: mahendra_rana@praxair.com

W. D. Doty

Doty and Associate, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Sumio Yukawa

Boulder, CO 80301

Robert Zawierucha

Materials Engineering Laboratory, Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY 14151

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(3), 332-337 (Nov 13, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1376125 History: Received August 29, 2000; Revised November 13, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Predicted temperature rise during a charpy test as a function of initial temperature for austenitic stainless steel (reproduced from Tobler et al.)
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Comparison of fracture and CVN data



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