The paper presents an assessment of existing constraint-based procedures for as-received and aged nuclear power plant components, which has been performed as part of the European project VOCALIST. Current analytical procedures and gaps in understanding and limitations in constraint-based procedures are summarized and a First Best-Practice Handbook for constraint-based procedures is outlined. This handbook is based on case studies provided by the VOCALIST partners. The cases are selected to provide an overview of the state-of-the art methods include two-parameter and local approach analyses for cleavage and ductile tearing of different structural components.
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Validation of Constraint-Based Methodology in Structural Integrity: Current Issues and Best Practice Handbook
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Nilsson, K, Taylor, N, Bhandari, S, Siegele, D, & Lidbury, D. "Validation of Constraint-Based Methodology in Structural Integrity: Current Issues and Best Practice Handbook." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Service Experience and Failure Assessment Applications. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August 5–9, 2002. pp. 71-79. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2002-1177
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