Theoretical Analysis of Fracture Criterion for Stainless Steel Pipe with Circumferential Through-Wall Crack

  • K. Kashima
  • Y. Takahashi
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The fracture criterion for nuclear reactor stainless steel piping was estimated using simplified methods. This estimation showed that the J-integral fracture criterion (the tearing modulus criterion) and the plastic collapse criterion were established almost simultaneously, and this confirmed the validity of conventional fracture criterion evaluation using the plastic collapse concept.


Stress Intensity Factor Crack Length Fracture Criterion Plastic Collapse Stainless Steel Pipis 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kashima
    • 1
  • Y. Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentCentral Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)Komae, Tokyo, 201Japan

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