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A comparison of different failure assessment methodologies applied to the NESC-1 test

Smith, MC and Sherry, AH and Schofield, J and Phaal, R and Howard, IC (1998) A comparison of different failure assessment methodologies applied to the NESC-1 test. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, 362. pp. 281-287. ISSN 0277-027X

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Abstract

Predictions for a 75x205mm surface semi-elliptic defect in the NESC-1 spinning cylinder test have been made using BS PD 6493:1991, the R6 procedure, non-linear cracked body finite element analysis techniques and the local approach to fracture. All the techniques agree in predicting ductile tearing near the inner surface of the cylinder followed by cleavage initiation. However they differ in the amount of ductile tearing, and the exact location and time of any cleavage event. The amount of ductile tearing decreases with increasing sophistication in the analysis, due to the drop in peak crack driving force and more explicit consideration of constraint effects. The local approach predicts a high probability of cleavage in both HAZ and base material after 190s, while the other predictions suggest that cleavage is unlikely in the HAZ due to constraint loss, but likely in the underlying base material. The timing of this event varies from ∼150s for R6 predictions to ∼250-300s using non-linear cracked body analysis.

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Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
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