Radiation Effects in Boiling Water Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels

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J. N. Kass

Experimenal Mechanics, General Electric Co., Nuclear Energy Division, San Jose, Calif. 95125

A. J. Giannuzzi

Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, Calif.

D. A. Hughes

Lawrence Radiation Lab, Livermore, Calif.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 102(2), 177-186 (Apr 01, 1980) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3224794 History: Received July 24, 1979; Online September 15, 2009


Effect of neutron irradiation on notch toughness properties of Boiling Water Reactor pressure vessel steels was determined. Samples from several heats of plate, weld metal, and forgings were irradiated to three different fluence levels and tested. A statistical evaluation of the data was conducted to determine regression analysis mean decreases in upper shelf energy and increases in transition temperature versus fluence.

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