volume 237, issue 1, P1-15 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2006.03.022
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Abstract: Life management and structural integrity assessment of bimetallic welds in its state-of-the-art form relies on practical methods derived on the basis of years of experience in operation and simplistic strength of materials analyses. The complex conditions and properties of the weldment, as resulting from the elaborate interaction of different microstructures with gradients in material properties, have limited the ability of currently existing methods to construct the assessment on the basis of actual failure …

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