Accession Number:

ADA011355

Title:

Reliability of Reactor Components and Systems Subject to Fatigue and Creep.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C INST FOR THE STUDY OF FATIGUE FRACTURE AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The physical-probabilistic basis for the reliability assessment of structural parts operating at elevated temperatures and therefore subject not only to fatigue -- but also to creep-damage or to a combination of both is developed and discussed. The importance of order-statistics concepts and, in particular, of extreme value distributions in structural reliability analysis is demonstrated. Diagrams facilitating the practical application of the developed concepts in this analysis are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE