Toughness of SA738Gr.B steel used for nuclear containment vessel

  title={Toughness of SA738Gr.B steel used for nuclear containment vessel},
  author={Huijuan Liu and Hongbo Zhang and J. Li},
  journal={International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping},
Abstract Toughness of structural steels is as important as the strength, but much more complicated partly due to the diversity of the characterization methods and the inconsistency among the obtained results. In the present work, the toughness of SA738Gr.B steel plates of 55 and 130 mm thicknesses used for building the containment vessels (CV) of third-generation nuclear power plants, in the quenched and tempered (QT) and simulated post-weld heat treatment (SPWHT) states, was thoroughly… Expand
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