Revista18th European Conference on Fracture: Fracture of Materials and Structures from Micro to Macro Scale
Año de publicación2010
Analysis of the methodologies used in the environmental factor assessment in actual transients of nuclear power plantsCicero González, Román | Cicero González, Sergio | Lacalle Calderón, Roberto | Álvarez Laso, José Alberto |
Components of nuclear power plants (NPPare submerged in a characteristic environment that reduces their fatigue life. Several expressions have been obtained with the aim of calculating the environmental effect under given conditions, but, as yet, no one has managed to develop a methodology of application for the evaluation of transients, and in particular, for the actual transients that occur in plant and are analyzed by means of monitoring systems. In this work the methodologies used nowadays for the calculation of the environmental factor are analyzed and discussed, and in addition, a new procedure, easily implementable in the current monitoring systems, is proposed.