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ESIA 3 Life Assessment and Life Extension of Engineering Plant, Structures and Components

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Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment organised by The Dynamic Testing Agency in conjunction with AEA Technology, held at Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K., September 24-26, 1996 Editors: J.H.Edwards, P.E.J. Flewitt, B.C. Gasper, K.A. McLarty, P. Stanley and B. Tomkins.
ISBN 0 947817 89 1 (1996), 756 pages.

Papers presented at the Dynamic Testing Agency’s Third International
Conference in association with AEA Technology plc on “Engineering
Structural Integrity Assessment” Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
24-26 September 1996

INSPECTION, MONITORING AND MATERIALS DEGRADATION

Material Sampling and Replication
P R ROBERTS

Non-Destructive Methods for Determination of Residual Stress and
Material Degradation and their Potential for Life Assessment
C B SCRUBY, M T HUTCHINGS, D J BUTTLE

Quality Assurance of Glass Fibre Reinforced Piping Systems
J C M DE BRUIJN, C A M VAN DEN ENDE

Degradation Mechanisms in Structural Materials
J F KNOTT

Identification of Simulated Failure Modes in Composites with Radial
Basis Function Networks
P J JACOB, A D BALL

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Approach to Plant Life Management
R J BROWNE, J M BREAR, B J CANE, J WILLIAMSON

Modelling Charpy Property Changes Due to Irradiation: A New Method
of Analysis
P L WINDLE, R MOSKOVIC

Fatigue, Creep and Creep/Fatigue Behaviour of a Ti-Base Superalloy
at 650°C
T H HYDE, A A BECKER, L XIA

Crack Initiation on 316L (N) CT Specimens under Creep-Fatigue Conditions

L LAIARINANDRASANA, R PIQUES, B DRUBAY, C FAIDY

Modelling of the Creep Behaviour of Compact Tension Geometry Specimens
of a 12Cr Steel at 550°C and Correlation with Cavitation
W GAUDIG, K MAILE, R TSCHEUSCHNER, J GRANACHER

Investigation Into the Early Stages of Crack Growth in Two Low Alloy
Steels
M R CHORLTON, K M NIKBIN, G A WEBSTER

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT (INPUT PARAMETERS AND ASSESSMENT
METHOD) AND LIFE PREDICTION

Fatigue Life Assessment Under Multiaxial Variable Amplitude Loading

P MORIHAT, B KENMEUGNE, E VIDAL-SALLÉ, J L ROBERT

Prediction of Creep-Fatigue Behaviour at Stress Concentrations in
1CrMoV Rotor Steel
S R HOLDSWORTH

Condition Assessment and Life Extension of Fossil Fired Boilers

D J WALDRON

Life Assessment of Large Structures by Means of Elastic-Plastic
Fracture Mechanics Concepts
P JULISCH, S SHEN, W STADTMÜLLER, D STURM

Advances in Linepipe Defect Assessment
D G JONES

Comparison of Different Types of Specimens for Crack-Arrest Test
on the Pressure Vessel Steel ALDUR 58D
S FELBER, G SCHNEEWEISS, T VARGA

Fracture Toughness Predictions for a Range of Geometries Using a
Coupled Cleavage/Ductile Micromechanical Model
M R GOLDTHORPE, R M ANDREWS, C S WIESNER

The Use of Crack Arrest and Constraint Concepts in Pressure Vessel
Safety Assessment
D C CONNORS, A R DOWLING, P E J FLEWITT

Development of a Shallow-Flaw Fracture Assessment Methodology for
Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessels
B R BASS, J W BRYSON, T L DICKSON, W J McAFEE, W E PENNELL

LBB – Analysis of Nuclear Piping – A Method for Life Assessment
and Extension
G BARHOLOMÉ

Determination of Maximum Initial Flaw Size Using the Material Full
Stress-Strain Curve
B FARAHMAND

An Evaluation of the Methods Used for Estimating the Fatigue Lives
of Compact Components
A B MEW, A W CARDRICK, V J PIKE, J O’HARA, S TATE, R P SHARP

Fatigue Crack Growth Life Assessment and the NASA/FLAGRO Computer
Program
V B LAWRENCE, V SHIVAKUMAR

Damage Estimation Techniques for Usage Monitoring in Helicopters

P E IRVING, R A HUDSON

RISK ASSESSMENT, LIFE EXTENSION AND ECONOMICS

Life Extension and Upgrading of Structures to Meet Increased Structural
Integrity Requirements
F M BURDEKIN

Failure Investigation Techniques and Their Impact on Plant Life
and Performance
M W J LEWIS, L G HAMPSON

Fatigue Damage Evaluation of a Rail Bogie Caused by Track Irregularities

R K LUO, B L GABBITAS, B V BRICKLE

Predicting the Safe-Life of Ageing Submarine Pipelines Using PCRA
– Part 1: Theoretical Framework
J E STRUTT, K ALLSOPP

Predicting the Safe-Life of Ageing Submarine Pipelines Using PCRA
– Part 2: Model Application
J E STRUTT, K ALLSOPP, D NEWMAN, C TRILLE

Structural Integrity Assessment and Repair of Bomb Damaged Buildings

P ESPER, W KEANE

Transport, Fatigue and Life Extension: An Overview
R A SMITH

Fitness for Purpose Justifications Using Risk-Based Methods
D A MACINNES, V R GREEN, P J HORROCKS

Assessing Risk and Variability of Fatigue Lives in Cyclically Loaded
Structures
D SOCIE

Residual Life Prediction of Materials/Systems
K P GEORGE, A RAJA SHEKHARAN

Lifetime Prediction and Rejuvenation of Aero Engine Turbine Blades

S Å KARLSSON

Structural Integrity of Ageing Aircraft – Assessment of Life Extension

R J CAZES

A Method of Predicting the Residual Lives of Defective Rails Using
Monte Carlo Simulation
M BEAGLES

Probabilistic Methods for the Establishment of Civil Aircraft Maintenance
Programmes
L PIZZANELLI, D DUPRAT, M TISSEYRE, J Y BEAUFILS

Equipment Life Prediction as a Tool in Running a Cost Effective
Railway
J S FIRTH, P J FORTEY

Life Time Extension of Grinding Mill Power Train Components by Applied
Fuzzy Control
H P BECK, H ZENNER, C SOURKOUNIS, D HARSTE

Pipeline Life Management
D G JONES

The Use of Remote Visual Inspection for Plant Examination Including
the Work Performed at Sizewell ‘B’
C H MACRO

Assessment of the Remaining Life of the HIFAR Reactor Aluminium
Tank by Post Irradiation Examination of Ex-Service Components and
In-Service Non-Destructive Examination
C J MOSS, D J BATTLE, R P HARRISON, N R McDONALD, D R G MITCHELL

Technical Basis for API Publication 941 (“Nelson Curves”)
J M BREAR, J M CHURCH

Risk and Reliability Assessment – A Critical Review
M J BAKER

Application of Risk Analysis to Economic Appraisal of Maintenance
Options for Concrete Bridges
R S RUBAKANTHA, P R VASSIE

A Boundary Element Method for Life Assessment of Engineering Structures

A P CISILINO, M H ALIABADI

New Strategies for the Assessment of Long-Term Data From Interrupted
Creep Tests
C K BULLOUGH, S R HOLDSWORTH

Structural Integrity Assessment of the Jet Neutral Beam Components

B D DANIELS, S PAPASTERGIOU

Characterisation of Fatigue Damage of Austenitic Steels Using HTSc-SQUID

U GAMPE, J SCHRIEBER, D EIFLER, H J KRAUSE, M LANG, H J BASSLER,
R EHRLICH

Collapse Loads Relevant to the Assessment of Defects in Pressure
Vessel Nozzles
P G HARPER

The Use of the Eigenstrain Technique for Component Life Calculation

D N DAI, D NOWELL, D A HILLS

Life Prediction Techniques Applied to the Standard Fatigue Testing
of HIP Stems
H L PLEOG, H W WEVERS, U P WYSS, M BÜRGI

Life Assessment for Conditions of Combined High and Low Cycle Fatigue

M HAWKYARD, B E POWELL

Characterisation of Metallographic Damage in a Cobalt Superalloy

F PRATESI, M GIANNOZZI, M INNOCENTI, A DEL PUGLIA, G ZONFRILLO

Improvements and Calculation Time Reduction of Fatigue Life Criteria

J C CLÉMENT, B KENMEUGNE, E VIDAL-SALLÉ, J L ROBERT

Life-Cycle Data Management with STEP
N SWINDELLS

Nanochemical Characterisation of Nuclear Plant Steels
J C WALMSLEY, P SPELLWARD, R CORCORAN, S T FENTON

Engineering the Surface Stress and Finish to Extend Product life

P O’HARA

The Application of Modal Analysis to the Estimation of Fault Severity
in Spur Gears
I YESILYURT, A D BALL

Analysis of Fracture Toughness Data Using a Neutral Network
M BRINN, A J CADMAN, I KERR

Factors Affecting Facility Closure Decisions
M L JEAL

Creep Life Predictions of Pressure Components Containing Stress
Concentration Regions under Primary Plus Secondary Creep
K ZARRABI, H HOSSEINI-TOUDESHKY

Basis for Structural Integrity Assessment and Life Prediction
B TOMKINS