JSME International Journal Series A Solid Mechanics and Material Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-5363
Print ISSN : 1344-7912
ISSN-L : 1344-7912
Damage & Fracture
Sensitivity Analysis of Failure Probability on PTS Benchmark Problems of Pressure Vessel Using a Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis Code
Yinsheng LIDaisuke KATOKatsuyuki SHIBATA
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2001 Volume 44 Issue 1 Pages 130-137


In this paper, the results of the sensitivity analyses of failure probability are presented for pressure vessel under PTS (Pressurized Thermal Shock) transient, by using our new probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis code. The pressure, the fluid temperature at the inner surface of pressure vessel and other analysis conditions are based on an international benchmark study on PTS. The temperature and stress distributions through wall thickness during transient are obtained by a heat transfer and an elasto-plastic stress analysis with FEM. The new models and methodologies introduced in our code are summarized and the effect of overlay clad and behavior of semi-elliptical crack on the failure probability are investigated especially.

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© 2001 by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
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