Tamás Fekete


In Hungary, four nuclear power units were constructed more than 30 years ago; they are operating to this day. In every unit, VVER-440 V213-type light-water cooled, light-water moderated, pressurized water reactors are in operation. Since the mid-1980s, numerous researches in the field of Pressurized Thermal Shock (PTS) analyses of Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) have been conducted in Hungary; in all of them, the concept of structural integrity was the basis of research and development. During this time, four large PTS studies with industrial relevance have been completed in Hungary. Each used different objectives and guides, and the analysis methodology was also changing. This paper gives a comparative review of the methodologies used in these large PTS Structural Integrity Analysis projects, presenting the latest results as well.


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    Fekete, T. (2016) “Review of pressurized thermal shock studies of large scale reactor pressure vessels in Hungary”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 10(36), pp. Pages 99–111. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.36.10.