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Integrity of Reactor Pressure Vessels in Nuclear Power Plants: Assessment of Irradiation Embrittlement Effects in Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.11

English STI/PUB/1382 ¦ 978-92-0-101709-3

144 pages ¦ 80 figures ¦ € 25.00 ¦ Date published: 2009

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This publication is intended to assist nuclear utilities in optimizing the service life of nuclear power plants. It reviews the latest research on the effects of neutron irradiation on the steels and welds of reactor pressure vessels within light water cooled and moderated reactors.

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