The Design Analysis of Resistance to Brittle Crushing of WWER-1000 Reactor Head

A. E. Ovsenev, N. Pimenov, I. S. Bibik

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The basic equipment of reactor plant WWER-1000 is operated under the severe conditions. The reactor head is no exception because this construction is subjected to severe dynamic and temperature influence which causes a degradation of its material properties during the operation. This construction is made of rugged material which is capable of sustaining all impacts occurring at the planned operation lifetime, but some head sections are more subjected to a brittle crushing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019
Event7th International Scientific School-Conference of Young Scientists on Modern Problems of Physics and Technologies, MPPT 2018 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 Apr 201821 Apr 2018



  • joint weld
  • nuclear reactor head
  • nuclear reactor WWER-1000
  • resistance to brittle crushing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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