Numerical validation of burst pressure estimation equations for steam generator tubes with multiple axial surface cracks

Ji Seok Kim, Myeong Woo Lee, Yun Jae Kim, Jin Weon Kim

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This paper provides further validation of the burst pressure estimation equations for multiple axial surface cracked steam generator tubes, recently proposed by the authors based on analytical local collapse load approach against systematic FE damage analysis results of Alloy 690 tubes with twin axial surface cracks. Wide ranges of the relative crack depth and multiple crack configurations are considered. Comparison shows good agreements, giving sufficient confidence of the proposed equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-587
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Engineering and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Alloy 690 steam generator tube
  • Burst pressure estimation equations
  • Finite element damage analysis
  • Multiple axial surface cracks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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