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Microstructural investigations and detection of low-cycle fatique degradation in metastable austenitic steel

D. Kalkhof, M. Grosse, M. Niffenegger
Paul Scherrer Institute
Nuclear Energy and Safety
Villigen, Switzerland CH- 5232
D. Stegemann
University of Hannover
Institute of Nuclear Engineering and NDT
Elbestrasse 38A
Hannover, Germany D- 30419
U. Gampe
Siempelkamp Prüf- und Gutachter-Gesellschaft mbH
Am Lagerplatz 4
Dresden, Germany D- 01099
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: dietmar.kalkhof@psi.ch

2nd International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, New Orleans May 2000.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract

Introduction

Materials and test conditions

Structure investigations by means of diffraction experiments

Testing for LCF degradation by means of magnetic NDT methods

Conclusion

Ackowledgements

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