XLPR: A PROBABILISTIC CODE FOR FATIGUE AND PWSCC ANALYSIS OF WELD IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Robert KurthDogwood B
The US NRC and EPRI have developed a probabilistic fracture mechanics code through a memorandum of understanding. The code is called xLPR (extremely low probability of rupture) and can be used to evaluate a variety of structural integrity problems dealing with fatigue and primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) degradation. The code version 2 is now officially released and has been used by both NRC, EPRI and their contractors to perform a series of studies.