INCEFA-PLUS Project: review of the test programme

Research output: Contribution to report/book/conference proceedingsIn-proceedings paperpeer-review


  • Matthias Bruchhausen
  • Alec McLennan
  • Román Cicero
  • Caitlin Huotilainen
  • Kevin Mottershead
  • Jean-Christophe Le Roux
  • Marc Vankeerberghen

Institutes & Expert groups

  • JRC - Joint Research Centre
  • Wood plc.
  • Universidad de Cantabria - Inesco Ingenieros - Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico
  • VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Amec Foster Wheeler, Clean Energy
  • EDF - Electricité de France

Documents & links



The European Project INCEFA-PLUS (INcreasing Safety in NPPs by Covering gaps in Environmental Fatigue Assessment) characterizes environmentally assisted fatigue of stainless steels in light water reactor environments. The project includes a major test programme during which more than 200 fatigue tests have been carried out in different laboratories across Europe. The test campaign was structured in three successive phases with slightly different foci. All testing programmes were optimized by means of the Design of Experiment method. The majority of the tests were carried out on a single batch of 304L which were complemented by tests on different batches of 304L and on X6 CrNiTi 18 10, a Ti stabilized steel used in VVERs.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ASME 2020Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference
PublisherASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Jul 2020


  • Environmetally-assisted fatigue, Stainless steel, Air, LWR

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