John Brear

Publications by John Brear

Bagnall, S.L., Reed, A.W.B., Brear, J.M.,
“Development of a classification system for the microstructural evolution of austenitic stainless steels”
ESIA13 – 13th International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment,
FESI – UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity, Manchester, UK, 19- 20 May 2015

Brear, J.M.
“Weld life prediction – building on experience”
International VDI Conference – Alloys in Power Plant Technology, Berlin 11-12 November 2014

Brear, J.M.
“Creep, fatigue and corrosion interactions in a mixed fleet of power-generation boilers”
International VDI Conference – Alloys in Power Plant Technology, Berlin 26-27 November 2013

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P
“Structural integrity management of a mixed fleet of power-generation boilers: – a systematic, utility-wide approach”
Baltica 9 ‘Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants’ Helsinki, 11-13 June 2013

Whittaker, M., Wilshire, B. and Brear, J.M.
“Creep fracture of the centrifugally-cast superaustenitic steels HK40 and HP40”
Materials Science & Engineering A580 pp 391–396, 2013

Brear, J.M.
“New issues with an old steel – should we panic?”
IMechE HRSG User Group, Nottingham 15-16 November 2011

Brear, J.M., Jarvis, P
“Cracked crackers: practical solutions to integrity issues on an fcc unit”
CatCracker.com – Coker.com Conference and Exhibition, Düsseldorf 17-21 October 2011

Brear, J.M., Jarvis, P and Scully, S
“Safety issues arising from the corosion-fatigue of waterwall tubes”
Baltica 8 ‘Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants’, Helsinki, 18-20 May 2010

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P
“Cracking of a gas turbine to HRSG transition piece”
IMechE HRSG User Group, Warwick, 11-12 Nov 2009

Brear, J.M.
“Materials challenges for present and future refineries”
Materials Network Wales Seminar ‘Structure-critical materials for the oil and gas industries’
Technium Pembrokeshire, 29 October 2009

Brear, J.M.
“Stress relief embrittlement – revisited”
ECCC Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture in High Temperature Components – design and life assessment’ EMPA, Zurich, 21-23 April 2009

Brear, J.M., Whittaker, M.T., Wilshire, B.
“Creep fracture of centrifugally-cast HK40 steel”
ECCC Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture in High Temperature Components – design and life assessment’ EMPA, Zurich, 21-23 April 2009

Brear, J.M., Conlin, P., Dechene, D., Jarvis, P. and Lilley, J.
“Predicting and preventing carburisation-induced failures of coker heater tubes”
Coker.com Conf ‘Delayed Coker Safety, Environment, Technology and Operations Optimization’
Cologne, September 29 – October 2 2008

Harrison, J., Cummings, J., Carroll, M. and Brear, J.M.
“Carburisation and metal dusting of 9Cr Platformer heater tubes”
NACE Technical Meeting, Houston, September 2007

Cummings, J., Brear, J.M. and Franks, A.R.
“Failure of a 9Cr Platformer heater tube”
NACE Technical Meeting, Houston, September 2007

Brear, J.M. and Williamson, J.
“Integrity and life assessment of catalytic reformer units”
Chapter 2 of EFC Publication 42 ‘Corrosion in Refineries’, eds Harston, J.D., Ropital, F.
Inst Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, July 2007, pp 18-46

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P.
“Living with creep damage… outside the creep range”
Keynote paper at Baltica 7 ‘Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants’, Helsinki,
VTT Symposium 246/247, Espoo, Vol. 2 pp. 50-64, 12-14 June 2007
Energy Materials, Vol 2, No 2, 2007, pp 109-116

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P.
“Through-life integrity management of boilers”
SABIC Technical Meeting STM-7, Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2006

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P.
“Through-life integrity management of packaged boilers”
SABIC Technical Meeting STM-7, Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2006

Brear, J.M.
“Tube inspection – how to separate materials and operational factors”
ETD Int Seminar ‘Risk-Based Management of Industrial Plant’
Inst Matls, London, 28 November 2006

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P.
“Life Assessment of Reformer Outlet Components”
Saudi Aramco Forum, ‘Hydrogen Reformers: Materials, Inspection and Mechanical Integrity’
Dhahran , 23 – 24 January 2006

Brear, J.M.
“Life Assessment of Reformer Catalyst Tubes”
Saudi Aramco Forum, ‘Hydrogen Reformers: Materials, Inspection and Mechanical Integrity’
Dhahran , 23 – 24 January 2006

Brear, J.M.
“Predicting the onset of Type-IV cracking in P91 – parametric and model approaches”
ETD Seminar ‘Industry and Research Experience in the use of P91/T91 in HRSG and Conventional Boilers’ Inst Matls, London, 7-8 December 2005

Brear, J.M.
“On the edge of reality – an evaluation of parametric representations of creep strain and rupture data”
ECCC Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture in High Temperature Components – design and life assessment issues’ IMechE, London, 12-14 September 2005
Materials at High Temperatures 08/2008; Vol 25(3): pp 111-119.

Brear, J.M. and Fleming, A
“Prediction of P91 life under plant operating conditions”
ETD Int Conf ‘High Temperature Plant Integrity and Life Extension’
Robinson College, Cambridge, 14-16 April 2004

Brear, J.M. and Jarvis, P.
“Tracing a vibration problem back to source”
ETD Int Conf ‘Heat Recovery Steam Generator Technology’
Woburn House, London, 10-12 November 2003

Brear, J.M.
“Taming subjective UT data – approaches to assessing creep damage in steam reformer tubes”
First UNCERT-AM Conf ‘Management of Uncertainties in Mechanical Testing and Inspection’, MPA Stuttgart, 8 October 2003

Brear, J.M.
“An integrated approach to through-life risk and reliability management”
ETD Int Conf ‘Maintenance and Overhaul Management in Power Generation’
IMechE, London, 1-2 October 2003

Brear, J.M., Jarvis, P and Middleton, C.J.
“Managing the pay-off between risk, reliability and remaining life – weighting the consequences”
ETD Int Seminar ‘Risk Based Management of Power Plant Equipment’
Inst Matls, London, 21-23 October 2002

Brear, J.M. and Middleton, C.J
“The applicability of weld failure prediction maps to new and service-exposed repair welds”
Third Int HIDA / Integrity Conf ‘Integrity of High Temperature Repair Welds’
ISQ, Oeiras (Lisbon), 16-18 September 2002

Pérez, M.C., Martínez-Oña, R., Humphrey, D.H., Brear, J.M., Vrhovac M., Vianna, C., Verdier, G., Lopes, R.
“Integrated approach for life assessment of reformer tubes”
PLAN Conf ‘Plant Life Assessment’, Santander, Spain, 1-2 October 2001

Gommans, R.J., Schelling, J-A., Kamphuis, G.H., Bakker, P., Brear, J.M., and Church, J.M.
“Life Assessment of Steam Reformer Radiant Catalyst Tubes – a diameter decrease is not negative creep!”
AIChE 46th Annual Symposium ‘Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities’
Montreal, September 2001 (postponed to January 2002)

Brear, J.M, Middleton, C.J., Munson, R and Viswanathan, R
“Successful management of Type IV cracking in advanced 9% and 12% chromium steels”
EPRI FRAC Conf ‘9Cr Materials, Fabrication and Joining Technologies’
Myrtle Beach, SC, July 2001

Brear, J.M., Jarvis, P. and Johnson, T.D.
“Two-shifting – is there a case for on-line monitoring?”
EPRI-ETD Conf. ‘Cyclic Operation of Power Plant – Technical, Operational and Cost Issues’, London, June 2001

Jovanovic, A., Auerkari, P., Brear, J.M.
“Introducing risk-related issues into power plant component life assessment based on code calculations and inspection and monitoring results”
Baltica 5, Helsinki, June 2001
VTT Symposium , Espoo, September 2001

Middleton, C.J., Brear, J.M, Munson, R and Viswanathan, R
“An assessment of the risk of Type IV cracking in welds to header, pipework and turbine components constructed from the advanced ferritic 9% and 12% chromium steels”
3rd EPRI Conf ‘Advances in Material Technology for Fossil Power Plants’
Swansea, April 2001. EPRI Report 1001462. Inst Materials, London, Book 0770 pp.69-78

Church, J.M, Lim, L-B., Brear, J.M , Jarvis, P., and. Lant, R.P.D.
“Crack growth modelling and probabilistic life assessment of coke drums operating under fatigue conditions”
Second HIDA Conf ‘Advances in Defect Assessment in High Temperature Plant’
MPA, Stuttgart, Germany, October 2000. Paper S8-2
Int J Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol 78, Issues 11-12, Nov/Dec 2001, pp.1011-1020

Brear, J.M., Church, J.M., Humphrey, D.R. and Zanjani, M.S.
“Life Assessment of Steam Reformer Radiant Catalyst Tubes – the use of damage front propagation methods”
Second HIDA Conf ‘Advances in Defect Assessment in High Temperature Plant’
MPA, Stuttgart, Germany, October 2000. Paper S6-3
Int J Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol 78, Issues 11-12, Nov/Dec 2001, pp.985-994

Wood, M.I., Lant, R.P.D. and Brear, J.M.
“Quantitative Risk Assessment and its Role in Plant Maintenance Decisions”
IMechE Conf ‘Power Station Maintenance 2000’
St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, September 2000

Williamson, J. and Brear, J.M.
“Risk based life management of catalyst tubes and pigtails”
Fourth Annual Ammonia & Urea Conf ‘Asia 2000’, Singapore, June 2000

Brear, J.M., Carr.D., Williamson, J.
“Experience with plant-wide life-extension contracts”
IBC Fourth Annual Conf ‘Power Plant Management, Operations and Maintenance’
Amsterdam, May 2000

Brear, J.M., Dean, R.J., Johnson, T.D. and Jones, G.T.
“Increasing condition monitoring to reduce unplanned outages and equipment replacement”
ERA Conf ‘Engineering Asset Management for Utilities, Industry and Commerce’
London, October 1999

Brear, J.M., Fairman, A., Middleton, C.J. and Polding, L.
“Predicting the creep life and failure location in weldments”
NRIM, Tokyo, Japan, November 1999.
Trans Tech Publications, ‘Key Engineering Materials’, Vols 171-174, 2000, pp. 35-42

Church, J.M., Brear, J.M. and Humphrey, D.
“Rationalisation of the multiaxial stress rupture behaviour of components”
Eighth Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Components’
NRIM, Tokyo, Japan, November 1999.
Trans Tech Publications, ‘Key Engineering Materials’, Vols 171-174, 2000, pp. 61-68

Jones, G.T. and Brear, J.M.
“Increasing the scope of condition monitoring strategies to reduce the occurrence of unplanned outages and costly equipment replacements”
IIR International Forum ‘Developing Cost-Effective Maintenance and Operation Strategies to Improve Your Power Plant Efficiency and Flexibility’, London, June 1999

Wood, M.I., Brear, J.M. and Cotgrove, R.M.
“Life extension and risk assessment of gas turbine hot section components”
Power-Gen ’99 Europe, Frankfurt, June 1999

Brear, J.M. and Williamson, J
“Managing the life of high temperature refinery plant – the interaction between risk based inspection and remaining life assessment”
ERA Conf ‘Engineering Asset Management for Utilities, Industry and Commerce’
London, October 1998. Paper 7.4

Brear, J.M., Church, J.M., and Eggeler, G
“An examination of observed and predicted measures of creep cavitation damage accumulation”
Baltica IV Int Conf ‘Plant Maintenance for Managing Life and Performance’
VTT Symposium 184-185, Espoo, September 1998, pp. 575-586

Brear, J.M., Middleton, C.J. and Aplin, P.F.
“Predicting the creep life and failure mode of low-alloy steel weldments”
Baltica IV Int Conf ‘Plant Maintenance for Managing Life and Performance’
VTT Symposium 184-185, Espoo, September 1998, pp. 213-224

Brear, J.M., Jones, G.T., Jarvis, P. and Sanders, J
“On-line monitoring of power plant components”
ERA Conf ‘Engineering Asset Management for Utilities, Industry and Commerce’
London, 7-8 October 1997. Paper 3.7
Enhancing Power Plant Performance Conference. Singapore, 16th October 1997.

Williamson, J., Brear, J.M. and Jones, G.T.
“Managing the life of high temperature plant”
ERA Conf ‘Engineering Asset Management for Utilities, Industry and Commerce’
London, 7-8 October 1997. Paper 3.5

Brear, J.M.
“A practical route for the life assessment of boiler pressure parts”
SMiRT 13 Post Conf Seminar ‘Intelligent Software Systems in Inspection and Life Management of Power and Process Plants’, Paris, 25-27 August 1997

Brear, J.M., Williamson, J and Wright, B.W.
“Remaining life prediction for reformer catalyst tubes”
Inspectioneering Journal, May/June 1997

Townsend, R.D., Timmins, R., Finch, D-M. and Brear, J.M.
“Condition assessment of long serviced high temperature components”
Inst Materials Conf.’Microstructural Stability of Creep Resistant Alloys for High Temperature Plant Applications’, Sheffield Hallam University, March 1997

Browne, R.J., Brear, J.M. and Williamson, J
“Risk-based inspection (RBI) approach to plant life management”
Associazione Italiana Di Manutenzione, Bologna, February 1997

Jovanovic, A.S., Auerkari, P. and Brear, J.M.
“Multicriteria decision making systems for damage assessment of critical components in power plants”
Journées Franco-Allemandes de la Société Française des Mécaniciens,
Deuxième Conf ‘Mécanique et Intelligence Artificielle: Les Applications’, Paris, 7-8 Novembre 1996
Revue Française de Mécanique No 1996-4, Société Française des Mécaniciens,
Paris, 31 Décembre 1996 pp 259-267

Brear, J.M. and Church, J.M.
“Technical basis for API Publication RP941 (Nelson Curves)”
Third Int Conf ‘Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment’, Cambridge, September 1996

Browne, R.J., Brear, J.M., Cane, B.J. and Williamson, J
“Risk-based inspection (RBI) approach to plant life management”
Third Int Conf ‘Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment’, Cambridge, September 1996

Jovanovic, A.S., Friemann, M. and Brear, J.M.
“Analysing failure risks and remedies within SP 249 worked examples action – high temperature components in European power plants”
Second Int Symposium ‘Risk, Economy and Safety, Failure minimisation and Analysis’, Pilanesberg, July 1996

Cane, B.J., Wright, B.W., Desvaux, M.P.E. and Brear, J.M.
“Risk-based inspection and maintenance of high temperature piping”
PVRC Workshop ‘Application of Risk Analysis’, Houston, April 1996

Brear, J.M. and Townsend, R.D.
“Modern approaches to component life assessment – damage, degradation, defects”
SMiRT 13 Post Conf Seminar ‘Application of Intelligent Software Systems in Power Plant, Process Plant and Structural Engineering’, Sao Paulo, August 1995
Published as CEC Report EUR 17669 EN, ed A.S.Jovanovic, A.C.Lucia, JRC Ispra, 1997

Brear, J.M., Jarvis, P. Jones, G.T., Jovanovic, A.S., Friemann, M., Kluttig, B., Ober, M.,
Batista, A., Araujo, C.L.de and Pires, A
“A worked example using the SP 249 advanced assessment route: – the Carregado unit 6 final superheater outlet header”
Baltica III Int Conf ‘Plant Condition and Life Management’
VTT Symposium 150, Espoo, June 1995

Brear, J.M. and Ober, M
“SP 249 guidelines for defect assessment”
Baltica III Int Conf ‘Plant Condition and Life Management’
VTT Symposium 150, Espoo, June 1995

Brear, J.M., Jones, G.T., Jovanovic, A.S., Friemann, M and Geyer, Th
“A consolidated approach to component life assessment in SPRINT Project SP249”
Baltica III Int Conf ‘Plant Condition and Life Management’
VTT Symposium 150, Espoo, June 1995

Brear, J.M. and Auerkari, P
“Creep damage in boiler steels: classification for condition assessment”
Baltica III Int Conf ‘Plant Condition and Life Management’
VTT Symposium 150, Espoo, June 1995

Aplin, P.F. and Brear, J.M.
“Predictive modelling of long term creep performance of critical plant components”
IEE, bnes, Ens, IMechE Int Conf ‘Life Management of Power Plants’, Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh, December 1994

Psomas, S., Jovanovic, A.S., Ellingsen, H.P., Moustakis, V., Stavrakis, G. and Brear, J.M.
“Application of machine learning methodologies for extraction of expert knowledge out of the structural failure database”
20th MPA Seminar – SPRINT/KBS Dissemination Workshops. Stuttgart, October 1994
Vol 3 Paper 4.4

Poloni, M., Jovanovic, A.S., Maile, K., Holdsworth, S.R. and Brear, J.M.
“Fuzzy analysis of material properties data: application to high temperature components in power plants”
20th MPA Seminar – SPRINT/KBS Dissemination Workshops. Stuttgart, October 1994
Vol 3 Paper 4.2

Brear, J.M., Auerkari, P. and Araujo, C.L. de
“Metallographic techniques for condition assessment and life prediction in SP249 Guidelines”
20th MPA Seminar – SPRINT/KBS Dissemination Workshops. Stuttgart, October 1994
Vol 3 Paper 2.3

Brear, J.M. and Jones, G.T
“Assessment of defects according to SP249 Guideline – an outline of the scope and methods”
20th MPA Seminar – SPRINT/KBS Dissemination Workshops. Stuttgart, October 1994
Vol 3 Paper 2.2

Brear, J.M. and Jones, G.T.
“A consolidated approach to component life assessment in SPRINT Project SP249”
20th MPA Seminar – SPRINT/KBS Dissemination Workshops. Stuttgart, October 1994
Vol 3 Paper 1.3

Aplin, P.F. and Brear, J.M.
“Mechanistically based long-term creep life prediction of a high temperature bolting steel”
Inst Materials Conf ‘Performance of Bolting Materials in High Temperature Plant Applications’,
York, June 1994

Jovanovic, A.S., Brear, J.M., Aguado y Estaban, M-T., Araujo, C.L.de, Batista, A.,
Bissell, A.M., De Witte, M., Dias Lopes, E., Friemann, M., Hagn, L., Jones, G.T.,
Kautz, H.R., Löwe, P., McNiven, U. and Santos Martinez, E.
“The knowledge-based system supported transfer of power plant component life assessment technology in Europe: SPRINT Project SP 249 of the Commission of the European Communities”
Second World Congress ‘Expert Systems’, Lisbon/Estoril, 10-14 January 1994
CD published by Macmillan New Media, ed J. Liebowitz, 1994

Brear, J.M., D’Angelo, D., Seco, F.J. and Tack, A.J.
“Mechanistic creep models for 2.25CrMo welds and parent metal”
ERA European Conf ‘Life Assessment of Industrial Components and Structures’. Cambridge, October 1993, Paper 4.3

De Witte, M., Jovanovic, A., Kautz, H.R., Brear, J.M.
“Three ways of practical acquisition of end-users’ (experts’) knowledge”
SMiRT 12 Post Conf Seminar Nr 13 ‘Knowledge-based (Expert) System Applications in Power Plant and Structural Engineering”, Constance, August 1993
Published as CEC Report EUR 15408 EN, ed A.S.Jovanovic, A.C.Lucia, S.Fukuda; JRC Ispra, 1993

Brear, J.M.
“Probabilistic approaches to life prediction – illustrated by case studies”
SMiRT 12 Post Conf Seminar Nr 13 ‘Knowledge-based (Expert) System Applications in Power Plant and Structural Engineering”, Constance, August 1993
Published as CEC Report EUR 15408 EN, ed A.S.Jovanovic, A.C.Lucia, S.Fukuda; JRC Ispra, 1993

Brear, J.M.
“Realistic life prediction – materials, mechanical and monetary factors”
Keynote Lecture at Inst Metals and Materials Australasia Conf on ‘Pressure Vessels and Pipework – Failures, Repairs and Life Assessment, II”, Sydney, April 1993

McCarthy, P.R. and Brear, J.M.
“Successful miniature specimen testing : a case study”
Proc. Fifth Int Conf `Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures’. Swansea, April 1993. Published Inst Metals, London 1993, pp 661-670

Brear, J.M. and Aplin, P.F.
“Rationalisation of high minimum creep rate stress exponents and activation energies in the Norton creep law through incorporation of primary and tertiary creep effects”
Proc. Fifth Int Conf `Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures’. Swansea, April 1993. Published Inst Metals, London 1993, pp 73-79

Williamson, J., Brear, J.M. and Shipley, M.P.
“Probabilistic risk assessment in remanent life evaluation”
Fourth Annual Reliability Conf, Soc Reliability Engineers, Baton Rouge, October 1992

Brear, J.M., Shipley, M.P. and Williamson, J
“Life optimization for fired heaters in the refinery and petrochemical industries”
Fourth Annual Reliability Conf, Soc Reliability Engineers, Baton Rouge, October 1992

Brear, J.M., Williamson, J., Annis, V.A. and Shipley, M.P.
“Life assessment and monitoring of furnace heaters”
Hydrocarbon Processing Conf ‘Improving Reliability in Petroleum Refineries and Chemical and Natural Gas Plants’, Houston, 1992

Brear, J.M. and Williamson, J.
“Life assessment of fired heater tubes in the refinery and petrochemical industries”
NACE Int Conf ‘Corrosion Asia’, Singapore, September 1992

Tack, A.J., Brear, J.M. and Seco, F.J.
“Mechanistic creep modelling for weldment life prediction”
Fifth Int Conf `Creep of Materials’, Orlando, Florida, May 1992

Brear, J.M., Aplin, P.F. and Timmins, R.
“The effect of primary creep on the Kachanov-Rabotnov model – results on ½CrMoV, 1CrMo and Type 316 steels”
ESIS/SIRIUS Int Conf ‘Behaviour of Defects at High Temperatures’, Sheffield, April 1992.
ESIS Publication 15, ed. R. A. Ainsworth and R. P. Skelton, , pp 401-422,
Mechanical Engineering Press, London, 1993

McCarthy, P.R., Brear, J.M. and Grimstone, B.N.
“Development of an impact machine instrumentation system”
NPL Seminar ‘Instrumented Impact Testing of Metallic Materials’, November 1991

Brear, J.M., Tack, A.J. and Cane, B.J.
“Possibilistic and probabilistic assessment of creep cavitation”
Sixth Int. Conf. ‘Mechanical Behaviour of Materials’ (ICM6), Kyoto, August 1991

Brear, J.M., Aplin P.F., Townsend, R.D. and Eggeler, G.
“Improved continuum damage models for creep life prediction”
Sixth Int. Conf. ‘Mechanical Behaviour of Materials’ (ICM6), Kyoto, August 1991

Annis, V.A., Jeffery, C. and Brear, J.M.
“On-line creep-fatigue monitoring of steam headers”
IMechE Seminar `Load Cycling, Plant Transients and Off-design Operation.’ London, April 1991

Brear, J.M. and Aplin, P.F.
“Incorporating primary creep into the Kachanov-Rabotnov model – effects on rupture life and ductility prediction for ½CrMoV and 1CrMo steels”
Inst Metals Conf `Rupture Ductility of Steels’ York, December 1990
Published Inst Metals, Ed A. Strang, London 1991. pp88-102

Brear, J.M., Williamson, J. and Cane, B.J.
“Life extension of high temperature process equipment”
NACE Int Conf ‘Corrosion 90’, Las Vegas, April 1990 Paper 196
Published in Materials Performance, November 1990, pp 70-75

Annis, V.A., Brear, J.M. and Cane, B.J.
“Integrity evaluation of cyclically operated process plant”
Proc Fourth Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures’
Swansea, April 1990. Published Inst. Metals, London 1990, pp 1073-1081

Eggeler, G., Brear, J.M., Cane, B.J., Martinez-Oña, R., Banes Fernandez, J., Borregan, J.M.
and Navarro, A.
“Parameters for creep damage quantification and their correlation with results from ultrasonic velocity, attenuation and energy evaluations”
Proc Fourth Int Conf ‘Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures’
Swansea, April 1990. Published Inst. Metals, London 1990, pp 931-940

Brear, J.M. and Cane, B.J.
“Effect of stress state and material degradation on remanent life of fossil power plant”
Invited Paper at: 1st Hitachi European Symposium `Sound and Vibration Control and Materials Characterization’ Düsseldorf, December 1989

Brear, J.M., Williamson, J., Cane, B.J., Jones, G.T. and Leavy, K.
“Predictive evaluation of superheaters and reheaters – a probabilistic treatment”
VGB, KEMA, CRIEPI, EPRI Int Conf ‘Life Assessment and Extension’,
The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1988

Brear, J.M.
“Approaches to predicting the kinetics of grain boundary segregation in ferritic steels”
Inst Metals Conf `Intergranular Failure Mechanisms in Steel’ London, March 1988
Originally for Inst Phys Conf ‘Degradation of Materials’ London, Oct 1986 – (cancelled)

Brear, J.M., Bissell, A.M., Cane, B,J. and Delong, J
“Remanent life of seam welded pipework – model approach and application”
EEI Piping and Materials Committee Meeting, San Diego, 3 February 1988

Cane, B.J., Brear, J.M. and Aplin, P.F.
“Condition Assessment of High Temperature Plant”
Third Int Conf `Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures’
Swansea, April 1987
Published Inst Metals. London 1987, pp 853-868

Cane, B.J. and Brear, J.M.
“Residual service life determination of CrMo and CrMoV steel components”
Seventh Int Symposium ‘Creep Resistant Materials’, Znojmo, Czechoslovakia, Sept 1986

Cane, B.J. and Brear, J.M.
“A probabilistic approach to condition assessment and life extension – the requirement for materials parameter data”
Int Conf ‘Life Extension and Assessment of Fossil Plant’, EPRI, EEI, ASM, ASME,
Washington, June 1986

Cane, B.J., Aplin, P.F. and Brear, J.M.
“Remanent life assessment of low alloy ferritic components by means of hardness measurements”
Conf ‘Designing with High Temperature Materials – II’ Inst Metals, York, April 1986

Cane, B.J., Aplin, P.F. and Brear, J.M.
“A probabilistic approach to remanent creep life assessment of low alloy ferritic components”
Fourth Int Conf ‘Creep’ JSME, IMechE ASME, ASTM, Tokyo April 1986

Cane, B.J., Aplin, P.F. and Brear, J.M.
“A mechanistic approach to remanent creep life assessment of low alloy ferritic components, based on hardness measurements”
Int Conf ‘Pressure Vessel Technology’, ASME, New Orleans, June 1985
Trans ASME, J Pressure Vessel Technology, 107, No.3, 1985, pp.295-300

Brear, J.M. and King, B.L.
“An assessment of the embrittling effects of certain residual elements in two nuclear pressure vessel steels (A533B, A508)”
Conf ‘Residuals, Additives and Materials Properties’, Royal Society, May 1978
Published Phil Trans R Soc, London, A295, 1980, p.291

Batte, D.A., Brear, J.M., Holdsworth, S.R., Myers, J. and Reynolds, P.E.
“The effects of residual elements and deoxidation practice on the mechanical properties and stress relief cracking susceptibility of ½%CrMoV turbine castings”
Conf ‘Residuals, Additives and Materials Properties’, Royal Society, May 1978
Published Phil Trans R Soc, London, A295, 1980, pp.253-264

Brear, J.M. and King, B.L.
“Reheat cracking in nuclear reactor pressure vessel steels”
Int J Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol 7, 1979, pp.339-401

Brear, J.M. and King, B.L.
“Stress relief embrittlement in Mn-Mo-Ni pressure vessel steels”
Inst Metallurgists, Spring Residential Conf ‘Grain Boundaries’
Jersey, 1976, pp.C13-18

Brear, J.M. and Sale, F.R.
“The vapour phase stannising of copper”
J Less Comm Met Vol 38, 1974, pp.221-232

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