This paper presents predictions of weld residual stresses in a mockup with a partial arc excavate and weld repair (EWR) utilizing finite element analysis (FEA). The partial arc EWR is a mitigation option to address stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in nuclear power plant piping systems. The mockup is a dissimilar metal weld (DMW) consisting of an SA-508 Class 3 low alloy steel forging buttered with Alloy 182 welded to a Type 316L stainless steel plate with Alloy 82/182 weld metal. This material configuration represents a typical DMW of original construction in a pressurized water reactor (PWR). After simulating the original construction piping joint, the outer half of the DMW is excavated and repaired with Alloy 52M weld metal to simulate a partial arc EWR. The FEA performed simulates the EWR weld bead sequence and applies three-dimensional (3D) modeling to evaluate the weld residual stresses. Bi-directional weld residual stresses are also assessed for impacts on the original construction DMW. The FEA predicted residual stresses follow expected trends and compare favorably to the results of experimental measurements performed on the mockup. The 3D FEA process presented herein represents a validated method to evaluate weld residual stresses as required by ASME Code Case N-847 for implementing a partial arc EWR, which is currently being considered via letter ballot at ASME BPV Standards Committee XI.

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