Damage Function Analysis

    Volume 3, Issue 3 (May 1975)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 10


    McElroy, WN
    Fellow scientist, advanced research scientist, and fellow scientistmembers of ASTM, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, Richland, Wash.

    Simons, RL
    Fellow scientist, advanced research scientist, and fellow scientistmembers of ASTM, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, Richland, Wash.

    Doran, DG
    Fellow scientist, advanced research scientist, and fellow scientistmembers of ASTM, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, Richland, Wash.

    Odette, GR
    Assistant professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Abstract

    This paper reviews the current status and procedures associated with damage function analysis as it applies to the development, design, and operation of nuclear reactors. Damage function analysis provides a systematic applied engineering approach for estimating fluence limits and their uncertainties for neutron-induced property changes for reactor materials and components. A summary of derived, quasi-empirical damage functions is provided and emphasis is placed on the need for standardization in their definition and application. Included is a discussion of the calculation and use of displacement production as an energy-dependent measure of exposure and displacement cross sections for damage function analysis. A brief review is given of the current and projected status of the neutron flux-fluence spectra characterisation that is essential for damage function analysis.


    Paper ID: JTE10166J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10166J

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    Title Damage Function Analysis
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E10