Structural Materials for Nuclear Power Plants

    Volume 2, Issue 6 (November 1974)

    ISSN: 0090-3973


    Page Count: 28

    Bush, SH
    Senior staff consultantMember of ASTM, Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Wash.


    Commercial ferritic and austenitic steels are the predominant materials used in both fossil and nuclear power plants; the significant difference in nuclear plants is the exposure to neutron fluence. Three aspects of material behavior are reviewed: (1) the role of residual elements on radiation damage of steels used for water reactor pressure vessels, (2) influence of neutron-gamma flux and water reactor coolant on stress corrosion, and (3) neutron-induced swelling and void formation in austenitic stainless steels in fast reactors.

    Paper ID: JTE11676J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11676J

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    Title Structural Materials for Nuclear Power Plants
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E10