Structural Materials for Nuclear Power Plants

    Volume 2, Issue 6 (November 1974)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 28


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

    Abstract

    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