STP1325: Comparison of Irradiation Creep and Swelling of an Austenitic Alloy Irradiated in FFTF and PFR

    Garner, FA
    Senior Staff Scientist, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, WA

    Toloczko, MB
    Graduate Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

    Munro, B
    Scientist, AEA Technology,

    Adaway, S
    Scientist, AEA Technology,

    Standring, J
    ScientistRetired, UKAEA,

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1999


    Abstract

    Comparative irradiation of identically constructed creep tubes in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) and the Prototypic Fast Reactor (PFR) shows that differences in irradiation conditions arising from both reactor operation and the design of the irradiation vehicle can have a significant impact on the void swelling and irradiation creep of austenitic stainless steels. In spite of these differences, the derived creep coefficients fall within the range of previously observed values for 316 SS.

    Keywords:

    316 stainless steel, void swelling, irradiation creep, dose rate, temperature


    Paper ID: STP13899S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13899S


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