STP955

    Neutron-Induced Swelling in Cold-Worked Titanium-Modified AISI 316 Alloys

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    In an earlier experiment it was shown that titanium additions tended to suppress swelling of American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) 316 alloys in the annealed condition. Evidence is presented to show that a similar effect occurs in the cold-worked condition in both the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II) and the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). The titanium-modified steels owe their improved swelling resistance not only to their titanium additions but also to small but significant changes in nickel, chromium, silicon and phosphorus levels.

    Keywords:

    voids, swelling, austenitic stainless steels, neutrons, titanium-modified alloys, cold-worked


    Author Information:

    Puigh, RJ
    Manager of irradiation technology and fellow scientist, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA

    Garner, FA
    Manager of irradiation technology and fellow scientist, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA


    Paper ID: STP33815S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33815S


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