STP754

    Texture Measurement Techniques for Zircaloy Cladding: A Round-Robin Study

    Published: Jan 1982


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    Abstract

    A round-robin study of the texture of Zircaloy tubing was conducted. Experimental techniques and texture determination results from 14 independent laboratories are presented. Results are consistent and reproducible, as determined both qualitatively (pole figures) and quantitatively (f-parameters). It was concluded that reliable X-ray diffraction techniques exist which describe the texture and that results from the participating laboratories are comparable. A number of parameters which can affect texture results are also discussed.

    Keywords:

    f, -parameter, orientation parameter, pole figure, preferred orientation, texture, tubing, zirconium alloy, Zircaloy, zirconium, nuclear industry


    Author Information:

    Lewis, JE
    X-ray specialist and manager, Core Materials Testing, General Electric Co., Nuclear Fuel and Services Engineering Department, Vallecitos Nuclear Center, Pleasanton, Calif.

    Schoenberger, G
    Senior engineer, Fuel Materials Engineering, General Electric Co., Nuclear Fuel and Services Engineering Department, San Jose, Calif.

    Adamson, RB
    X-ray specialist and manager, Core Materials Testing, General Electric Co., Nuclear Fuel and Services Engineering Department, Vallecitos Nuclear Center, Pleasanton, Calif.


    Paper ID: STP37045S

    Committee/Subcommittee: B10.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37045S


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