STP611: Swelling Simulation Studies of Type 316 Stainless Steel

    Ellis, JA
    Associate engineer, manager, and senior engineer, General Electric Company, Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Appleby, WK
    Associate engineer, manager, and senior engineer, General Electric Company, Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Lauritzen, T
    Associate engineer, manager, and senior engineer, General Electric Company, Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1976


    Abstract

    The effects of some compositional and processing variations on the irradiation-induced swelling of 20 percent cold-worked Type 316 stainless steel have been investigated. Bombardment by 5-MeV nickel ions was used to simulate the fast neutron irradiation which occurs in breeder reactor core components. Swelling in cold-worked Type 316 was found to be lowered by additions of silicon and molybdenum. Swelling was also reduced by increasing the solution-annealing temperature prior to the final cold-working operation.

    Keywords:

    radiation, irradiation, neutron irradiation, stainless steels, swelling, voids


    Paper ID: STP38049S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38049S


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