Journal Published Online: 01 November 1974
Volume 2, Issue 6

Structural Materials for Nuclear Power Plants



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.

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Bush, SH
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Wash.
Pages: 28
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Stock #: JTE11676J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11676J