SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Development of Microstructure to Optimize Mechanical Performance of Power Generation Equipment


The factors responsible for the development of microstructure in CEGB construction ceramics and steels are assessed as a function of composition, thermomechanical treatment, thermal ageing, and environmental degradation. The relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties (tensile, toughness, creep, and fatigue) of relevance to structures operating in power generation equipment are then developed in quantitative terms.

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Marshall, P
TPRD Central Electricity Generating Board, Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, U.K.
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Developed by Committee: E04
Pages: 3–46
DOI: 10.1520/STP29123S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5050-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0985-8