Tag Archives: Constant extension rate tensile (CERT) testing
Traditional heat treatments used in production of parts made of alloy 718 may not be optimal for the corrosive, irradiated environment of pressurized water reactors, potentially leading to fuel assembly component degradation. This study evaluated 11 different thermo-mechanical treatments for alloy 718 for their ability to reduce susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking and irradiation-assisted stress […]
Establishment of the Capability to Determine Irradiation-Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Initiation from Four-Point Bend Tests Conducted in a Boiling Water Reactor Normal Water Chemistry Environment
In this study, researchers developed and tested an experimental bend technique to better understand the mechanisms of irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking in austenitic steels in light water reactor core components.