Tag Archives: Microstructure
Toward Predictive Modeling and Mitigation of Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Steels in Light Water Reactor Core Components
Irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking is a form of degradation that can cause component failures in nuclear power plants. This research examines the factors driving this degradation and mitigation techniques.
Irradiation-Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility and Evolution of Microstructure in Several Nickel-Base Alloys after Proton Irradiation
For long-term operations of existing nuclear plants and the design of next-generation plants, it is desirable to develop more radiation-resistant materials for reactor core components. This report describes the impacts of proton irradiation on four nickel-base alloys, with a focus on microstructure, irradiation hardening, and susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking. It was prepared as part […]