Document Type

Annual Report

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

During the transmutation process, a significant amount of heat can be generated in a molten lead-bismuth-eutectic (LBE) target, which will be contained in a subsystem structural container made of a suitable martensitic iron-chromium-molbdenum (Fe-Cr-Mo) stainless steel such as Alloys EP-823, HT-9 and 422. These materials will be subjected to high tensile stresses while they are in contact with the molten LBE at temperatures ranging between 400 and 600oC. Therefore, a research program was conducted to evaluate the deformation characteristics of all three alloys in properly heat-treated conditions at temperatures relevant to the operating conditions.

Keywords

Accelerator-driven systems; Alloy EP-823; Deformations (Mechanics); Eutectic alloys; Lead-bismuth alloys; Metals — Effect of high temperatures on; Nuclear reactors — Materials — Testing; Martensitic stainless steel — Ductility; Strength of materials

Disciplines

Materials Science and Engineering | Metallurgy | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Language

English


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