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Mechanical properties and microstructural stability of 11Cr-ferritic/martensitic steel cladding under irradiation

Yano, Yasuhide ; Yamashita, Shinichiro  ; Otsuka, Satoshi ; Kaito, Takeji ; Akasaka, Naoaki; Shibayama, Tamaki*; Watanabe, Seiichi*; Takahashi, Heishichiro

The in-reactor creep rupture tests of 11Cr-0.5Mo-2W, V, Nb F/M steel were carried out in the temperature range from 823 to 943 K using Materials Open Test Assembly in the Fast Flux Test Facility and tensile and temperature-transient-to-burst specimens were irradiated in the experimental fast reactor JOYO at temperatures between 693 to 1013 K to fast neutron doses ranging from 3.5 to 102 dpa. The results of post irradiation mechanical tests showed that there was no significant degradation in tensile and transient burst strengths even after neutron irradiation below 873 K, but that there was significant degradation in both strengths at neutron irradiation above 903 K. On the other hand, the in-reactor creep rupture times were equal or greater than those of out-reactor creep even after neutron irradiation at all temperatures. This creep rupture behavior was different from that of tensile and transient burst specimens.



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Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary



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