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Effects of neutron irradiation on tensile properties of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steel claddings

Yano, Yasuhide ; Ogawa, Ryuichiro; Yamashita, Shinichiro  ; Otsuka, Satoshi ; Kaito, Takeji ; Akasaka, Naoaki; Inoue, Masaki ; Yoshitake, Tsunemitsu ; Tanaka, Kenya

The effects of fast neutron irradiation on ring tensile properties of oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steel claddings for fast reactor were investigated. Specimens were irradiated in the experimental fast reactor Joyo using the material irradiation rig at temperatures between 693 and 1108 K to fast neutron doses ranging from 16 to 33 dpa. The post-irradiation ring tensile tests were carried out at irradiation temperatures. The experimental results showed that there was no significant change in tensile strengths after neutron irradiation below 923 K, but the tensile strengths at neutron irradiation above 1023 K up to 33 dpa were decreased by about 20%. On the other hand, uniform elongation after irradiation was more than 2% at all irradiation conditions. The ring tensile properties of these ODS claddings remained excellent within these irradiation conditions compared with conventional 11Cr ferritic/martensitic steel (PNC-FMS) claddings.



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