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Structural materials for fuel rod cladding and reactor components

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Dr. A. Möslang

IAM, KIT CN

 

 

Course

013

Title

Structural materials for fuel rod cladding and reactor components

Prerequisites

fundamentals of materials science

Goal of the course

analysis and evaluation of neutron-irradiated structural materials

Content

Lecture part (approximately 50%)

  • requirements on neutronically highly stressed structural material for light- and pressurized water reactors
  • selection of materials
  • physical, mechanical and microstructural properties
  • interaction of energetic neutrons with condensed matter: basics of the irradiation damage, calculation of displacement damage ("dpa")
  • typical mechanical and microstructural property changes of austenitic and feritic steels (martensitic) under neutron irradiation
  • international material development: trends

Practical part (50%)

  • standardized evaluation of
    (i) tensile tests,
    (ii) fatigue tests,
    (iii) creep tests and
    (iv) notched bar impact tests on non-irradiated samples
  • practical analysis of scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy including
    (i) fractography,
    (ii) structure and micro-cracks
    (iii) item analysis with EDX (energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy)
  • transmission electron microscopy on irradiated samples
  • hot cells:
    (i) hands-on manipulator training
    (ii) sample preparation and manipulation
    (iii) quantitative metallography: OM, SEM, TEM
    (iv) mechanical testing of neutron-irradiated steel samples

Lecturer

Dr. A. Möslang, IAM; Dr. H.Ch. Schneider, FML, KIT CN

Schedule; 4 days

2019; 9 am to 5 pm daily

Location

KIT Campus North, Institut für Materialforschung,
Gebäude 681 (Seminarraum) und 701 (Heiße Zellen),
Hermann-von-Helmholtzplatz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Dead line for application:  2019

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