Irradiation hardening of austenitic stainless steels: From field experience to modeling

C. Pokor, Y. Thebault, C. Pujol, J. P. Massoud, D. Loisnard, E. Lemaire, Ph Dubuisson, Y. Brechet

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Materials for the core internals of Pressurized Water Reactors (austenitic stainless steels) are submitted to neutron irradiation. To understand the ageing mechanisms associated to irradiation and propose life predictions of the component, a multi step iterative approach consisting in particular in modeling the evolution of the hardening has been undertaken. Combination of characterization and modeling of simplified situations and field expertise is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP) 2004 - Hyatt La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 25 Jul 200429 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
ISSN (Print)0277-027X


ConferenceASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP) 2004
Abbreviated titlePVP 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Other2004 ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference

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