Improving the useful life of a 37-element fuel bundle
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2012 June 12


Presented at:
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2012 June 12
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
CNS/CNA Student Conference 2012

Authors:
Corey French (Fourth-year Student, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University )
Paul Chan (Royal Military College of Canada )
Stéphane Paquette (Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada )
Jordan Morelli (Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Queen's University )
Madison Sellers (Royal Military College of Canada )
  

Abstract

The study of stress corrosion cracking in elevated temperature environments can be completed using a variety of methods from simple non-reproducible techniques to complex cryogenically sealed straining systems. Materials research for the supercritical water reactor (SCWR) provides a unique and extreme environment to investigate stress corrosion cracking using simple specimens to understand their response to different environmental variables. The following study uses ABAQUS CAE, a finite element program, to assess the constant-load c-ring technique in a supercritical water environment on 316LSS. This is a preliminary step into more detailed testing for SCWR materials selection.

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