Accession Number : AD0663879

Title :   AVAILABILITY OF DATA ON IRRADIATED MATERIALS AS RELATED TO DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER COOLED REACTOR PRESSURE VESSELS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hawthorne,J. R. ; Loss,F. J.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : NRL has completed a survey of known experimental programs which have contributed to and are attempting to satisfy the data requirements necessary for the development of nuclear reactor pressure vessel specifications and operations. Designer requirements have been set forth in the report 'Properties of Irradiated Materials Needed for the Design of Reactor Vessels,' by D. W. McLaughlin which was presented as an ASME Research Committee report to the 1966 ASTM Symposium on Effects of Radiation on Structural Metals. This report was the primary reference used in weighing the presentation of data availability against designer requirements. An analysis of individual material properties and problem areas is presented rather than an extensive data compilation. The areas considered are low-cycle and high-cycle fatigue, brittle fracture resistance (transition temperature characteristics and fracture mechanics), static load strength, and recovery of original properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRESSURE VESSELS, REACTOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS), (*REACTOR MATERIALS, *STEEL), DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), ANNEALING, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), BRITTLENESS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE