Accession Number : ADA297666

Title :   Feasibility Survey of Zirconium and Alternate Reactor Structural Materials for High Temperature Operation.

Corporate Author : HANFORD ATOMIC PRODUCTS OPERATION RICHLAND WA

Personal Author(s) : Bush, S. H. ; Kemper, R. S.

PDF Url : ADA297666

Report Date : 18 NOV 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The selection of metals or alloys to be used as in-pile structural materials depends on a combination of the physical, mechanical, chemical, and nuclear properties of these metals and alloys. Meaningful evaluation of some specific metal or its alloys, such as zirconium, requires comparison with other candidate materials to indicate the specific advantages or disadvantages of zirconium adequately; therefore, this report is not limited to the important properties of zirconium alone, but also lists the properties of some iron and aluminum base alloys. Certain criteria limit the materials that can be used in a power reactor. Such factors as the type and temperature of moderator, pressure, maximum temperature, and purity of the coolant, and the overall neutron economy must be considered in determining if a material is satisfactory engineering and economics wise.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *ZIRCONIUM, *IRON ALLOYS, *REACTOR MATERIALS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, PURITY, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SURVEYS, LIMITATIONS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, COOLANTS, NUCLEAR REACTORS, NUCLEAR PROPERTIES, NEUTRON REACTIONS.

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE