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Title: Residual Stresses in SAVY 4000 and Hagan Container Bodies

Abstract

Chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has been investigated as a potential failure mechanism for the SAVY 4000 and the Hagan containers used to store plutonium-bearing materials at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This report discusses the regions of the container bodies most susceptible to SCC and the magnitude of the residual stresses in those regions. Boiling MgCl2 testing indicated that for both containers the region near the top weld was most susceptible to SCC. The Hagan showed through wall cracking after 22-24 hours of exposure both parallel (axial stresses) and perpendicular (hoop stresses) to the weld. The SAVY 4000 container showed significant cracking above and below the weld after 47 hours of exposure but there was no visual evidence of a through wall crack and the cracks did not leak water. Two through wall holes formed in the bottom of the SAVY 4000 container after 44-46 hours of exposure. For both containers, average “through wall” residual stresses were determined from hole drilling data 4 mm below the weld. In the Hagan body, average tensile hoop stresses were 194 MPa and average compressive axial stresses were -120 MPa. In the SAVY 4000 body, average compressive hoop stresses were 11 MPa and averagemore » tensile axial stresses were 25 MPa. Results suggest that because the Hagan container exhibited through wall cracking in a shorter time in boiling MgCl2 and had the higher average tensile stress, 194 MPa hoop stress, it is more susceptible to SCC than the SAVY 4000 container.« less

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1407854
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28658
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SAVY Hagan Residual Stress

Citation Formats

Stroud, Mary Ann, Hill, Mary Ann, Tokash, Justin Charles, Forsyth, Robert Thomas, and Hyer, Holden Christopher. Residual Stresses in SAVY 4000 and Hagan Container Bodies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407854.
Stroud, Mary Ann, Hill, Mary Ann, Tokash, Justin Charles, Forsyth, Robert Thomas, & Hyer, Holden Christopher. Residual Stresses in SAVY 4000 and Hagan Container Bodies. United States. doi:10.2172/1407854.
Stroud, Mary Ann, Hill, Mary Ann, Tokash, Justin Charles, Forsyth, Robert Thomas, and Hyer, Holden Christopher. Thu . "Residual Stresses in SAVY 4000 and Hagan Container Bodies". United States. doi:10.2172/1407854. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407854.
@article{osti_1407854,
title = {Residual Stresses in SAVY 4000 and Hagan Container Bodies},
author = {Stroud, Mary Ann and Hill, Mary Ann and Tokash, Justin Charles and Forsyth, Robert Thomas and Hyer, Holden Christopher},
abstractNote = {Chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has been investigated as a potential failure mechanism for the SAVY 4000 and the Hagan containers used to store plutonium-bearing materials at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This report discusses the regions of the container bodies most susceptible to SCC and the magnitude of the residual stresses in those regions. Boiling MgCl2 testing indicated that for both containers the region near the top weld was most susceptible to SCC. The Hagan showed through wall cracking after 22-24 hours of exposure both parallel (axial stresses) and perpendicular (hoop stresses) to the weld. The SAVY 4000 container showed significant cracking above and below the weld after 47 hours of exposure but there was no visual evidence of a through wall crack and the cracks did not leak water. Two through wall holes formed in the bottom of the SAVY 4000 container after 44-46 hours of exposure. For both containers, average “through wall” residual stresses were determined from hole drilling data 4 mm below the weld. In the Hagan body, average tensile hoop stresses were 194 MPa and average compressive axial stresses were -120 MPa. In the SAVY 4000 body, average compressive hoop stresses were 11 MPa and average tensile axial stresses were 25 MPa. Results suggest that because the Hagan container exhibited through wall cracking in a shorter time in boiling MgCl2 and had the higher average tensile stress, 194 MPa hoop stress, it is more susceptible to SCC than the SAVY 4000 container.},
doi = {10.2172/1407854},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Nov 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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