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Title: Assembly and Delivery of Rabbit Capsules for Irradiation of Reinforced Radiation Resistant SiC-SiC Composites in the High Flux Isotope Reactor

Abstract

The development of reinforced radiation resistant composites presents a critical challenge for in-vessel component application in advanced high temperature reactors. In its pursuit of this, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is interested in developing a silicon carbide (SiC)-based ceramic matrix composite (CMC) with improved thermal conductivity in a high neutron radiation environment. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting research efforts to develop Advanced Reactor Technology. Ultimately, the results of this project will determine the viability of using SiC matrix composites in hot structures in advanced high temperature reactors. The first objective of this project is to irradiate torsion and bend bar specimens in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and develop an initial data set to evaluate the evolution of composite mechanical strength, dimensional changes, and thermal conductivity. This report briefly describes the irradiation experiment design concepts, summarizes the irradiation test matrix, and reports on the successful delivery of three rabbit capsules to the HFIR. Rabbits of both torsion and bend bar configurations have been assembled, welded, evaluated, and delivered to the HFIR along with a complete quality assurance fabrication package.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1462850
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SPR-2018/860
TRN: US1901766
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS

Citation Formats

Le Coq, Annabelle G., Linton, Kory D., Gallagher, Ryan C., and Katoh, Yutai. Assembly and Delivery of Rabbit Capsules for Irradiation of Reinforced Radiation Resistant SiC-SiC Composites in the High Flux Isotope Reactor. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1462850.
Le Coq, Annabelle G., Linton, Kory D., Gallagher, Ryan C., & Katoh, Yutai. Assembly and Delivery of Rabbit Capsules for Irradiation of Reinforced Radiation Resistant SiC-SiC Composites in the High Flux Isotope Reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/1462850.
Le Coq, Annabelle G., Linton, Kory D., Gallagher, Ryan C., and Katoh, Yutai. Sun . "Assembly and Delivery of Rabbit Capsules for Irradiation of Reinforced Radiation Resistant SiC-SiC Composites in the High Flux Isotope Reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/1462850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1462850.
@article{osti_1462850,
title = {Assembly and Delivery of Rabbit Capsules for Irradiation of Reinforced Radiation Resistant SiC-SiC Composites in the High Flux Isotope Reactor},
author = {Le Coq, Annabelle G. and Linton, Kory D. and Gallagher, Ryan C. and Katoh, Yutai},
abstractNote = {The development of reinforced radiation resistant composites presents a critical challenge for in-vessel component application in advanced high temperature reactors. In its pursuit of this, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is interested in developing a silicon carbide (SiC)-based ceramic matrix composite (CMC) with improved thermal conductivity in a high neutron radiation environment. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting research efforts to develop Advanced Reactor Technology. Ultimately, the results of this project will determine the viability of using SiC matrix composites in hot structures in advanced high temperature reactors. The first objective of this project is to irradiate torsion and bend bar specimens in the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and develop an initial data set to evaluate the evolution of composite mechanical strength, dimensional changes, and thermal conductivity. This report briefly describes the irradiation experiment design concepts, summarizes the irradiation test matrix, and reports on the successful delivery of three rabbit capsules to the HFIR. Rabbits of both torsion and bend bar configurations have been assembled, welded, evaluated, and delivered to the HFIR along with a complete quality assurance fabrication package.},
doi = {10.2172/1462850},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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