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Title: Assessment of passively actuated in-situ cyclic surveillance test specimens for advanced non-light water reactors

Abstract

The use of surveillance specimens was identified in a roadmap (Sims, 2010, ASME HTGR Code Development Roadmap, STP-NU-045, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY) developed for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for non-light water reactors that are intended to have very long design lives on the order of 500,000 hours. Creep rupture, long term strain accumulation, creep-fatigue damage, and their interaction with environmental effects require significant extrapolation from shorter term tests. Surveillance specimens provide a means for confirmation of these extrapolations in-situ. The effects of cyclic service on creep-fatigue damage would be particularly challenging based on conventional mechanical testing. Proposed herein is a passive cyclic testing methodology that lends itself well to in-situ surveillance applications. The concept is based on utilizing the difference in the thermal expansion coefficient of candidate materials to generate cyclic loading based on operational thermal transients. Prototypical specimen designs are proposed and their in-situ response to representative plant operation are evaluated.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy
OSTI Identifier:
1510509
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2018 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 07/15/18 - 07/20/18, Prague, CZ
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Messner, M. C., Phan, V. T., Jetter, R. I., and Sham, T. -L. Assessment of passively actuated in-situ cyclic surveillance test specimens for advanced non-light water reactors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1115/PVP2018-84793.
Messner, M. C., Phan, V. T., Jetter, R. I., & Sham, T. -L. Assessment of passively actuated in-situ cyclic surveillance test specimens for advanced non-light water reactors. United States. doi:10.1115/PVP2018-84793.
Messner, M. C., Phan, V. T., Jetter, R. I., and Sham, T. -L. Tue . "Assessment of passively actuated in-situ cyclic surveillance test specimens for advanced non-light water reactors". United States. doi:10.1115/PVP2018-84793.
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title = {Assessment of passively actuated in-situ cyclic surveillance test specimens for advanced non-light water reactors},
author = {Messner, M. C. and Phan, V. T. and Jetter, R. I. and Sham, T. -L.},
abstractNote = {The use of surveillance specimens was identified in a roadmap (Sims, 2010, ASME HTGR Code Development Roadmap, STP-NU-045, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY) developed for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for non-light water reactors that are intended to have very long design lives on the order of 500,000 hours. Creep rupture, long term strain accumulation, creep-fatigue damage, and their interaction with environmental effects require significant extrapolation from shorter term tests. Surveillance specimens provide a means for confirmation of these extrapolations in-situ. The effects of cyclic service on creep-fatigue damage would be particularly challenging based on conventional mechanical testing. Proposed herein is a passive cyclic testing methodology that lends itself well to in-situ surveillance applications. The concept is based on utilizing the difference in the thermal expansion coefficient of candidate materials to generate cyclic loading based on operational thermal transients. Prototypical specimen designs are proposed and their in-situ response to representative plant operation are evaluated.},
doi = {10.1115/PVP2018-84793},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
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