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Title: Failure Analysis of Cracked FS-85 Tubing and ASTAR-811C End Caps

Abstract

Failure analyses were performed on cracked FS-85 tubing and ASTAR-811C and caps which had been fabricated as components of biaxial creep specimens meant to support materials testing for the NR Space program. During the failure analyses of cracked FS-85 tubing, it was determined that the failure potentially could be due to two effects: possible copper contamination from the EDM (electro-discharge machined) recast layer and/or an insufficient solution anneal. to prevent similar failures in the future, a more formal analysis should be done after each processing step to ensure the quality of the material before further processing. During machining of the ASTAR-811FC rod to form end caps for biaxial creep specimens, linear defects were observed along the center portion of the end caps. These defects were only found in material that was processed from the top portion of the ingot. The linear defects were attributed to a probable residual ingot pipe that was not removed from the ingot. During the subsequent processing of the ingot to rod, the processing temperatures were not high enough to allow self healing of the ingot's residual pipe defect. To prevent this from occurring in the future, it is necessary to ensure that complete removal ofmore » the as-melted ingot pipe is verified by suitable non-destructive evaluation (NDE).« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), West Mifflin, PA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
884679
Report Number(s):
B-MT(SRME)-58
TRN: US0603673
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC12-00SN39357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ASTAR 811C; CONTAMINATION; COPPER; CREEP; DEFECTS; EVALUATION; HEALING; MACHINING; MATERIALS TESTING; PROCESSING; REMOVAL; NRPCT

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ME Petrichek. Failure Analysis of Cracked FS-85 Tubing and ASTAR-811C End Caps. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/884679.
ME Petrichek. Failure Analysis of Cracked FS-85 Tubing and ASTAR-811C End Caps. United States. doi:10.2172/884679.
ME Petrichek. Thu . "Failure Analysis of Cracked FS-85 Tubing and ASTAR-811C End Caps". United States. doi:10.2172/884679. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/884679.
@article{osti_884679,
title = {Failure Analysis of Cracked FS-85 Tubing and ASTAR-811C End Caps},
author = {ME Petrichek},
abstractNote = {Failure analyses were performed on cracked FS-85 tubing and ASTAR-811C and caps which had been fabricated as components of biaxial creep specimens meant to support materials testing for the NR Space program. During the failure analyses of cracked FS-85 tubing, it was determined that the failure potentially could be due to two effects: possible copper contamination from the EDM (electro-discharge machined) recast layer and/or an insufficient solution anneal. to prevent similar failures in the future, a more formal analysis should be done after each processing step to ensure the quality of the material before further processing. During machining of the ASTAR-811FC rod to form end caps for biaxial creep specimens, linear defects were observed along the center portion of the end caps. These defects were only found in material that was processed from the top portion of the ingot. The linear defects were attributed to a probable residual ingot pipe that was not removed from the ingot. During the subsequent processing of the ingot to rod, the processing temperatures were not high enough to allow self healing of the ingot's residual pipe defect. To prevent this from occurring in the future, it is necessary to ensure that complete removal of the as-melted ingot pipe is verified by suitable non-destructive evaluation (NDE).},
doi = {10.2172/884679},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Thu Feb 09 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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