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Title: Liquid salt environment stress-rupture testing

Disclosed herein are systems, devices and methods for stress-rupture testing selected materials within a high-temperature liquid salt environment. Exemplary testing systems include a load train for holding a test specimen within a heated inert gas vessel. A thermal break included in the load train can thermally insulate a load cell positioned along the load train within the inert gas vessel. The test specimen can include a cylindrical gage portion having an internal void filled with a molten salt during stress-rupture testing. The gage portion can have an inner surface area to volume ratio of greater than 20 to maximize the corrosive effect of the molten salt on the specimen material during testing. Also disclosed are methods of making a salt ingot for placement within the test specimen.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1243325
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,291,537
Application Number:
14/277,274
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 14
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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