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Title: Development of Yield and Tensile Strength Design Curves for Alloy 617

The U.S. Department of Energy Very High Temperature Reactor Program is acquiring data in preparation for developing an Alloy 617 Code Case for inclusion in the nuclear section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code. A draft code case was previously developed, but effort was suspended before acceptance by ASME. As part of the draft code case effort, a database was compiled of yield and tensile strength data from tests performed in air. Yield strength and tensile strength at temperature are used to set time independent allowable stress for construction materials in B&PV Code, Section III, Subsection NH. The yield and tensile strength data used for the draft code case has been augmented with additional data generated by Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S. and CEA in France. The standard ASME Section II procedure for generating yield and tensile strength at temperature is presented, along with alternate methods that accommodate the change in temperature trends seen at high temperatures, resulting in a more consistent design margin over the temperature range of interest.
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Conference: International Workshop on Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems,Idaho Falls, ID,10/07/2013,10/10/2013
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE Alloy 617; average tensile strength at temperature; code case; design curves; minimum yield strength at temperature