By K. Linga Murty
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9 Materials Selection Criteria based on a common theme of ﬁnding out the interlinkage between processing, structure, and properties in various types of materials. If the interlinkage is clearly understood and established, the performance of these materials under service conditions could be ensured. Hence, the materials selection process in any structure design is a very important step. It is very common to encounter various tradeoffs during the materials selection process for a given application, and most times compromise is called for.
This information may come from utilizing predictive capabilities (modeling and simulation tools) and/or known data/experiences from previous reactor design and operations, if available. Brief discussions on these properties have been made in the following sections. Some of these properties will be again elaborated in the subsequent chapters. 1 General Mechanical Properties Important general mechanical properties include tensile strength, ductility, and toughness. The material should be strong enough to bear the loads of the structure and also sustain any internal or external stresses generated during service.
Courtesy: Westinghouse Electric Corporation. The BWR reactor core is located near the bottom end of the reactor pressure vessel. 10b. The BWR RPV is more or less similar to the PWR one. 10 (a) A view of a BWR plant. (b) A view of the cut section of a typical BWR. Courtesy: The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and GE. 2 PWR versus BWR. 5 mm in outer diameter). For a BWR core of 8 Â 8 type, each fuel assembly contains about 62 fuel rods and 2 water rods, which are sealed in a Zircaloy-2 channel box.
An Introduction to Nuclear Materials: Fundamentals and Applications by K. Linga Murty