Accession Number DE2012-1054494
Title Resolution of Qualification Issues for Existing Structural Materials.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 145p
Personal Author K. Natesan M. Li R. K. Nanstad S. Majumdar T. L. Sham
Abstract This report gives a detailed assessment of several key technical issues that needs resolution for the existing structural materials with emphasis on application in liquid metal reactors (LMRs), in particular, sodium cooled fast reactors. The work is a combined effort between Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with ANL as the technical lead, as part of Advanced Structural Materials Program for the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Reactor Campaign. The report is the second deliverable in FY09 (M2505050201) under the work package Advanced Materials Code Qualification. The overall objective of the Advanced Materials Code Qualification project is to evaluate the key technical requirements for the qualification of currently available and future advanced materials for application in sodium reactor systems and the resolution of issues that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has raised in the past on structural materials in support of the design and licensing of the LMR. Advanced materials are a critical element in the development of sodium reactor technologies. Enhanced materials performance not only improves safety margins and provides design flexibility, but also is essential for the economics of future advanced sodium reactors. Qualification and licensing of advanced materials are prominent needs for developing and implementing advanced sodium reactor technologies. However, the development of sufficient database and qualification of these materials for application in LMRs require considerable amount of time and resources. In the meantime, the currently available materials will be used in the early development of fast reactors.
Keywords Argonne National Laboratory
Fast reactors
Liquid metal cooled reactors
Liquid metals
Performance evaluation
Reactor components
Sodium reactors
Structural materials

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
71 - Materials Sciences
Corporate Author Argonne National Lab., IL.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC02-06CH11357

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