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Materials used in nuclear reactor - WPMUMNR4

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 3.0
    • Tutorials : 3.0
    ECTS : 0.5

Goals

Describe the advantage and drawbacks of the different materials used for reactors components of RNR and PWR

Presentation of the major classes of reactors and the different requirements on materials

Contact Emilie FERRIE

Content

The different structural materials currently used in the primary circuit of nuclear reactors will be described both in terms of their nature and microstructures and of their properties and properties evolution

  • Steels: classification and denominations of steels, stainless steels, mechanical properties (corrosion resistance will be addressed in the course on corrosion)
  • Aluminum and nickel-based alloys
  • Zirconium alloys
  • Graphite
  • Joining methods for alloys


Prerequisites

Tests

Semester 5 - The exam is given in english only 

written exam (1h)



Additional Information

Semester 5 - This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 5
Curriculum->M2RI EMINE->Semester 5
Curriculum->Master RI MANUEN->Semester 5
Curriculum->FSC-MAN->Semester 5
Curriculum->FSC-EMI->Semester 5
Curriculum->Semesters A Choice->Semester 5

Bibliography

Ashby et Jones, Matériaux
Nuclear Materials, Ed. BRT Frost, Vol 10 A&B of materials sciences and technology
Lacombe, Baroux, Béranger, Les aciers inoxydables

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Date of update January 11, 2017

Grenoble INP Institut d'ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes