Phelma Formation 2022

Materials used in nuclear reactor - WPMUMNR4

  • Volumes horaires

    • CM 3.0
    • TD 3.0

    Crédits ECTS

    Crédits ECTS 0.5


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


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


Contrôle des connaissances

Semestre 5 - L'examen existe uniquement en anglais 

written exam (1h)

Informations complémentaires

Semestre 5 - Le cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN

Cursus ingénieur->Cursus Internationaux->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->Master RI EMINE->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->Master RI MANUEN->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->FSC-MAN->Semestre 5
Cursus ingénieur->FSC-EMI->Semestre 5


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