Adv Nuc Mats,Struc Integ& Chem



This course provides an understanding of the materials behaviors in nuclear power plant environments including identification of the key aging mechanisms of alloys and components in relation to the operating environments; How to assess the integrity of key components using fracture mechanics; An understanding of the role of water chemistry in managing the materials aging on light water reactors. Topics include failure of materials and structures, micro-structural aspects of failure, corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking, low allow steels, stainless steels, nickel alloys, non-destructive evaluation, fracture mechanics, flaw analysis, PWR primary water chemistry and secondary system chemistry.

Course period28/08/23 → …