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oxidation kinetics of zirconium alloys applicable to loss-of-coolant accidents

P D. Parson

oxidation kinetics of zirconium alloys applicable to loss-of-coolant accidents

a review of published data

by P D. Parson

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Published by Risley Nuclear Power Development Establishment, distributed by H.M.S.O. in Warrington, [London] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] P. D. Parsons [and] W. N. Miller.
SeriesUnited Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Northern Division report; ND-R-7(5)
ContributionsMiller, W N., Risley Nuclear Power Development Establishment.
The Physical Object
Pagination36p., (10)p. of plates :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19918306M
ISBN 100853560935

Oxygen embrittlement of fuel sheathing resulting from high temperature oxidation in steam is a potential fuel failure mechanism during a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). In high temperature steam, zirconium alloys form an outer layer of zirconium oxide (ZrO 2) and an inner layer of oxygen-stabilized α-Zr immediately below. The metal/steam Cited by: 5. High-temperature steam-oxidation studies have been conducted using Zircaloy (Zry) cladding samples as part of the High Burnup Cladding Performance program. These data will be used to support modeling and experimental efforts to assess licensing criteria for high-burnup-fuel Loss of Coolant Accidents. Limerick BWR fuel rods (≈57 GWd/MTU)File Size: 1MB.

Journal Article: Oxidation of zirconium alloys in steam at to /sup 0/C. [Steam at /sup 0/ to /sup 0/C].   Evaluation of Loss-of-Coolant Accident Simulation Tests With the Fuel Rod Analysis Code FRAPTRAN,” HI TEMP Conference, Boston, MA, Sept. 20– : Martín Lemes, Alicia Denis, Alejandro Soba.

CHARACTERIZATION OF OXIDES FORMED ON MODEL ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS IN °C WATER USING MICRO-BEAM SYNCHROTRON RADIATION A. Yilmazbayhan1, Marcelo Gomes da Silva1, Arthur Motta1, Hyun-Gil Kim2, Yong Hwan Jeong2, Jeong-Yong Park2, Robert Comstock3, Barry Lai4, Zhounghou Cai4 1Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, . For non- nuclear applications, zirconium has two main alloys: ASTM R (Zr ), which is unalloyed, and ASTM R, which is alloyed with percent niobium. The physical and mechanical properties of zirconium are listed in Table 1. Additional alloy information may File Size: KB.


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Oxidation kinetics of zirconium alloys applicable to loss-of-coolant accidents by P D. Parson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The effect of fuel burnup on the embrittlement of various cladding alloys was examined with laboratory tests conducted under conditions relevant to loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Request PDF | Modeling Corrosion Kinetics of Zirconium Alloys in Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) | Correctly predicting the mechanical behavior of zirconium fuel cladding during a LOCA transient.

The other groups were alloys which initially oxidized according to the cubic rate law (Group III) or parabolic rate law (Group IV) but later exhibited breakaway oxidation phenomena. For alloys of those additives which are soluble in zirconium the initial oxidation rates are explained according to a valency effect in terms of the Wagner-Hauffe oxidation kinetics of zirconium alloys applicable to loss-of-coolant accidents book of alloy oxidation.

The microstructure and mechanical properties of oxide films on specimens of cladding tubes from zirconium alloys with different chemical compositions are studied after autoclave tests and high-temperature oxidation simulating loss of coolant by: 3.

The zircaloy-4 is an alloy of zirconium, which has a very weak thermal neutron absorption, satisfactory mechanical properties and good corrosion resistance at high temperature. For these reasons, zircaloy-4 is used as a material of cladding fuel rod of nuclear by: 7.

HIGH TEMPERATURE OXIDATION AND NITRIDING KINETICS OF ZIRCONIUM By CASIMIR JOSEPH ROSA, (Met.) A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies 1n Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy McMaster University June, Author: Casimir Rosa.

Abstract. I have tried to summarize the oxidation behavior of zirconium and its alloys in both gaseous and aqueous environments, and to show how other environments, such as liquid metals, can be considered as special cases of one or other of the main by: Germany, confirmed that cladding oxidation in air could lead to more serious conse-quences than oxidation by steam.

This is because the kinetics of the oxidation reaction Measurement of Zirconium Oxidation by Air at Temperature. Accident Source Term Evaluation Code.

Research on Spent Fuel Pool Uncovery Accidents Chapter Fuel Behavior under Abnormal Conditions Loss-of-Coolant Accidents (LOCAs) At those temperatures, zirconium alloys remain in their low-temperature alpha (hexagonal close packed) phase, and the vapor pressures of major fuel constituents remain.

The oxidation of zirconium cladding alloys used in nuclear reactors was investigated under the conditions of loss-of-coolant and severe accidents, i.e., at temperatures between and °C and in various atmospheres.

The kinetics were parabolic or sub-parabolic as long as the superficially formed oxide scale remained intact and by: 3. Oxidation of Hot Pressed Zirconium Carbide between – ˚C Claudia Gasparrini a, Richard Chaterb and W.E.

Lee a a Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Dpt. Materials, Imperial College London (UK) b Department of Materials, Imperial College London (UK) UHTC: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III April 12 –16Gold Coast, Australia. Modelling of the Kinetic Transition in Zirconium Based Alloys: Application to the Oxidation of Zircaloy-4 by Water Vapour p Computer Simulation of Morphology Evolution of Oxide Scales during OxidationCited by: 3.

In recent years Russian scientists put an emphasis on the last-mentioned issue as the zirconium E alloy was traditionally produced on the basis of electrolytic zirconium and the investigations have shown that the kinetics of high temperature oxidation of the E alloy in LOCA conditions differs from the oxidation kinetics of the M5 alloy Cited by:   The oxidation kinetics of the classical pressurized water reactors (PWR) cladding alloy Zircaloy-4 have been extensively investigated over a wide temperature range from operational conditions to beyond design basis accident (BDBA) temperatures.

In recent years, new cladding alloys optimized for longer operation and higher burn-up are used in Western light water reactors (LWR). This paper. For longer oxidation times, Cr loses its protectiveness and the overall oxidation kinetics gradually accelerates.

One aim of the present study is to bring insights into the underlying metallurgical evolutions responsible for the complex oxidation kinetics of Cr-coated zirconium-based alloys oxidized in steam at temperatures up to °: Jean-Christophe Brachet, Elodie Rouesne, Joël Ribis, Thomas Guilbert, Stéphane Urvoy, Guillaume Nony.

Abstract. Surface-modified zirconium (Zr)-based alloys, mainly by fabricating protective coatings, are being developed and evaluated as accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) claddings, aiming to improve fuel reliability and safety during normal operations, anticipated operational occurrences, and accident scenarios in water-cooled reactors.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors Oxidation Kinetics of Austenitic Stainless Steels as SCWR Fuel Cladding Candidate Materials in Supercritical Water Modeling Corrosion Kinetics of Zirconium Alloys in Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) Pages.

High temperature steam oxidation behaviors of a Zirconium alloy, Zr-1%oNb alloy was examined for the comparison to those of Zircaloy-4 (Zry-4). Testing temperatures were - C. At atmospheric steam pressure, oxidation kinetics of Zr-lNb alloy follows.

This zirconium fire is one of the crucial concerns for spent fuel pool safety under a postulated loss of coolant accident scenario, since it would lead to an uncontrolled mass release of fission products into the environment.

To capture this critical phenomenon, an air-oxidation breakaway model has been implemented in the MELCOR : Sanggil Park, Min Bum Park. zirconium in aluminum alloys. If the major alloying elements are assumed to leave unchanged the free energy of Al 3Zr (D0 23 or L1 2), it is possible to compute their effect on the metastable zirconium solubility limit (see Table 1).

As can be seen, the more positive the solute-zirconium interaction, the lower the zirconium solubility Size: KB. Corrosion kinetics of zirconium alloys is characterized by mass gain described by the cubic-type equation ∆m/S=kt (Fig.

2, Table 1). а b Figure 2. Corrosion kinetics of zirconium alloys Е (а) and Zr1Nb (%O) (b) in WWER model coolant 3with mg/dm Zn, mg/dm 3 .HIGH-TEMPERATURE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A ZIRCONIUM-MODIFIED, PRECIPITATION-STRENGTHENED NICKEL - 30 PERCENT COPPER ALLOY by John D.

Whittenberger Lewis Research Center •" SUMMARY A precipitation-strengthened Monel-type alloy has been developed through minor al-loying additions of zirconium to a base NiCu alloy. The results of this File Size: 3MB.Aside from the radionuclide decay heat source, much of the heat generated during these accidents is associated with the zirconium‐steam reaction, in some cases occurring in a runaway manner once the core temperature exceeds °C.

11 The slower oxidation kinetics of SiC materials, coupled with their ability to retain mechanical integrity up.