Accession Number:

AD0639835

Title:

IRRADIATION EFFECTS ON REACTOR STRUCTURAL MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept., 1 May-31 Jul 66.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1966-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The research program of the NRL Metallurgy Division, Reactor Materials Branch, is devoted to the determination of the effects of nuclear radiation upon the properties of structural materials. The overall program is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Ship Systems Command, the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, and the Army Nuclear Power Program. Since research findings which apply to the objectives of one sponsoring agency are also of interest to the others, the overall program progress is reported herein. This report includes the following 1 results of a comparative irradiation of weld heat affected zone and base metal specimens of HY-80 steel, 2 preliminary data on the notch ductility characteristics of irradiated maraging and nickel-cobalt steels, 3 tensile properties of selected steels having potential for nuclear structural application, 4 irradiation damage surveillance results from specimens exposed near the Yankee reactor pressure vessel, and 5 description of the recently completed metallographic cell of the NRL High Level Radiation Laboratory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE