Micro-mechanical approach of the intergranular stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels in PWR environment
October 2 – 7, 2022
Austenitic stainless steels are used in the nuclear industry to make the internals parts of Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) such as baffle and former plates. Numerous Baffle-to-Former Bolts (BFB) intergranular failures have been reported as a result of Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC) phenomenon. In order to predict the cracking of the grain boundary through a micro-mechanical approach, it is necessary to determine the intragranular mechanical behavior of the steel and the grain boundary strength.
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Rachma Azihari, Jeremy Hure, Marc Legros, and Benoit Tanguy, "Micro-mechanical approach of the intergranular stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels in PWR environment" in "Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development VIII", Sandra Korte-Kerzel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2022). https://dc.engconfintl.org/nanomechtest_viii/98