Production and preliminary characterization of ferritic–martensitic steel T91 cladding tubes for LBE or Pb cooled nuclear systems

Joris Van den Bosch, Abderrahim Almazouzi, Georg Mueller, Alexander Rusanov, Serguei Gavrilov

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    Thin wall tubes with suitable dimensions for possible future use as nuclear fuel cladding based on ferritic–martensitic steel T91 have been produced. Several rolling routes for thin wall tube rolling have been successfully explored to produce T91 tubes of 8.5 mm OD and 0.5 mm wall thickness as well as 6.5 mm OD and 0.5 mm wall thickness. The results show that the cold rolled Т91 steel thin walled tubes remain ductile and the material easily carries fractional strains. Finally the microstructure of the resulting tubes was examined and preliminary burst and tensile tests were performed showing properties comparable to those of T91 plate material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)276-283
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 31 Aug 2011
    EventInternational DEMETRA Workshop on Development and Assessment of Structural Materials and Heavy Liquid Metal technologies for Transmutation Systems - FZK Karlsruhe, Berlin
    Duration: 2 Mar 20104 Mar 2010

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