UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)57

Small punch testing was carried out on Copper-Chromium-Zirconium alloy subjected to two heat treatment conditions –both quenched and one subjected to subsequent aging. The variation in the load displacement characteristics associated with the testing was attributed to differences in plastic and damage properties evolved as a consequence of these …

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)12

Small punch creep (SPC) testing represents an effective way to rapidly assess the creep performance of novel materials and potentially monitor degradation of in-service components. Recent progress in standardisation has also led to improvements in data analysis. However, estimation of equivalent uniaxial stresses is still somewhat challenging and h…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

Eurofer97 steel is a primary structural material for the plasma facing-components of future fusion reactors. Laser welding is a promising technique that can overcome the challenges of remote handling and maintenance. However, the interaction of the induced residual stress distribution with the heterogeneous microstructure may degrade the mechanical…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)06

This work addresses an overview of the recent progress, associated risks and development plans of structural materials for in-vessel components (IVCs) in DEMO plants. Reduced Activation Ferritic Martensitic Steels form the primary structural materials for most DEMOs IVCs and will be the focus of the paper.   An overview of EU- and J-DEMO…

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The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 23/03/2023
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)112

A technology readiness assessment has been carried out on materials under development within the EUROfusion materials work package (WPMAT). This covers materials for structural, high heat flux and functional applications (breeder materials and coatings are not covered). The baseline materials have been assigned Material Technology Readiness Levels …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)107

One of the key challenges for the development of high-performance fusion materials is to design materials capable of maintaining mechanical and structural integrity under the extreme levels of displacement damage, high temperature and transmutation rates. High-entropy alloys (HEAs) and other concentrated alloys have attracted attention with rega…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)84

Precipitation hardened Copper-Chromium-Zirconium (CuCrZr) alloy is a prime candidate for divertor components in future European DEMOnstration fusion reactors. To develop the DEMO Design Criteria for In-vessel Components (DDC-IC), the failure criterion of CuCrZr needs to be investigated. Hence, the effects of stress triaxiality and loading…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)81

The suitability of post-weld heat treatments are often measured in terms of reducing residual stress and/or ensuring hardness homogeneity. Here we use detailed digital image correlation to quantify the localised deformation behaviour of laser welded Eurofer-97 both with and without a normalising and tempering treatment. This is coupled with detaile…

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The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 26/09/2022
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)70

Determining tensile properties from small punch test is being pursued actively in the nuclear industry due to the limited volume of material such tests use compared with standard tests which can be critical when considering active or development samples. One of the crucial challenges in harnessing the full potential of this technique is formulat…

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