UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)75

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 mechani…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)70

Multi-component alloys are emerging as promising metallic materials for cryogenic applications for their excellent combination of high ultimate tensile strength and good ductility. But their low yield strength can severely limit their applications. Lattice distortion is emerging as a feasible method in overcoming this dilemma. Here, we investigate …

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)132

Mechanical constitutive models of metals undergoing deformation in three dimensions can be challenging to validate without loss of generality. For example, creep-induced stress relaxation in stainless steels has previously been studied using axisymmetric notched-bar tests which control the triaxiality of the initial stress state. However, such expe…

Preprint Purchase
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)75

Eurofer 97 is the main structural material targeted for the DEMO reactors which will be operated under magnetic fields. It is therefore imperative to understand the effect of magnetic fields on the mechanical properties of the Eurofer 97. Here we preform 30 uniaxial tensile tests with and without a 1.5 T magnetic field at room temperature. The stat…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)56

The deformation responses at 77 and 293 K of a FeCoNiCr high-entropy alloy, produced by a powder metallurgy route, are investigated using in situ neutron diffraction and correlative transmission electron microscopy. The strength and ductility of the alloy are significant improved at cryogenic temperatures. The true ultimate tensile strengt…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)55

A long-term high-temperature testing stress rig has been designed and fabricated for performing in situ neutron diffraction tests at the ENGIN-X beamline, ISIS facility in the UK. It is capable of subjecting metals to high temperatures up to 800°C and uniaxial loading under different boundary conditions including constant load, constant s…

Preprint Published