UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)126

Martensitic stainless steels have been widely used in industries due to their high strength and good corrosion resistance performance. Precipitation-hardened (PH) martensitic stainless steels are featured by their very high strength compared with other stainless steels, around 3-4 times of the strength of austenitic stainless steels such as 304 and…

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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)14

Crystal plasticity finite element (CPFE) modelling is an effective tool from which detailed information on the meso-scale behaviour of crystalline metallic systems can be extracted and used, not only to enhance the understanding of material behaviour under different loading conditions, but also to improve the structural integrity assessment of e…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)71

Deformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys (HEAs) at cryogenic temperatures have attracted extensive research interest. We used in situ neutron diffraction to study the tensile behavior of a face-centered-cubic HEA at 77 and 15 K and compared its stacking fault energy (SFE) at ambient and cryogenic temperatures. The SFE dropped from 28…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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