Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations

Mechanical Properties in Nuclear Installation and the Relevant Measurement Methods


Publishing date
18 Nov 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2016

Lead Editor

1Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing, China

2National University of Central Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

3Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

4University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

5Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamil Nadu, India


Mechanical Properties in Nuclear Installation and the Relevant Measurement Methods

Description

The application of nuclear technology is currently spreading over the world. Given the possibility of devastative risk, the lifetime performance and especially the safety of nuclear installation are raising big concern to human society. Therefore, the assessment of mechanical properties and development of relevant measurement methods in nuclear installation are becoming extraordinarily important and are being intensively investigated. This field of research usually covers a wide range of subtopics, with the main focus on both fundamental sciences and advanced technologies for boosting the study of mechanical properties of nuclear installation and its related measurement. For example, fracture mechanics are useful to predict the temporal and long-term reliability of nuclear reactors under aggressive loads. Advanced functional materials (such as alloy and thermal barriers coatings) with superior thermal and mechanical resistance to harsh environment can be applied in nuclear installation. Also, it is of significant interest to analyze and characterize these materials by using state-of-the-art measurement methods, including scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscope, and various optical measurement methods.

We are pleased to invite authors to submit original articles as well as review papers on research and development of the mechanical properties in the nuclear installation and its measurement method. The special issue is soliciting all articles that will highlight recent major breakthroughs, progress, and challenges in properties and measuring methods of nuclear installation.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep-resistance, material strengths, ductility, thermal aging effect, irradiation effect, wear resistance, erosion/corrosion, multiscale simulation, microstructure observation, and corresponding measurement methods

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1948507
  • - Editorial

Mechanical Properties in Nuclear Installation and the Relevant Measurement Methods

Yan Yang | Alejandro Clausse | ... | Parashuram Sahoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9071237
  • - Research Article

Effects of a Mixed Zone on TGO Displacement Instabilities of Thermal Barrier Coatings at High Temperature in Gas-Cooled Fast Reactors

Jian Wang | Jun Ding | ... | Xia Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3035180
  • - Research Article

Nondestructive Evaluation of Functionally Graded Subsurface Damage on Cylinders in Nuclear Installations Based on Circumferential SH Waves

Zhen Qu | Xiaoqin Shen | Xiaoshan Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5852328
  • - Research Article

Development of a Composite Technique for Preconditioning of 41Cr4 Steel Used as Gear Material: Examination of Its Microstructural Characteristics and Properties

Jianjun Hu | Chaoping Ma | ... | Tianfeng Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4649870
  • - Research Article

The Definition Method and Optimization of Atomic Strain Tensors for Nuclear Power Engineering Materials

Xiangguo Zeng | Ying Sheng | ... | Tixin Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2857065
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Study for Modeling Displacement Instabilities due to TGO Formation in TBCs of High-Temperature Components in Nuclear Power Plant

Xia Huang | Jian Wang | ... | Jun Ding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7853787
  • - Research Article

Effect of Chemical Corrosion on the Mechanical Characteristics of Parent Rocks for Nuclear Waste Storage

Tielin Han | Junping Shi | ... | Zhihui Li
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
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