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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Materials Science for Reactors

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Code Completion Credits Range
14NMR ZK 2 2+0
Lecturer:
Petr Haušild (guarantor)
Tutor:
Petr Haušild (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Materials
Synopsis:

Materials for classical and fusion reactors

Requirements:

14NMA

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Radiation damage, effects of radiation on materials; interaction of radiation with crystal lattice, influence of irradiation temperature; mechanical properties irradiated materials.

2. Material conception of nuclear reactors primary demand on materials and welds of pressure vessel; summary of used materials; degradation mechanisms; short - term plus long - term characteristics; specificity of materials and construction of reactor VVER and PWR type; surveillance program of irradiated specimens; neutron dosimetry for surveillance program; verification of irradiation temperature ; non - destructive testing.

3. Zr alloys: production, types, using, PWR, VVER; characteristics of Zr-coating in normal service conditions (rust, hydrogen absorption), abnormal service conditions (boiling, short - term overheating) and accidents (RIA, LOCA); above - project accident pair with melting core.

4. Nuclear fusion: interaction of plasma with materials, transitional matters; demand on materials for inner component; specific materials for inner component; first wall, envelope, cooling system; wolfram, beryllium carbon composites; joining materials; plasma spraying (principle, using); specific materials for others application; vacuum vessel; sperconductive coils; materials for electric insulation; special materials under development.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Metallography

Tensile test

Study Objective:

Knowledge: Material conception of classical and fusion nuclear reactors

Skills: Orientation in nuclear material topics

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] G.S. Was, Fundamentals of Radiation Materials Science Metals and Alloys, Springer-Verlag 2007.

Recommended references:

[1] J. Koutsky and J. Kocik , Radiation Damage of Structural Materials. Material Science Monographs 79, Elsevier 1994.

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
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Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
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Data valid to 2020-09-25
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