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|Title: ||Evaluation of residual stresses in electron-beam welded Zr2.5Nb0.9Hf Zircadyne flange mock-up of a reflector vessel beam tube flange|
|Authors: ||Muransky, O|
|Keywords: ||NEUTRON DIFFRACTION|
|Issue Date: ||1-Jul-2013|
|Publisher: ||Elsevier Science BV.|
|Citation: ||Muransky, O., Holden, T. M., Kirstein, O., James, J. A., Paradowska, A. M., & Edwards, L. (2013). Evaluation of residual stresses in electron-beam welded Zr2.5Nb0.9Hf Zircadyne flange mock-up of a reflector vessel beam tube flange. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 438, 154-162.|
|Abstract: ||The dual-phase alloy Zr2.5Nb alloy is an important nuclear material, because of its use in current and possible use in future nuclear reactors. It is, however, well-known that Zr2.5Nb weldments can fail through a time-dependent mechanism called delayed hydride cracking which is typically driven by the presence of tensile residual stresses. With a view to understanding the development of residual stresses associated with Zr2.5Nb welds the current study focuses on the evaluation of the residual stresses in a mock-up of a reactor beam tube flange made from Zr2.5Nb0.9Hf. The present results suggests that, like ferritic welds which undergo a solid-state phase transformation upon welding, Zr2.5Nb0.9Hf welds also develop high tensile residual stresses in the heat-affected zone whereas the stresses closer to the weld tip are reduced by the effects of the beta -> alpha solid-state phase transformation. © 2013, Elsevier Ltd.|
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