Review of nuclear reactor safety
An attempt has been made to systematically organize the research investigations conducted on clad tube failure, so far. Before presenting the review on the clad failure studies, an introduction to different clad materials has been added, in which the effect of alloying elements on the material properties have been presented. The literature on clad failure has been broadly categorized under the headings LOCA and RIA. The failure mechanisms like creep, corrosion and pellet–clad interaction have been discussed in details. Each subsection of the review has been provided with summary table, in which the studies are arranged in the chronological order. A small section on acceptance criteria for ECCS has also been included. The last section of the review has been dedicated to the core-degradation phenomena.
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Tanweer Alam, Mohd. Kaleem Khan, Manabendra Pathak, K. Ravi, Ritu Singh, S.K. Gupta, A review on the clad failure studies, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 241, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 3658-3677, ISSN 0029-5493, 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2011.08.009. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029549311006340)
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