Computer Simulation of Heat Treatment Process for Support Plate of Nuclear Reactor
This paper focuses on the thermal stress and deformation analysis of the support plate of a nuclear reactor during the quenching process. A 3D finite element model of the support plate is incorporated into nonlinear coupling analysis that considers temperature, stress, and deformation. To verify the effect of cooling rate on the thermal stress and deformation of the model, we applied the heat transfer coefficients of water and heat treatment oil, depending on temperature variations, into heat conduction analysis. This analytical method enables the determination of the maximum deformation and residual stresses, so that the strength of the support plate can be identified.
X. Liu et al., "Computer Simulation of Heat Treatment Process for Support Plate of Nuclear Reactor", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 380-383, 2011