Thermal Elastoplastic Behavior of Dispersion Nuclear Fuel Elements
A representative volume element is chosen to act as the research object to analyze the thermal elastoplastic behavior of the dispersion fuel elements. The large strain elastoplastic analysis is carried out for the mechanicalbehaviors using FEM. The results indicate that with the volume fraction of the fuel particles increasing, the Mises stress and the equivalent plastic strain in the matrix increases, and the first principal stress and the equivalent plastic strain in the cladding increases markedly.
Zhijiu Ai, Xiaodong Zhang, Yun-Hae Kim and Prasad Yarlagadda
X. Jiang and X. H. Liu, "Thermal Elastoplastic Behavior of Dispersion Nuclear Fuel Elements", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 339, pp. 353-357, 2011