Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Graphite Layers on a Nuclear Fuel Particle by Kinetic Nano-Indentation Technique
Small specimen with simple geometry has advantage for irradiation tests because the tests have limits for experiments and nuclear wastes after irradiation tests. In this study, a kinetic indentation technique is applied to evaluate mechanical properties of coated layers of a particle fuel of a high temperature gas cooled reactor. Hardness of buffer, IPyC and OPyC are 0.55, 0.874 and 2.726 GPa, respectively. The density, strength and friction coefficient estimated by kinetic indentation method are 1.08, 1.15 and 1.81 g/cm3, and 174, 291 and 606 MPa, and 0.51, 0.45 and 0.4, respectively.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
K.S. Choi et al., "Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Graphite Layers on a Nuclear Fuel Particle by Kinetic Nano-Indentation Technique ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1177-1180, 2007