Development of Intergranular Stresses in Zirconium Alloy Cladding Tubes: Experimental and Numerical Studies


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Complementary methods have been used to analyse residual stresses in zirconium alloy tubes which were manufactured by cold rolling : X-ray diffraction and scale transition model. A modified elasto-plastic self-consistent model (EPSC) has been used to simulate the experiments and exhibits agreement with experimental data. X-ray diffraction analysis in rolling direction shows opposite stress values for {10 14 } and { 2022} planes respectively. The measured strains were generated by an anisotropic plastic deformation. Plastic incompatibility stress on X-ray measurements should be taken into account so as to make a correct interpretation of the experimental data.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 524-525)

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D. Gloaguen et al., "Development of Intergranular Stresses in Zirconium Alloy Cladding Tubes: Experimental and Numerical Studies", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 524-525, pp. 853-858, 2006

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September 2006




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