The Effect of Structure on Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Austenitic Steel Subjected to Neutron Irradiation
The initial and deformed states of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321 before and after neutron irradiation with a damage dose up to 5.3 dpa at reactor core temperature of 350 °С were comparatively investigated. Corrosion behavior, mechanical properties are analyzed in the temperature range of 20…650 °С. It is shown that radiation damage of the steel in the deformed state significantly decreases in comparison with the initial coarse-grained state at the same level of corrosion resistance.
Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo and Terence G. Langdon
M. M. Abramova et al., "The Effect of Structure on Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Austenitic Steel Subjected to Neutron Irradiation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 667-669, pp. 1119-1124, 2011