Finite-element modelling of nuclear-grade graphite

G. Hall, B. J. Marsden, J. Smart, A. Fok

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Abstract

In graphite-moderated nuclear reactors, the design life of the core is determined by the irradiation-induced changes in graphite. The property changes that occur within the polycrystalline structure of the graphite components can be attributed to irradiation damage to the individual crystals. This paper documents a finite-element model aimed at predicting dimensional changes in irradiated graphite components, including 'turn-around'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Energy
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

Keywords

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Power plant components
  • Thermal effects

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