The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Components [electronic resource] : Delayed Hydride Cracking / by Manfred P. Puls.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Engineering Materials: Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XXXII, 451 p. 191 illus., 8 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447141952Subject(s): Engineering | Chemical engineering | Materials | Nuclear engineering | Engineering | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering | Metallic Materials | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear EnergyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA405-409.3QA808.2Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Properties of Bulk Zirconium Hydrides -- 3. Hydride Phases, Orientation Relationships, Habit Planes and Morphologies -- 4. Solubility of Hydrogen -- 5. Diffusion of Hydrogen- 6. Characteristics of the Solvus -- 7. Theories of Coherent Phase Equilibrium -- 8. Experimental Results and Theoretical Interpretations of Solvus Relationships in the Zr-H System -- 9. Fracture Strength of Embedded Hydride Precipitates in Zirconium and its Alloys -- 10 Delayed Hydride Cracking – Theory and Experiment -- 11 DHC Initiation at Volumetric Flaws -- 12. Applications to CANDU Reactors.
By drawing together the current theoretical and experimental understanding of the phenomena of delayed hydride cracking (DHC) in zirconium alloys, The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Components: Delayed Hydride Cracking provides a detailed explanation focusing on the properties of hydrogen and hydrides in these alloys. Whilst the focus lies on zirconium alloys, the combination of both the empirical and mechanistic approaches creates a solid understanding that can also be applied to other hydride forming metals. This up-to-date reference focuses on documented research surrounding DHC, including current methodologies for design and assessment of the results of periodic in-service inspections of pressure tubes in nuclear reactors. Emphasis is placed on showing that our understanding of DHC is supported by progress across a broad range of fields. These include hysteresis associated with first-order phase transformations; phase relationships in coherent crystalline metallic solids; diffusion of substitutional and interstitial atoms in crystalline solids; and continuum fracture and solid mechanics. Furthermore, an account of current methodologies is given, illustrating how such understanding of hydrogen, hydrides and DHC in zirconium alloys underpins these methodologies for assessments of real life cases in the Canadian nuclear industry. The all-encompassing approach makes The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Component: Delayed Hydride Cracking an ideal reference source for students, researchers and industry professionals alike.