|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Accident Tolerant Fuels for Light Water Reactor
||Radiation Effects on SiC/SiC Composites for Advanced Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding Tubes
||Shradha Agarwal, William John Weber
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Following the beyond-design-basis (BDB) accidents at Fukushima, Japan, the need to develop advanced accident tolerant fuel cladding using innovative materials such as SiC/SiC composites has been recognised [1-3]. The fabrication of SiC/SiC composites-based cladding poses several challenges, one of them is to understand the radiation induced swelling and cracking.
In this work, the effect of ion irradiation in SiC/SiC composites, coupled with state-of-art characterization techniques like transmission electron microscopy (done on the fiber-interface-matrix), Raman spectroscopy (to understand the degradation of carbon layer on the fiber-interface-matrix and other bonding changes) and optical profilometry (to measure step height changes) is presented to understand the overall radiation induced microstructure evolution.
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||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume