|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Materials 2017: Materials for Nuclear Energy
||Is There a Role for Advanced Materials in Light Water Reactors?
||Kurt Terrani, Steven J. Zinkle, LL Snead
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Unlike many other industries subject to strict regulation and despite the challenging operational environments in nuclear reactors, there exists only a few instance where advanced high-performance materials have been effectively deployed in fission reactors in the past 50 years. In case of light water reactors (LWRs), in many cases the materials used today are the ones originally deployed in civilian power reactors of 1950s-1960s, themselves blueprinted after the naval reactor program in the 1940s. A few of such instances and opportunities for improvements are discussed. In particular, a detailed discussion of the advanced accident tolerant fuel systems for LWRs that may improve reactor safety while maintaining today’s operational standards is offered.
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