Advanced cladding materials for accident tolerant fuels

Janne Heikinheimo, Caitlin Huotilainen, Rami Pohja, Mykola Ivanchenko, Henri Loukusa

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review


    In terms of safety, nuclear fuel cladding is one of the main barriers in preventing the release of radioactive materials to the environment.The integrity of the fuel cladding is essential both in operation and in the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel, not to mention accident conditions.In this paper, we review shortlyrelevantaccident tolerant cladding materialsfrom the Finnish point of view. Features compared to the traditional Zr-alloy cladding in the areasof oxidation, hydrogen pick-up,mechanical behaviourand fuel performance modellingare considered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSYP2019 Proceedings
    PublisherFinnish Nuclear Society
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventNuclear Science and Technology Symposium, NST 2019 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 20 Oct 201931 Oct 2019


    ConferenceNuclear Science and Technology Symposium, NST 2019
    Abbreviated titleNST 2019


    Dive into the research topics of 'Advanced cladding materials for accident tolerant fuels'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this