State-of-the-art review of data on fuel cladding interaction in advanced fuels for Gen IV reactors

Jean-Cristophe Dumas, Laure Martinelli, David Bottomley, Janne Wallenius, Ville Tulkki, Rami Pohja

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    Abstract

    The objective of the Task 5.31 is to investigate ceramic fuel-cladding interactions for fuel pin of advanced nuclear systems by combining the experience from the fuel and structural materials community. The document presents the start-of-the art on the investigations of fuel-cladding interaction in various GEN IV environments. We give here a review of the state-of-the-art methodologies and test methods as well as a compilation of in-house data and experience. Special emphasis is given to chemical interaction but mechanical interaction is also treated. The review deals with the specific items: - in-pile data available on fuel (mainly UO2 and MOX) including assessment of experimental techniques, reliability of the data, - fuel-cladding chemical interaction (FCCI) for MOX fuels in SFR environment, - fuel-cladding chemical interaction for nitride fuel in LFR environment, - fuel-cladding mechanical interaction (FCMI) for MOX pellet, mechanical tests performed on cladding materials as a basis for FCMI modelling, relevant data on advanced cladding materials and application of available constitutive models. As a conclusion, some outlines are proposed for improving the modelling of this phenomenon.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEuropean Commission EC
    Commissioning bodyEuropean Union (EU)
    Number of pages91
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Keywords

    • fuel cladding materials
    • GEN IV reactors
    • modelling

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    Dumas, J-C., Martinelli, L., Bottomley, D., Wallenius, J., Tulkki, V., & Pohja, R. (2015). State-of-the-art review of data on fuel cladding interaction in advanced fuels for Gen IV reactors. European Commission EC.