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Many internal components of fast breeder reactors are working at high temperature where creep effects are significant. This study aims to derive the minimum creep properties from data on 316L(N) stainless steel. From the results of 571 creep tests temperature trend curves for average minimum and maximum properties were derived. By comparing the stress to rupture results with the design values of the French RCC-MR code, it was concluded that the previously estabished creep rupture properties were acceptable. Evolutions of the rupture elongation, reduction of area versus average strain rate and empirical minimum curves were plotted. The effect of the boron content on rupture time, minimum creep rate and rupture elongation was found to be negligible.

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Authors: LEHMANN D, CEA, CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16168 EN (1995) 146 pp., FS, ECU 16.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-0215-4
Record Number: 199510371 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en