Sisson, Richard D.
The nuclear fuel storage canisters are used to store spent fuel of the nuclear plants. However, some of the storage sites are located near the sea coast which the environment has high chloride concentration. Such environment along with the residual stress in the AISI 304 stainless steel canister plates caused by welding make them susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. The goal of this project is to study the residual stress in the plates by performing X-ray diffraction method. The macro and micro hardness as well as microstructure of the plates were also measured and examined.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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