9783527407675

An Introduction to Nuclear Materials Fundamentals and Applications

  • ISBN 13:

    9783527407675

  • ISBN 10:

    3527407677

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/29/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH

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Summary

Covering both fundamental and advanced aspects in an accessible way, this textbook begins with an overview of nuclear reactor systems, helping readers to familiarize themselves with the varied designs. Then the readers are introduced to different possibilities for materials applications in the various sections of nuclear energy systems -- whether fuel rod assembly, steam generators, or piping. Materials selection and life prediction methodologies for nuclear reactors are also presented in relation to creep, corrosion and other degradation mechanisms, while the final chapter touches upon such advanced topics as materials for space nuclear reactors, fusion reactors and other topics of interest. An appendix compiles useful property data relevant for nuclear reactor applications. Throughout the book, there is a thorough coverage of various materials science principles, such as physical and mechanical metallurgy, defects and diffusion and radiation effects on materials, with serious efforts made to establish structure-property correlations wherever possible. Each chapter is followed by a summary, recommended references and problems. With its emphasis on the latest developments and outstanding problems in the field, this is both a valuable introduction and a ready reference for experienced practitioners.

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