Biaxial creep performance of CWSR Zircaloy-4 cladding at emulated off-normal conditions of interim dry storage facility

Kuan Che Lan, Hsiao Ming Tung, Yinbin Miao, James F. Stubbins

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Biaxial creep behavior of hydrided Zircaloy-4 cladding was tested at 500 °C. Creep-life was inversely proportional to H-concentration up to 750 wppm. The weakening through hydride reorientation of hydrided specimens was not observed by optical microscopy. The power-law stress exponents and the TEM observation supported the high-temperature climb mechanism dominated the creep behavior in secondary stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-403
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
StatePublished - Oct 24 2018



  • Biaxial
  • Creep
  • Dry storage
  • Hydride
  • Zircaloy-4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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