Engineering Materials

The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Components

Delayed Hydride Cracking

Authors: Puls, Manfred P.

  • Gives a coherent, detailed account of the physics of delayed hydrogen cracking
  • Provides a reference source for research conducted on the effect of hydrogen and hydrides on the mechanical properties of zirconium alloys
  • Provides an account of how the current methodology for the design and periodic assessment of in-service pressure tubes is underpinned by the foregoing results and understanding
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By drawing together the current theoretical and experimental understanding of the phenomena of delayed hydride cracking (DHC) in zirconium alloys, The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Components: Delayed Hydride Cracking provides a detailed explanation focusing on the properties of hydrogen and hydrides in these alloys. Whilst the emphasis lies on zirconium alloys, the combination of both the empirical and mechanistic approaches creates a solid understanding that can also be applied to other hydride forming metals.

 

This up-to-date reference focuses on documented research surrounding DHC, including current methodologies for design and assessment of the results of periodic in-service inspections of pressure tubes in nuclear reactors.  Emphasis is placed on showing how our understanding of DHC is supported by progress in general understanding of such broad fields as the study of hysteresis associated with first order phase transformations, phase relationships in coherent crystalline metallic solids, the physics of point and line defects, diffusion of substitutional and interstitial atoms in crystalline solids, and continuum fracture and solid mechanics. Furthermore, an account of current methodologies is given illustrating how such understanding of hydrogen, hydrides and DHC in zirconium alloys underpins these methodologies for assessments of real life cases in the Canadian nuclear industry.

 

The all-encompassing approach makes The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Component: Delayed Hydride Cracking an ideal reference source for students, researchers and industry professionals alike.

About the authors

Manfred Puls is a consultant, working through MPP Consulting with Kinectrics Inc. in support of research conducted for the Canadian nuclear industry.  He holds a PhD degree in Physics from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and has engineering degrees from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  He has been working in the nuclear industry since 1971. Before moving into his present consulting role, Dr Puls had a long career with AECL, working as Research Scientist, Section Head, Manager and Program Manager during his 35 year stay with this organization.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Puls, Manfred P.

    Pages 1-5

  • Properties of Bulk Zirconium Hydrides

    Puls, Manfred P

    Pages 7-52

  • Hydride Phases, Orientation Relationships, Habit Planes, and Morphologies

    Puls, Manfred P

    Pages 53-107

  • Solubility of Hydrogen

    Puls, Manfred P.

    Pages 109-152

  • Diffusion of Hydrogen

    Puls, Manfred P

    Pages 153-174

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Effect of Hydrogen and Hydrides on the Integrity of Zirconium Alloy Components
Book Subtitle
Delayed Hydride Cracking
Authors
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4195-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4195-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4194-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5977-3
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 452
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