Effects of high temperature pre-strain on hardness and creep behavior of UO 2 between 25 and 500 °C: A nanoindentation study

D. Frazer, B. Shaffer, Pedro Peralta, P. Hosemann

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Mechanical properties of UO 2 fuel are important to nuclear engineers to understand fuel performance in service. Obtaining accurate data is key to provide input for modeling of fuel performance during operation and accident scenarios, where enhancement of creep behavior of UO 2 at moderate temperatures is desirable. Hardness and creep data from single crystals prestrained at 1200 °C was measured between 25 and 500 °C using nanoindentation to quantify any potential enhancement of mechanical properties produced by high temperature deformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-624
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the American Nuclear Society
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event2017 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2017Nov 2 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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