Development of ASTM Standard for SiC-SiC Joint Testing - General Atomics
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office
General Atomics (GA) proposes to develop an instrumented test rig and standard test method to measure the strength of joints between cylindrical SiC-SiC tubing and end plugs at elevated, reactor-relevant temperatures. The test will be an end plug pushout method in which an axial load is applied to the internal surface of the end plug while the outer tubular ceramic surface is fixed in place.