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CX-011363: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Correlating Thermal, Mechanical, and Electrical Coupling Based Multi-Physics Behavior of Nuclear Materials Through In-situ Measurement
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 10/30/2013
Location(s): Idaho
Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

Purdue University proposes to evaluate the effects of irradiation on thermomechanical coupling for Zircaloy as function of temperature and environment change using complementary in-situ experiments. The focus is on establishing an elaborate in-situ experimental setup that can not only predict change in thermal properties and their correlation with mechanical properties as a function of stress, temperature, and environment, but also on correlating such changes to changes in microstructural and chemical features under the effect of irradiation.