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Miniature autoclave and double bellows loading device for material testing in future reactor concept conditions ? Case supercritical water

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Sami Penttila

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo, 02044 VTT, Finland
sami.penttila@vtt.fi

Pekka Moilanen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo, 02044 VTT, Finland
pekka.moilanen@vtt.fi

Wade Karlsen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo, 02044 VTT, Finland
wade.karlsen@vtt.fi

Aki Toivonen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kemistintie 3, Espoo, 02044 VTT, Finland
aki.toivonen@vtt.fi

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4037897 History: Received April 07, 2017; Revised August 26, 2017

Abstract

The presented work in this paper consists of a test set-up study of a new pneumatic loading device based on double bellows system and with miniature autoclaves enabling applications at temperature and pressure up to 650°C and 35 MPa, respectively. It has been demonstrated that it is technically feasible to carry out well defined and controlled material testing in the supercritical water (SCW) environment using this testing system. By using this type of system it makes possible to investigate the intrinsic role of the applied stress on the deformation behavior of material in light water reactor (LWR) conditions and also in other harsh environments like SCW conditions. In addition to this the compactness and versatility of the set-up makes this system particularly attractive for deployment in a hot-cell for testing of irradiated materials.

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