AGC-2 Graphite Preirradiation Data Package

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The NGNP Graphite R&D program is currently establishing the safe operating envelope of graphite core components for a Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) design. The program is generating quantitative data necessary for predicting the behavior and operating performance of the new nuclear graphite grades. To determine the in-service behavior of the graphite for pebble bed and prismatic designs, the Advanced Graphite Creep (AGC) experiment is underway. This experiment is examining the properties and behavior of nuclear grade graphite over a large spectrum of temperatures, neutron fluences and compressive loads. Each experiment consists of over 400 graphite specimens that are characterized ... continued below

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Swank, David; Lord, Joseph; Rohrbaugh, David & Windes, William October 1, 2012.

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The NGNP Graphite R&D program is currently establishing the safe operating envelope of graphite core components for a Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) design. The program is generating quantitative data necessary for predicting the behavior and operating performance of the new nuclear graphite grades. To determine the in-service behavior of the graphite for pebble bed and prismatic designs, the Advanced Graphite Creep (AGC) experiment is underway. This experiment is examining the properties and behavior of nuclear grade graphite over a large spectrum of temperatures, neutron fluences and compressive loads. Each experiment consists of over 400 graphite specimens that are characterized prior to irradiation and following irradiation. Six experiments are planned with the first, AGC-1, currently being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and pre-irradiation characterization of the second, AGC-2, completed. This data package establishes the readiness of 512 specimens for assembly into the AGC-2 capsule.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-10-19588
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/1070123 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1070123
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc842108

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Swank, David; Lord, Joseph; Rohrbaugh, David & Windes, William. AGC-2 Graphite Preirradiation Data Package, report, October 1, 2012; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc842108/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.