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Evaluation of Fracture Stress for the SiC Layer of TRISO-Coated Fuel Particles by A Modified Crush Testing

by Thak Sang Byun, Jin Weon Kim, James H Miller, Lance L Snead, John D Hunn
Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Publication Date
Page Numbers
327 to 337
Volume
7
Issue
3

Fracture stress data for the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) SiC coatings of tri-isotropic (TRISO) carbon/silicon carbide coated fuel particles were obtained using a newly developed testing and evaluation method, and their relationship with microstructure investigated. A crush testing technique using a blanket foil at load-transferring contact has been developed for hemispherical shell SiC specimens based on finite element (FE) analysis results. Mean fracture stress varied with test material in the range of 330 � 650 MPa, and was connected to the combined characteristics of inner surface roughness and porosity.