Light Water Reactor Sustainability Technical Documents

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January 30, 2012
Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Integrated Program Plan

Nuclear power has safely, reliably, and economically contributed almost 20% of electrical generation in the United States over the past two decades...

October 30, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy Accident Resistant SiC Clad Nuclear Fuel Development

A significant effort is being placed on silicon carbide ceramic matrix composite (SiC CMC) nuclear fuel cladding by Light Water Reactor...

September 30, 2011
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Initial Assessment of Thermal Annealing Needs and Challenges

The most life-limiting structural component in light-water reactors (LWR) is the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) because replacement of the RPV is...

September 30, 2011
Develop Baseline Computational Model for Proactive Welding Stress Management to Suppress Helium Induced Cracking During Weld Repair
This task was to develop the initial baseline version of weld computational model that can be used to determine the optimum welding conditions ...
September 30, 2011
Report on Assessment of Environmentally-­Assisted Fatigue for LWR Extended Service Conditions

This report provides an update on the assessment of environmentally-assisted fatigue for light water reactor (LWR) extended service conditions. The...

September 30, 2011
Implementation Plan and Initial Development of Nuclear Concrete Materials Database for Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program

The FY10 activities for development of a nuclear concrete materials database to support the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program are...

August 30, 2011
Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control System Technologies: Nondestructive Examination Technologies – FY11 Report

Licensees of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States are expected to submit license renewal applications for the period of operation...

July 30, 2011
Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework

The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water...

June 30, 2011
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Assessment of High Value Surveillance Materials

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) in a light-water reactor (LWR) represents the first line of defense against a release of radiation in case of an...

January 30, 2011
Reactor Pressure Vessel Task of Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Milestone Report on Materials and Machining of Specimens for ...

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) in a light-water reactor (LWR) represents the first line of defense against a release of radiation in case of an...

December 31, 2010
Cooling Water Issues and Opportunities at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, December 2010

Energy and water are both essential to sustainable development and economic productivity. Ample supplies of water are essential to energy...

December 30, 2010
Assessment of Initial Test Conditions for Experiments to Assess Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms

Irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking is a key materials degradation issue in today’s nuclear power reactor fleet and affects critical...

July 1, 2010
July 2010, Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy In the United States
The U.S. nuclear power industry continues to make progress toward the construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States.
April 1, 2008
Materials Degradation in Light Water Reactors: Life After 60

Nuclear reactors present a very harsh environment for components service. Components within a reactor core must tolerate high temperature water,...

June 8, 2007
Running Dry at the Power Plant

Securing sufficient supplies of fresh water for societal, industrial, and agricultural uses while protecting the natural environment is becoming...