Materials degradation course for engineers in the nuclear industry
November 19 - November 22
Degradation of reactor components is a significant challenge for the long-term operability and economic viability of the existing fleet of light water reactors (LWR), witha specialemphasison PWR and VVER. The objective of this course is to start from the fundamentals and provide an integrated and up-to-date picture of materials management in the current LWR fleet. Field experience and degradation management approaches will be described and linked to our current understanding of degradation mechanisms of carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels, nickel-based alloys, concrete and polymers under LWR service conditions.