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Evaluation of Material Wear and Self-Welding in Sodium-Cooled Reactor Systems

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R. B. Jerman

Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

R. C. Williams, D. O. Leeser

Atomic Power Development Associates, Inc., Detroit, Mich.

J. Basic Eng 81(2), 213-225 (Jun 01, 1959) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008424 History: Received November 06, 1958; Published June 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019

Abstract

Laboratory and prototype component tests were made to determine the degree of adhesion and self-welding of various bearing-couple materials in liquid sodium. A few tests were run in nitrogen and in argon. Temperatures were from 500 F to 1000 F and the static loads on the bearing surfaces were up to 10,000 psi. The harder materials showed better wear resistance generally than did the softer materials. However, each material has a service life depending upon the temperature, unit loads, nature of service, and environment.

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