This set of lectures is on "Introduction to Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Applications" for the Superalloys & High Performance Materials course part 4. This part of the course was taught by Dr Christopher Daniel at The University of Manchester in 2021.
Video 1 will recall the history of zirconium alloy development and explain the reasons behind trends for increasing or decreasing certain alloying additions.
Video 2 will describe the fabrication process for zirconium cladding tubes, including a description of the pilgering process.
Video 3 will explain how changes to the processing and annealing of zirconium materials can affect their in-reactor performance.
The live lecture includes poll questions and discussion for the "Introduction to Zr Alloys for Nuclear Applications" topic and was recorded on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
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