Korean J. Met. Mater.
2019;57(1):51-59. Published online 2018 Dec 14
Three 304L austenitic stainless steel feedwater heater (FWH) tubes used in pressurized water reactors (PWRs) were investigated in this study. By comparing metallurgical differences, such as microstructural features, micro-hardness, and circumferential residual stress of the failed and non-failed FWH tubes by stress corrosion cracking (SCC), factors which could affect SCC..... More