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Datafication of material mechanisms in nuclear environment

  • Reich, René Herbert; 129403;
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Oct 23, 2020
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Master's Thesis Abstract: Material selection relies on the information of feasible materials, especially in nuclear applications, where material tests are complex and require special attention to safety. A more profound material selection decision one can make with the increasing availability of the information. Peer-reviewed scientific articles present a vital source with high quality. This thesis studies the possibilities of information extraction and information summarization of the properties of metallic alloys. The following challenges for this purpose were identified: Fully automated information extraction by machine learning algorithms will become possible with the creation of materials science related corpus for natural language processing. Also, an automated plot digitizer would excavate enormous amounts of material data. With the increasing size of the database, its clarity decreases. So, the contained information should be summarized comprehensibly. The approach presented in this thesis is a material mechanism map. Based on the idea of Ashby maps, material mechanism maps visualize areas of material property changes under specific environmental conditions. As an example, a material mechanism map for the austenitic steel SS316, serving as nuclear fuel-cladding material, was computed. The map contains information about material hardening, recovery, irradiation embrittlement, swelling, creep, and precipitation formation depending on the irradiation dose and the homologous temperature. / status: Published online

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