Key Emerging Issues and Recent Progress Relating to Structural Materials Degradation

(LCC10 AR)
This Report discusses the PWR/VVER highlights from the latest of these conferences, namely the 16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems-Water Reactors, that was held in Ashville, NC in August 2013. The corresponding BWR highlights were presented in one of the LCC9 Reports last year. Over 150 papers were published at this conference and covered diverse topics touching on specific degradation modes in various alloys. Additionally, journal articles appearing on the same subjects in the technical literature in the last two years are also reviewed.