Metallurgy and Properties of Zr Alloys for Nuclear Applications

8th international training session by logo-INSTN and logo-CEA



  • Dates: June 12 – 16, 2017
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Registration deadline: May 25th, 2017
  • Language: English
  • Prices:
    – General participant: 2570 €
    – Student: 1800 €
    Includes attendance to classes and visits, lunches and any travelling on site.
  • Course location: Classes are held in France, at INSTN – CEA/Saclay (20 km South of Paris).
  • Registration contact:
    Nadia Nowacki
    Tel: +33 169 083 092




  • Scientists, engineers and technicians in charge of fabrication, characterization, application and safety evaluations of Zr based components for nuclear purposes.
  • Students carrying out specialized studies on materials science and nuclear engineering.

To train qualified engineers, scientists and PhD students by giving a general view of Zr alloys from the processing to in service properties including safety concerns:

  • By highlighting the main processing parameters affecting the as-received material properties.
  • By providing a comprehensive approach on the relationship between the microstructure evolution and the physico-chemical and mechanical properties:
    1. Under irradiation
    2. During corrosion, oxidation and hydriding in light water reactors environment
    3. Under accidental scenarios
  • By giving reactor feedback and next future trends.

Presentations will focus on Zr alloys used in PWRs.
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