Material properties of the F82H melted in an electric arc furnace

Hideo Sakasegawa, Hiroyasu Tanigawa, Sho Kano, Hiroaki Abe

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Fusion DEMO reactor requires over 11,000 tons of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel. It is necessary to develop the manufacturing technology for fabricating such large-scale steel with appropriate mechanical properties. In this work, we focused fundamental mechanical properties and microstructures of F82H-BA12 heat which was melted using a 20 tons electric arc furnace followed by electroslag remelting process. Its raw material of iron was blast furnace iron, because the production volume of electrolytic iron which has been used in former heats, is limited. After melting and forging, this F82H-BA12 heat was heat-treated in four different conditions to consider their fluctuations and to optimize them, and tensile and Charpy impact tests were then performed. The result of these mechanical properties were comparable to those of former F82H heats less than 5 tons which were melted applying vacuum induction melting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2068-2071
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


  • Electric arc furnace
  • Fusion DEMO reactor
  • Mechanical property
  • Microstructure
  • Reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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