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1

Neutron-induced helium implantation in GCFR cladding  

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The neutron-induced implantation of helium atoms on the exterior surfaces of the cladding of a prototypic gas-cooled fast reactor (GCFR) has been investigated analytically. A flux of recoil helium particles as high as 4.2 x 10/sup 10/ He/cm/sup 2/.s at the cladding surface has been calculated at the peak power location in the core of a 300-MWe GCFR. The calculated profile of the helium implantation rates indicates that although some helium is implanted as deep as 20 ..mu..m, more than 99% of helium particles are implanted in the first 2-..mu..m-deep layer below the cladding surface. Therefore, the implanted helium particles should mainly affect surface properties of the GCFR cladding.

Yamada, H.; Poeppel, R. B.; Sevy, R. H.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Irradiation-Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless  

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Friction-Induced Fluid Heating in Nanoscale Helium Flows  

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We investigate the mechanism of friction-induced fluid heating in nanoconfinements. Molecular dynamics simulations are used to study the temperature variations of liquid helium in nanoscale Poiseuille flows. It is found that the fluid heating is dominated by different sources of friction as the external driving force is changed. For small external force, the fluid heating is mainly caused by the internal viscous friction in the fluid. When the external force is large and causes fluid slip at the surfaces of channel walls, the friction at the fluid-solid interface dominates over the internal friction in the fluid and is the major contribution to fluid heating. An asymmetric temperature gradient in the fluid is developed in the case of nonidentical walls and the general temperature gradient may change sign as the dominant heating factor changes from internal to interfacial friction with increasing external force.

Li Zhigang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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On the physics of moisture-induced cracking in metal-glass ,,copper-silica... interfaces  

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September 2007 Environmentally dependent subcritical crack growth, or stress-corrosion cracking, along on the moisture content in gaseous environments. Water and several organic liquids, namely n-butanol, methanol, additionally, subcritical crack growth17 and cyclically induced fracture18 at or near these interfaces when

Ritchie, Robert

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Modeling of interaction between corrosion-induced concrete cover crack and steel corrosion rate.  

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??Chloride-induced corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete may cause severe damage to RC structures. Longitudinal cover cracks may form during the rust expansion process. Currently,… (more)

Cao, Chong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxide-Induced Crack Closure: An Explanation for Near-Threshold Corrosion Fatigue Crack  

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generally classified in terms of hydrogen embrittlement or active path corrosion (i.e. metal dissolution hydrogen gas atmospheres in ultrahigh strength steels which are prone to hydrogen embrittlement.4,6To environments (such as air or water), compared to dry environments (such as hydrogen or helium gas), due

Ritchie, Robert

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Application of a Microwave-Induced Helium Plasma Detector at Atmospheric Pressure for Gas Chromatographic Capillary Columns  

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......microwave-induced plasma emission detector...microwave- induced plasma that operates at atmospheric pressure using helium...to within 1 cm of the plasma discharge. The quartz...Raytheon PGM-10X2 2450 MHz microwave power supply......

Stanley P. Wasik; Frederick P. Schwarz

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of resistance to hydrogen induced cracking in electric resistance welded pipes fabricated with slit coils  

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The optimization of electric resistance welding (ERW) conditions was studied to improve the resistance to hydrogen induced cracking (HIC) at ... Furthermore, for a satisfactory level of HIC resistance, the fracti...

Hyun Uk Hong; Jong Bong Lee; Ho Jin Choi

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron-induced dpa, transmutations, gas production, and helium embrittlement of fusion materials  

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In a fusion reactor materials will be subjected to significant fluxes of high-energy neutrons. As well as causing radiation damage, the neutrons also initiate nuclear reactions leading to changes in the chemical composition of materials (transmutation). Many of these reactions produce gases, particularly helium, which cause additional swelling and embrittlement of materials. This paper investigates, using a combination of neutron-transport and inventory calculations, the variation in displacements per atom (dpa) and helium production levels as a function of position within the high flux regions of a recent conceptual model for the "next-step" fusion device DEMO. Subsequently, the gas production rates are used to provide revised estimates, based on new density-functional-theory results, for the critical component lifetimes associated with the helium-induced grain-boundary embrittlement of materials. The revised estimates give more optimistic projections for the lifetimes of materials in a fusion power plant co...

Gilbert, M R; Nguyen-Manh, D; Zheng, S; Packer, L W; Sublet, J -Ch

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the ASR Induced Strains and Cracking of Reinforced Concrete Beams  

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). ...................................................................................................... 14 Figure 1-4: Crack pattern observed in C-Beam specimen subjected to cracking due to ASR/DEF effects (Mander et al. 2012). .............................................. 16 Figure 1-5: Reinforcing steel strain from strain gauges by Mander et al... steel strains show substantial evidence of dilation due to ASR effects. This is also verified using post-test petrographic analysis. Results show that much of the ASR-induced damage is concentrated in the concrete cover, while the reinforcing cage...

Zhang, Li

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack propagation in Hastelloy X  

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The fatigue and creep crack growth rates of Hastelloy X were examined both in air and impure helium. Creep crack growth rate is higher in air and impure helium at 650/sup 0/C. Initial creep crack growth from the original sharp fatigue crack is by an intergranular mode of fracture. As the cracking accelerates at higher stress intensities, growth is by a mixed mode of both intergranular and transgranular fracture. Fatigue crack growth rate increases with increasing temperature and decreasing frequency for the range of stress intensities reported in the literature and is lower in impure helium than in air.

Weerasooriya, T.; Strizak, J.P.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack propagation induced heating in crystalline energetic materials W. Holmes,a)  

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Crack propagation induced heating in crystalline energetic materials W. Holmes,a) R. S. Francis of the heating of molecular vibrations and the possible initiation of chemical reaction from heat dissipated that vibrational temperatures can reach 800 K in 55 ps and exceed 550 K for 1 ns after the initial heating

Fayer, Michael D.

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Strain energy density: Distance criterion for the initiation of hydrogen-induced cracking of Alloy X-750  

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A criterion for initiation of subcritical crack growth at blunt notches and sharp defects was developed and applied to hydrogen- induced cracking of the Ni-base superalloy X-750. Onset of crack growth is shown to occur when a critical strain energy density is attained at a distance from the notch and crack tips characteristic of the microstructure along the prospective crack path. Rising load crack growth initiation data were obtained using homogeneous hydrogen precharged notched and fatigue precracked bend specimens. Notch root radius, grain size and hydrogen concentration were varied. Crack growth initiation loads were dependent on both notch root radius and bulk precharged hydrogen concentration. These data were shown to be correlated using a critical strain energy at-a-distance (SEDAD) criterion. Furthermore, an elastic-plastic analysis of the strain energy distributions showed that the critical strain energy density value is attained at one grain diameter from the notch and fatigue precrack tips. Mechanical and microstructural aspects of crack growth process and relevance to hydrogen-induced cracking are discussed.

Hall, M.M. Jr.; Symons, D.M.; Kearns, J.J.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed Helium Ion Beam Induced Deposition: A Means to High Growth Rates  

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The sub-nanometer beam of a helium ion microscope was used to study and optimize helium-ion beam induced deposition of PtC nanopillars with the (CH{sub 3}){sub 3}Pt(CPCH{sub 3}) precursor. The beam current, beam dwell time, precursor refresh time, and beam focus have been independently varied. Continuous beam exposure resulted in narrow but short pillars, while pulsed exposure resulted in thinner and higher ones. Furthermore, at short dwell times the deposition efficiency was very high, especially for a defocused beam. Efficiencies were measured up to 20 times the value for continuous exposure conditions. The interpretation of the experimental data was aided by a Monte Carlo simulation of the deposition. The results indicate that two regimes are operational in ion beam induced deposition (IBID). In the first one, the adsorbed precursor molecules originally present in the beam interaction region decompose. After the original precursor layer is consumed, further depletion is averted and growth continues by the supply of molecules via adsorption and surface diffusion. Depletion around the beam impact site can be distinguished from depletion on the flanges of the growing pillars. The Monte Carlo simulations for low precursor surface coverage reproduce measured growth rates, but predict considerably narrower pillars, especially at short dwell times. Both the experiments and the simulations show that the pillar width rapidly increases with increasing beam diameter. Optimal writing strategy, good beam focusing, and rapid beam positioning are needed for efficient and precise fabrication of extended and complex nanostructures by He-IBID.

Alkemade, Paul F. A. [Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Miro, Hozanna [Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Van Veldhoven, Emile [TNO Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory; Maas, Diederick [TNO Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory; Smith, Daryl [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Rack, P. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An improved approach for hydrogen analysis in metal samples using single laser-induced gas plasma and target plasma at helium atmospheric pressure  

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We report in this paper the results of an experimental study on hydrogen analysis of solid samples in high pressure helium ambient gas employing the basic scheme of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)....

S.N. Abdulmadjid; M.M. Suliyanti; K.H. Kurniawan; T.J. Lie; M. Pardede…

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative study of laser-induced plasma emission of hydrogen from zircaloy-2 samples in atmospheric and low pressure ambient helium gas  

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An experimental study has been performed to demonstrate the advantage of employing ambient helium gas in the spectral quality improvement of hydrogen emission in laser-induced plasma from zircaloy-2 samples at...

M. Pardede; R. Hedwig; M.M. Suliyanti; Z.S. Lie; T.J. Lie…

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium solubility in SON68 nuclear waste glass  

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Helium behavior in a sodium borosilicate glass (SON68) dedicated to the immobilization of high-level nuclear waste is examined. Two experimental approaches on nonradioactive glass specimens are implemented: pressurized helium infusion experiments and {sup 3}He ion implantation experiments. The temperature variation of helium solubility in SON68 glass was determined and analyzed with the harmonic oscillator model to determine values of the energy of interaction E(0) at the host sites (about -4000 J/mol), the vibration frequency (about 1.7 x 10{sup 11} s{sup -1}), and the density of solubility sites (2.2 x 10{sup 21} sites cm{sup -3}). The implantation experiments show that a non diffusive transport phenomenon (i.e., athermal diffusion) is involved in the material when the helium concentration exceeds 2.3 x 10{sup 21} He cm{sup -3}, and thus probably as soon as it exceeds the density of solubility sites accessible to helium in the glass. We propose that this transport mechanism could be associated with the relaxation of the stress gradient induced by the implanted helium profile, which is favored by the glass damage. Microstructural characterization by TEM and ESEM of glass specimens implanted with high helium concentrations showed a homogeneous microstructure free of bubbles, pores, or cracking at a scale of 10 nm. (authors)

Fares, Toby; Peuget, Sylvain; Bouty, Olivier; Broudic, Veronique; Maugeri, Emilio; Bes, Rene; Jegou, Christophe [CEA, DEN, DTCD SECM LMPA, F-30207 Marcoule, Bagnols Sur Cez, (France); Chamssedine, Fadel; Sauvage, Thierry [CNRS, CEMHTI, F-245071 Orleans, (France); Deschanels, Xavier [LNAR, Marcoule Inst Separat Chem, F-30207 Bagnols Sur Ceze, (France)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Detection of Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation for Nonmetal Determinations with a Helium Microwave-Induced Plasma  

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A study of the determination of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids (F, Cl, Br, I, S, P, Se, As, Sb, and Pb) in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral region with a kilowatt-plus helium...

Alvarado, Jorge; Carnahan, Jon W

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of lead induced stress corrosion cracking of alloy 690 in high temperature  

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Slow strain rate tests (SSRT) were conducted on alloy 690 in various lead chloride solutions and metal lead added to 100 ppm chloride solution at 288 C. The corrosion potential (rest potential) for the alloy was measured with SSRT tests. The cracking was observed by metallographic examination and electron probe micro analyzer. Also, the corrosion behavior of the alloy was evaluated by anodic polarized measurement at 30 C. Resulting from the tests, cracking was characterized by cracking behavior, crack length and crack growth rate, and lead effects on cracking. The cracking was mainly intergranular in mode, approximately from 60 um to 450 um in crack length, and approximately 10{sup {minus}6} to 10{sup {minus}7} mmS-1 in crack velocity. The cracking was evaluated through the variation the corrosion potential in potential-time and lead behavior during SSRTs. The lead effect in corrosion was evaluated through active to passive transition behavior in anodic polarized curves. The corrosion reactions in the cracking region were confirmed by electron probe microanalysis. Alloy 690 is used for steam generation tubes in pressurized water reactors.

Chung, K.K. [Korea Inst. of Nuclear Safety, Taejon (Korea, Republic of); Lim, J.K. [Chonbuk National Univ., Chonju (Korea, Republic of); Watanabe, Yutaka; Shoji, Tetsuo [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Research Inst. for Fracture Technology

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of disorder on temporal fluctuations in drying-induced cracking  

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We investigate by means of computer simulations the effect of structural disorder on the statistics of cracking for a thin layer of material under uniform and isotropic drying. For this purpose, the layer is discretized into a triangular lattice of springs with a slightly randomized arrangement. The drying process is captured by reducing the natural length of all springs by the same factor, and the amount of quenched disorder is controlled by varying the width ? of the distribution of the random breaking thresholds for the springs. Once a spring breaks, the redistribution of the load may trigger an avalanche of breaks, not necessarily as part of the same crack. Our computer simulations revealed that the system exhibits a phase transition with the amount of disorder as control parameter: at low disorders, the breaking process is dominated by a macroscopic crack at the beginning, and the size distribution of the subsequent breaking avalanches shows an exponential form. At high disorders, the fracturing proceeds in small-sized avalanches with an exponential distribution, generating a large number of microcracks, which eventually merge and break the layer. Between both phases, a sharp transition occurs at a critical amount of disorder ?c=0.40±0.01, where the avalanche size distribution becomes a power law with exponent ?=2.6±0.08, in agreement with the mean-field value ?=5/2 of the fiber bundle model. Moreover, good quality data collapses from the finite-size scaling analysis show that the average value of the largest burst ??max? can be identified as the order parameter, with ?/?=1.4 and 1/??1.0, and that the average ratio ?m2/m1? of the second m2 and first moments m1 of the avalanche size distribution shows similar behavior to the susceptibility of a continuous transition, with ?/?=1, 1/??0.9. These results suggest that the disorder-induced transition of the breakup of thin layers is analogous to a continuous phase transition.

Gabriel Villalobos; Ferenc Kun; José D. Muñoz

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying and Understanding Environment-Induced Crack propagation Behavior in Ni-based Superalloy INCONEL 617  

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The nickel-based superalloy INCONEL 617 is a candidate material for heat exchanger applications in the next-generation nuclear plant (NGNP) system. This project will study the crack propagation process of alloy 617 at temperatures of 650°C-950°C in air under static/cyclic loading conditions. The goal is to identify the environmental and mechanical damage components and to understand in-depth the failure mechanism. Researchers will measure the fatigue crack propagation (FCP) rate (da/dn) under cyclic and hold-time fatigue conditions, and sustained crack growth rates (da/dt) at elevated temperatures. The independent FCP process will be identified and the rate-controlled sustained loading crack process will be correlated with the thermal activation equation to estimate the oxygen thermal activation energy. The FCP-dependent model indicates that if the sustained loading crack growth rate, da/dt, can be correlated with the FCP rate, da/dn, at the full time dependent stage, researchers can confirm stress-accelerated grain-boundary oxygen embrittlement (SAGBOE) as a predominate effect. Following the crack propagation tests, the research team will examine the fracture surface of materials in various cracking stages using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an optical microscope. In particular, the microstructure of the crack tip region will be analyzed in depth using high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy loss spectrum (EELS) mapping techniques to identify oxygen penetration along the grain boundary and to examine the diffused oxygen distribution profile around the crack tip. The cracked sample will be prepared by focused ion beam nanofabrication technology, allowing researchers to accurately fabricate the TEM samples from the crack tip while minimizing artifacts. Researchers will use these microscopic and spectroscopic results to interpret the crack propagation process, as well as distinguish and understand the environment or SAGBOE damage process under hold-time fatigue and sustained loading conditions

Longzhou Ma

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of reinforcement corrosion using corrosion induced cracks width in corroded reinforced concrete beams  

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This paper studies the evolution of reinforcement corrosion in comparison to corrosion crack width in a highly corroded reinforced concrete beam. Cracking and corrosion maps of the beam were drawn and steel reinforcement was recovered from the beam to observe the corrosion pattern and to measure the loss of mass of steel reinforcement. Maximum steel cross-section loss of the main reinforcement and average steel cross-section loss between stirrups were plotted against the crack width. The experimental results were compared with existing models proposed by Rodriguez et al., Vidal et al. and Zhang et al. Time prediction models for a given opening threshold are also compared to experimental results. Steel cross-section loss for stirrups was also measured and was plotted against the crack width. It was observed that steel cross-section loss in the stirrups had no relationship with the crack width of longitudinal corrosion cracks. -- Highlights: •Relationship between crack and corrosion of reinforcement was investigated. •Corrosion results of natural process and then corresponds to in-situ conditions. •Comparison with time predicting model is provided. •Prediction of load-bearing capacity from crack pattern was studied.

Khan, Inamullah; François, Raoul [Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse (France)] [Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions), 135, Avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Castel, Arnaud [Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia)] [Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete cover cracking with reinforcement corrosion of RC beam during chloride-induced corrosion process  

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This paper deals with the evolution of the corrosion pattern based on two beams corroded by 14 years (beam B1CL1) and 23 years (beam B2CL1) of conservation in a chloride environment. The experimental results indicate that, at the cracking initiation stage and the first stage of cracking propagation, localized corrosion due to chloride ingress is the predominant corrosion pattern and pitting corrosion is the main factor that influences the cracking process. As corrosion cracking increases, general corrosion develops rapidly and gradually becomes predominant in the second stage of cracking propagation. A comparison between existing models and experimental results illustrates that, although Vidal et al.'s model can better predict the reinforcement corrosion of beam B1CL1 under localized corrosion, it cannot predict the corrosion of beam B2CL1 under general corrosion. Also, Rodriguez's model, derived from the general corrosion due to electrically accelerated corrosion experiments, cannot match natural chloride corrosion irrespective of whether corrosion is localized or general. Thus, for natural general corrosion in the second stage of cracking propagation, a new model based on the parameter of average steel cross-section loss is put forward to predict steel corrosion from corrosion cracking.

Zhang Ruijin, E-mail: rjzhang@mail.neu.edu.c [Modern Design and Analysis Research Institute, Northeastern University, Shenyang (China); Castel, Arnaud; Francois, Raoul [LMDC - Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions, Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Toulouse (France)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A displacement-based method for predicting plasticity-induced fatigue crack closure  

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A numerical method for predicting closure and its effects on thermomechanical crack growth has been developed. A finite element model, using linear-elastic fracture mechanics shape functions, is employed to predict crack tip displacements. The effective changes in stress intensity, and therefore crack growth, are obtained from the minimum and maximum crack tip displacement predictions. When a flaw is loaded in Mode 1, a ligament of material ahead of the flaw yields, and a maximum crack tip displacement is computed. Upon unloading, plastically deformed material from prior plastic zones acts to limit the minimum displacements of the crack tip. The material is modeled as elastic-perfectly plastic. The yield strength of the material is varied based on the degree of constraint. The upper limit of constraint is a plane strain condition while the lowest constraint is a plane stress condition. The level of constraint is predicted by relating the stress intensity to the thickness of the component. Temperatures also affect yield strength, along with stiffness, and can cause the plastic zone to expand due to creep. During variable-amplitude loadings, and/or temperature changes, the irregular shape of the wake can be accommodated with this numerical procedure. The method has proven to accurately account for load interaction effects such as delayed retardation, crack arrest, initial accelerations following overloads, and the transient growth and stabilization of closure level with number of overloads.

Pawlik, M.E.; Saff, C.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of thickness on plasticity-induced fatigue crack closure: Analysis and experiment  

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The crack-opening stress was measured using a strain gage technique on 7050 aluminum alloy, under constant amplitude and repeated overload. The behavior of crack-opening stress predicted by Newman's FASTRAN-II is consistent with the experimental results for repeated overload. It is also found that the FASTRAN-II program is capable of predicting crack growth on the 7050-T76 aluminum plate and 7050-T76 aluminum plate and 7050-T7452 aluminum hand forging under complex simulated flight loading which contains a significant number of compression cycles.

Hsu, C.; Chan, K.K.; Yu, J.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Cascade-Induced Ballistic Helium Resolutioning from Bubbles in Iron  

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Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to assess the ability of atomic displacement cascades to eject helium from small bubbles in iron. This study of the ballistic resolutioning mechanism employed a recently-developed Fe-He interatomic potential in concert with an iron potential developed by Ackland and co-workers. The primary variables examined were: irradiation temperature (100 and 600K), cascade energy (5 and 20 keV), bubble radius (0.5 and 1.0 nm), and He-to-vacancy ratio in the bubble (0.25, 0.5 and 1.0). Systematic trends were observed for each of these variables. For example, ballistic resolutioning leads to a greater number of helium atoms being displaced from larger bubbles and from bubbles that have a higher He/vacancy ratio (bubble pressure). He resolutioning was reduced at 600K relative to 100K, and for 20 keV cascades relative to 5 keV cascades. Overall, the results indicate a modest level of He removal by ballistic resolutioning. The results can be used to provide guidance in selection of a resolution parameter that can be employed in cluster dynamics models to predict the bubble size distribution that evolves under irradiation.

Stoller, Roger E [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen-induced cracking along the fusion boundary of dissimilar metal welds  

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Presented here are the results from a series of experiments in which dissimilar metals welds were made using the gas tungsten arc welding process with pure argon or argon-6% hydrogen shielding gas. The objective was to determine if cracking near the fusion boundary of dissimilar metal welds could be caused by hydrogen absorbed during welding and to characterize the microstructures in which cracking occurred. Welds consisted of ER308 and ER309LSi austenitic stainless steel and ERNiCr-3-nickel-based filler metals deposited on A36 steel base metal. Cracking was observed in welds made with all three filler metals. A ferrofluid color metallography technique revealed that cracking was confined to regions in the weld metal containing martensite. Microhardness indentations indicated that martensitic regions in which cracking occurred had hardness values from 400 to 550 HV. Cracks did not extend into bulk weld metal with hardness less than 350 HV. Martensite formed near the fusion boundary in all three filler metals due to regions of locally increased base metal dilution.

Rowe, M.D.; Nelson, T.W.; Lippold, J.C. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A micromechanical approach of crack-induced damage in orthotropic media : application to a  

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with experimental data available for a ceramic matrix composite (unidirectional SiC-SiC). Key words: Homogenization; Eshelby tensor; Anisotropy; Damage; Brittle materials; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Micromechanics; Cracks matrix composite Vincent MONCHIET a , Cosmin GRUESCU b , Oana CAZACU c , Djimedo KONDO d, a

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Scaling laws, transient times and shell effects in helium induced nuclear fission  

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Fission excitation functions of He-3 and He-4 induced compound nuclei are shown to scale exactly according to the Bohr-Wheeler transition state prediction once the shell effects are accounted for. The presented method furthermore allows one to model-independently extract values for the shell effects which are in good agreement to those obtained from liquid-drop model calculations. The fact that no deviations from the transition state method have been observed within the experimentally investigated excitation energy regime allows one to assign an upper limit for the transient time of 10 zs.

Th. Rubehn; K. X. Jing; L. G. Moretto; L. Phair; K. Tso; G. J. Wozniak

1996-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon transfer induced by collisional excitation of helium muonide He?+ after muon catalyzed fusionafter muon catalyzed fusion  

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Possibility of negative muon transfer from helium muonide He?+...to T /or D/ through collisional excitation after muon catalyzed fusion has been pointed out. The...+...in the medium of tritium or deuterium. It is...

K. Yoshihara; T. Sekine

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EVALUATION OF HYDROGEN INDUCED CRACKING SUSCEPTIBILITY OF TITANIUM ALLOYS IN US HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY ENVIRONMENTS  

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This paper evaluates hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) susceptibility of titanium alloys in environments anticipated in the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository with particular emphasis on the. effect of the oxide passive film on the hydrogen absorption process of titanium alloys being evaluated. The titanium alloys considered in this review include Ti 2, 5 , 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 24 and 29. In general, the concentration of hydrogen in a titanium alloy can increase due to absorption of atomic hydrogen produced from passive general corrosion of that alloy or galvanic coupling of it to a less noble metal. It is concluded that under the exposure conditions anticipated in the Yucca Mountain repository, the HIC of titanium drip shield will not occur because there will not be sufficient hydrogen in the metal even after 10,000 years of emplacement. Due to the conservatisms adopted in the current evaluation, this assessment is considered very conservative.

G. De; K. Mon; G. Gordon; D. Shoesmith; F. Hua

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of Subcritical Crack Growth and Stress-Induced Transformation Toughening of 3Y-TZP.  

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?? The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subcritical crack growth parameters (SCG) through constant stress-rate testing and the critical time to transformation… (more)

Rigby, Brent Lee

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cracking knuckles  

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Cracking knuckles Cracking knuckles Name: Renee Knuckles Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Does cracking your joints especially the knuckles cause arthritis? What are some of the results of doing so? Replies: Cracking knuckles has NEVER been associated with causing arthritis. This concept is as wrong as saying weight lifting makes you short, or playing basketball makes you tall. The "popping" of the knuckles results from forcing joint fluid to very rapidly pass from one side of the joint to the other, where the "sides" are partitioned off by the main bones of the joint. Let me rephrase that: a joint is an area where two or more separate and distinct bones meet. The joint fluid provides a cushioning between the joints so that they don't grate into each other. Cracking your knuckles forces the joint fluid from one part of the joint to another, and the popping sound is just the result of the high pressured rushing of fluid.

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Fatigue and Creep Crack Propagation behaviour of Alloy 617 in the Annealed and Aged Conditions  

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The crack propagation behaviour of Alloy 617 was studied under various conditions. Elevated temperature fatigue and creep-fatigue crack growth experiments were conducted at 650 and 800 degrees C under constant stress intensity (triangle K) conditions and triangular or trapezoidal waveforms at various frequencies on as-received, aged, and carburized material. Environmental conditions included both laboratory air and characteristic VHTR impure helium. As-received Alloy 617 displayed an increase in the crack growth rate (da/dN) as the frequency was decreased in air which indicated a time-dependent contribution component in fatigue crack propagation. Material aged at 650°C did not display any influence on the fatigue crack growth rates nor the increasing trend of crack growth rate with decreasing frequency even though significant microstructural evolution, including y’ (Ni3Al) after short times, occurred during aging. In contrast, carburized Alloy 617 showed an increase in crack growth rates at all frequencies tested compared to the material in the standard annealed condition. Crack growth studies under quasi-constant K (i.e. creep) conditions were also completed at 650 degrees C and a stress intensity of K = 40 MPa9 (square root)m. The results indicate that crack growth is primarily intergranular and increased creep crack growth rates exist in the impure helium environment when compared to the results in laboratory air. Furthermore, the propagation rates (da/dt) continually increased for the duration of the creep crack growth either due to material aging or evolution of a crack tip creep zone. Finally, fatigue crack propagation tests at 800 degrees C on annealed Alloy 617 indicated that crack propagation rates were higher in air than impure helium at the largest frequencies and lowest stress intensities. The rates in helium, however, eventually surpass the rates in air as the frequency is reduced and the stress intensity is decreased which was not observed at 650 degrees C.

Julian K. Benz; Richard N. Wright

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium Ion Microscope | EMSL  

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other characterization capabilities. User Portal Name: Helium Ion Microscope Instrument ID: 34104 Availability: 10 hours a day, 5 days a week Facility: Quiet Wing Quick Specs...

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Creep properties of Hastelloy-X in impure helium environments  

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In impure helium environments, Hastelloy-X is susceptible to carburization and oxidation. These effects are investigated separately, and are related to the creep behavior of the alloy. Experiments were carried out at 900/sup 0/C in both helium and air. Carburization resulted in a slight increase of the creep strength up to the onset of the tertial creep. Suppression of the creep crack growth by oxidation was confirmed using notched plate specimens of Inconel alloy 600 and Hastelloy-X. Although the difference of creep strength in air and in helium was very small and considered to be inclusive in the usual scatter, a pessimistic ratio of rupture stress in helium to that in air was estimated to be 0.9.

Nakanishi, T.; Kawakami, H.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion in cracks of PBX 9501  

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Recent experiments involving the combustion of PBX 9501 explosive under confined conditions reveal the importance of crack and flaws in reaction violence. Experiments on room temperature confined disks of pristine and thermally damaged PBX 9501 reveal that crack ignition depends on hot gases entering existing or pressure induced cracks rather than on energy release at the crack tip. PBX 9501 slot combustion experiments show that the reaction propagation rate in the slot does not depend on the external pressure. We have observed 1500 d s in long slots of highly-confined PBX 9501. We present experiments that examine the combustion of mechanically and thermally damaged samples of PBX 9501.

Berghout, H. L. (Henry L.); Son, S. F. (Steven F.); Bolme, C. A. (Cynthia A.); Hill, L. G. (Larry G.); Asay, B. W. (Blaine W.); Dickson, P. M. (Peter M.); Henson, B. F. (Bryan F.); Smilowitz, L. B. (Laura B.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Embrittlement of VHTR Structural Alloys in Impure Helium Environments  

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The helium coolant in high-temperature reactors inevitably contains low levels of impurities during steady-state operation, primarily consisting of small amounts of H{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O, CH{sub 4}, CO, CO{sub 2}, and N{sub 2} from a variety of sources in the reactor circuit. These impurities are problematic because they can cause significant long-term corrosion in the structural alloys used in the heat exchangers at elevated temperatures. Currently, the primary candidate materials for intermediate heat exchangers are Alloy 617, Haynes 230, Alloy 800H, and Hastelloy X. This project will evaluate the role of impurities in helium coolant on the stress-assisted grain boundary oxidation and creep crack growth in candidate alloys at elevated temperatures. The project team will: • Evaluate stress-assisted grain boundary oxidation and creep crack initiation and crack growth in the temperature range of 500-850°C in a prototypical helium environment. • Evaluate the effects of oxygen partial pressure on stress-assisted grain boundary oxidation and creep crack growth in impure helium at 500°C, 700°C, and 850°C respectively. • Characterize the microstructure of candidate alloys after long-term exposure to an impure helium environment in order to understand the correlation between stress-assisted grain boundary oxidation, creep crack growth, material composition, and impurities in the helium coolant. • Evaluate grain boundary engineering as a method to mitigate stress-assisted grain boundary oxidation and creep crack growth of candidate alloys in impure helium. The maximum primary helium coolant temperature in the high-temperature reactor is expected to be 850-1,000°C.Corrosion may involve oxidation, carburization, or decarburization mechanisms depending on the temperature, oxygen partial pressure, carbon activity, and alloy composition. These corrosion reactions can substantially affect long-term mechanical properties such as crack- growth rate and fracture toughness, creep rupture, and fatigue. Although there are some studies on the effects of impurities in helium coolant on creep rupture and fatigue strength, very little is known about their effects on creep crack initiation and crack growth rate at elevated temperatures.

Crone, Wendy; Cao, Guoping; Sridhara, Kumar

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress corrosion cracking of power boiler drums  

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This paper deals with the study, analysis and technical diagnosis fundamentals concerning damage induced by stress corrosion cracking. The main repair and safe operation methods for power boiler drums are described; this work being based on plant experience.

Alecsandru Pavel; Alexandru Pelle; Alexandru Epure; Cornel Radulescu; Petric? Baciu; Alexandru Bogdan; Mihai Stefanescu

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure the Crack Instead of Construction Vibrations by Charles H. Dowding, Ph.D., P.E.  

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Measure the Crack Instead of Construction Vibrations by Charles H. Dowding, Ph.D., P.E. Figure 1 to address fears of vibration-induced cracking by directly measuring crack response. Relatively inexpensive. HOUSE AND CRACK RESPONSE TO VIBRATIONS Crack measurement concepts are illustrated by the response

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The Helium Question  

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...1976 1977 1978 (%) Kansas 55.34 51.58 48...U.S. naturai gas production, except from Alaska...Cryogenic transmis-sion of electricity, already technically...are so inefficient or site-dependent. Superconductivity...to supplement its own production with heli-um purchased...

Earl Cook

1979-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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MICRO-METER MEASUREMENT OF CRACKS TO COMPARE BLAST AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS.  

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to development of a new approach to vibration monitoring called autonomous crack measurement (ACM vibration time histories. Measurements reported herein show that weather- induced response of cracksMICRO-METER MEASUREMENT OF CRACKS TO COMPARE BLAST AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS. Charles H Dowding

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Helium dilution refrigeration system  

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A helium dilution refrigeration system operable over a limited time period, and recyclable for a next period of operation. The refrigeration system is compact with a self-contained pumping system and heaters for operation of the system. A mixing chamber contains .sup.3 He and .sup.4 He liquids which are precooled by a coupled container containing .sup.3 He liquid, enabling the phase separation of a .sup.3 He rich liquid phase from a dilute .sup.3 He-.sup.4 He liquid phase which leads to the final stage of a dilution cooling process for obtaining low temperatures. The mixing chamber and a still are coupled by a fluid line and are maintained at substantially the same level with the still cross sectional area being smaller than that of the mixing chamber. This configuration provides maximum cooling power and efficiency by the cooling period ending when the .sup.3 He liquid is depleted from the mixing chamber with the mixing chamber nearly empty of liquid helium, thus avoiding unnecessary and inefficient cooling of a large amount of the dilute .sup.3 He-.sup.4 He liquid phase.

Roach, Patrick R. (Darien, IL); Gray, Kenneth E. (Naperville, IL)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elevated temperature crack propagation  

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This paper is a summary of two NASA contracts on high temperature fatigue crack propagation in metals. The first evaluated the ability of fairly simple nonlinear fracture parameters to correlate crack propagation. Hastelloy-X specimens were tested under isothermal and thermomechanical cycling at temperatures up to 980 degrees C (1800 degrees F). The most successful correlating parameter was the crack tip opening displacement derived from the J-integral. The second evaluated the ability of several path-independent integrals to correlate crack propagation behavior. Inconel 718 specimens were tested under isothermal, thermomechanical, temperature gradient, and creep conditions at temperatures up to 650 degrees C (1200 degrees F). The integrals formulated by Blackburn and by Kishimoto correlated the data reasonably well under all test conditions.

Orange, T.W.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue failure in thin-film polycrystalline silicon is due to subcritical cracking within the oxide layer  

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Fatigue failure in thin-film polycrystalline silicon is due to subcritical cracking within with stress-induced surface oxide thicken- ing and moisture-assisted subcritical cracking in the amor- phous

Ritchie, Robert

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Gas Chromatography—Microwave-Induced Plasma for the Determination of Halogenated Hydrocarbons  

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......microwave-induced plasma detector. The...generator (2450 MHz frequency) was...microwave-induced plasma in helium at atmospheric pressure as an...compounds with atmospheric pressure helium microwave induced plasma-atomic emission......

M.M. Abdillahi

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of cracking in steam generator feedwater piping in pressurized water reactor plants  

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Cracking in feedwater piping was detected near the inlet to steam generators in 15 pressurized water reactor plants. Sections with cracks from nine plants are examined with the objective of identifying the cracking mechanism and assessing various factors that might contribute to this cracking. Using transmission electron microscopy, fatigue striations are observed on replicas of cleaned crack surfaces. Calculations based on the observed striation spacings gave a cyclic stress value of 150 MPa (22 ksi) for one of the major cracks. The direction of crack propagation was invariably related to the piping surface and not to the piping axis. These two factors are consistent with the proposed concept of thermally induced, cyclic, tensile surface stresses and it is concluded that the overriding factor in the cracking problem was the presence of such undocumented cyclic loads.

Goldberg, A.; Streit, R.D.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack Fundamental Element (CFE) for Multi-scale Crack Classification  

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With the advance of sensor and information technology, high-resolution 2D image and 3D range data are available to support crack classification. However, crack classification still remains a challenge because sta...

Yuchun Huang; Yichang (James) Tsai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Viscosity of Liquid Helium  

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2 September 1935 research-article The Viscosity of Liquid Helium J. O. Wilhelm A. D. Misener A. R. Clark The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve...

1935-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roughening transition and helium crystals  

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Crystal shapes or crystal growth mechanisms depend drastically on whether the crystal surface is smooth or rough, i.e. whether the temperature is lower or higher than its roughening temperature. Helium appeared r...

S. Balibar; F. Gallet; E. Rolley; P. E. Wolf

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid helium cryo TEM | EMSL  

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cryo TEM Liquid helium cryo TEM The JEOL JEM-3000SFF was designed for high-resolution cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-EM) of biological samples and expands EMSL...

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Supercritical Helium Cooling of the LHC Beam Screens  

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The cold mass of the LHC superconducting magnets, operating in pressurised superfluid helium at 1.9 K, must be shielded from the dynamic heat loads induced by the circulating particle beams, by means of beam screens maintained at higher temperature. The beam screens are cooled between 5 and 20 K by forced flow of weakly supercritical helium, a solution which avoids two-phase flow in the long, narr ow cooling channels, but still presents a potential risk of thermohydraulic instabilities. This problem has been studied by theoretical modelling and experiments performed on a full-scale dedicated te st loop.

Hatchadourian, E; Tavian, L

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective Cracking Study: Summary Report  

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Cracking Study: First-level Report on Laboratory ShearStudy: Second-Level Analysis Report. Davis and Berkeley, CA:Cracking Study: First-level Report on HVS Testing on Section

Jones, David; Harvey, John T; Monismith, Carl L.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CIRCUMFERENTIAL MFL IN-LINE INSPECTION FOR CRACKS IN PIPELINES  

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Circumferential MFL is a new implementation of a widely used technology that has potential to provide improved detection and quantification of axially oriented defects such as cracks, seam weld defects, mechanical damage, and groove corrosion. This implementation works by orienting the magnetic field around the pipe rather that along the axis. By orienting the magnetic field around the pipe (the circumferential direction), the axial defects that were magnetically transparent can disrupt more of the magnetic field and can be more easily detected. Initial implementations of circumferential MFL have found that flux leakage from cracks at the interior of the pipe is small, and the signals from cracks are difficult to detect. The objective of this project is to improve detection of cracks by changing the implementation along with using data from overlapping and complementary inspection techniques. Two technology enhancements were investigated: Combining high- and low-magnetization technology for stress detection; and Combining axial and circumferential MFL methods. Although a method combining high- and low-magnetization technology showed promise for characterizing gouges cause by third party excavation equipment, its commercial development was not successful for two reasons. First, the stress diminishes the crack signal, while the opening of the crack increases the signal. The stress-induced changes in flux leakage around cracks were small and any critical information on the severity of cracks and crack-like defects is difficult to distinguish from changes caused by the crack opening and other inspection variables. Second, it is difficult to magnetize pipe material in the circumferential direction. A relatively low, non-uniform magnetization level produced by the circumferential magnetizer makes detection of changes due to stress extremely difficult. This project also examined combining axial and circumferential MFL to improve crack detection and distinguish cracks for axially oriented volumetric defects. While successful results are presented in this report, circumferential MFL can only detect larger cracks. Even with the field aligned properly, circumferential MFL technology has difficulty detecting cracks on the outside surface that have the potential to grow to failure. Circumferential MFL can be used to detect many corrosion, mechanical damage, and crack defects. However, the detection capabilities and sizing accuracies may not be sufficient for all pipeline threats. Inspection tools that use more sophisticated technologies for detecting and sizing defects may have better performance capabilities, but will likely be expensive to operate. Circumferential MFL will be useful in identifying locations for detailed testing. While performance enhancements may be limited, circumferential MFL inspections will be part of the inspection process for many decades.

J.B. Nestleroth

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin Film Cracking Modulated by Underlayer Creep by J. Liang, R. Huang, J.H. Prvost, and Z. Suo  

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: subcritical decohesion at the crack tip, and creep in the underlayer. In a thin-film microbridge over for the growth rate per temperature cycle of a channel crack in a brittle film, induced by ratcheting plasticThin Film Cracking Modulated by Underlayer Creep by J. Liang, R. Huang, J.H. Prévost, and Z. Suo

Huang, Rui

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Insights into Stress Corrosion Cracking Mechanisms from High-Resolution Measurements of Crack-Tip Structures and Compositions  

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The fundamental basis for mechanistic understanding and modeling of SCC remains in question for many systems. Specific mechanisms controlling SCC can vary with changes in alloy characteristics, applied/residual stress or environmental conditions. The local crack electrochemistry, crack-tip mechanics and material metallurgy are the main factors controlling crack growth. These localized properties are difficult or impossible to measure in active cracks. Nevertheless, it is essential to quantitatively interrogate these crack-tip conditions if mechanistic understanding is to be obtained. A major recent advance has been the ability to investigate SCC cracks and crack tips using high-resolution ATEM techniques. ATEM enables the characterization of SCC cracks including trapped tip solution chemistries, corrosion product/film compositions and structures, and elemental composition gradients and defect microstructures along the crack walls and at the crack tip. A wide variety of methods for imaging and analyses at resolutions down to the atomic level can be used to examine the crack and corrosion film characteristics. Surface films and reaction layers have been examined by cross-sectional TEM techniques, but little work had been conducted on environmentally induced internal cracks until that of Lewis and co-workers [1-3] and the current authors [4-17]. This capability combined with modern ATEM techniques has enabled exciting new insights into corrosion processes occurring at buried interfaces and is being used to identify mechanisms controlling IGSCC in boiling water reactor (BWR) and pressurized water reactor (PWR) components. The objective of this paper is to summarize certain results focused on IGSCC of Fe- base and Ni-base stainless alloys in high-temperature water environments. Representative crack-tip examples will be shown to illustrate specific aspects that are characteristic of SCC in the material/environment combinations. Differences and similarities in crack-tip structures- chemistries will be highlighted comparing Fe-base 316/304SS to Ni-base alloy 600/182 and for tests in oxidizing versus hydrogenated water environments.

Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Thomas, Larry E.

2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Ni-Base Alloys [Corrosion and  

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Significance of crack opening monitoring for determining the growth behavior of hydrofractures  

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A method for determining the size of a crack induced by hydraulic fracturing is presented. The procedure is based on the measurement of the crack opening displacement and the fracture mechanics approach. The proposed method has been tested by conducting laboratory small-scale hydraulic fracturing tests on a granite. It is shown from the preliminary tests that the method provides a reasonable prediction of experimentally observed crack sizes.

Hashida, Toshiyuki; Sato, Kazushi; Takahashi, Hideaki

1993-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress corrosion crack growth in porous sandstones.   

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Stress corrosion crack growth occurs when the chemical weakening of strained crack tip bonds facilitates crack propagation. I have examined the effect of chemical processes on the growth of a creack population by carrying out triaxial compression...

Ojala, Ira O

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Autonomous Remote Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Limestone  

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Autonomous Remote Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Limestone Quarry, Naples a limestone quarry. The object is to quantitatively compare crack re- sponse to blast-induced ground motion for construction and raw materials. For instance, neighbors of road aggregate quarries often perceive

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Creep rupture properties of Hastelloy-X and Incoloy-800H in a simulated HTGR helium environment containing high levels of moisture  

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Creep rupture tests on Incoloy-800H and Hastelloy-X have been carried out in a simulated steamcycle high-temperature gas-cooled reactor helium environment containing a high level of moisture. For the maximum test time of 16 000 h, the creep rupture behavior of Incoloy-800H in the helium environment was not significantly different from that in air. Hastelloy-X showed a slightly lower rupture life in helium in comparison with standard air tests. Surface cracks initiated at the grain boundaries penetrating surface and cavities formed at the grain boundary triple points have been identified as major fracture mechanisms in both environments. Oxidation was the only gas/metal interaction observed in the helium environment.

Lee, K.S.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Triplets of Helium  

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It is well known that the inversion of the helium triplets and their deviation from interval rule are due to the spin-other-orbit and to the magnetic spin-spin interactions (respectively), which may be neglected in comparison with the spin-orbit interaction in treating the spectra of heavy elements. The preliminary calculation of Heisenberg is compared with the correct calculation of Breit for the lowest triplet. The extension to higher triplets, by Araki, is simplified and generalized, and the comparison with experiment is discussed.

D. R. Inglis

1942-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closed cycle liquid helium refrigerators  

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We have developed closed cycle liquid helium refrigerators using a Joule Thomson circuit precooled by commercially available two staged Gifford Mac Mahon cryocoolers. The Joule Thomson counterflow heat exchangers are modular and have been thermo-hydraulically characterized. Fully automatic cool down and operation are achieved by two pneumatically driven by pass and expansion valves. Several apparatus have been built or are under assembly with cooling power ranging from 100 mW up to 5 Watt, for temperature ranging from 2.8 K up to 4.5 K. A trouble free operation with several warm up and cool down cycles has been proven over 7000 hours.

G. Claudet; R. Lagnier; A. Ravex

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT: Commerce Cracks Down  

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT: Commerce Cracks Down ... U.S. companies "will have to learn to live with" some form of mandatory federal controls on direct overseas investments "for at least a few years." ...

1968-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Peridynamic model for fatigue cracking.  

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The peridynamic theory is an extension of traditional solid mechanics in which the field equations can be applied on discontinuities, such as growing cracks. This paper proposes a bond damage model within peridynamics to treat the nucleation and growth of cracks due to cyclic loading. Bond damage occurs according to the evolution of a variable called the %22remaining life%22 of each bond that changes over time according to the cyclic strain in the bond. It is shown that the model reproduces the main features of S-N data for typical materials and also reproduces the Paris law for fatigue crack growth. Extensions of the model account for the effects of loading spectrum, fatigue limit, and variable load ratio. A three-dimensional example illustrates the nucleation and growth of a helical fatigue crack in the torsion of an aluminum alloy rod.

Silling, Stewart A.; Abe Askari (Boeing)

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Scattering from Liquid Helium at Large Momentum Transfer  

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......letter Letters to the Editor Neutron Scattering from Liquid Helium at Large...Vol. 46 (1971), No. 1 Neutron Scattering from Liquid Helium at Large...Feynman diagram for the elastic scattering of a neutron from liquid helium, where......

Sigenobu Sunakawa; Kazuo Okajima; Kiyohisa Matsuda

1971-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cracking behavior of cored structures  

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The effects of compositional gradients, are considered based on a thermodynamic analysis, referred to as the Cahn-Hillard analysis, which describes the degree to which a local surface energy is modified by the presence of a composition gradient. The analysis predicts that both ductile and brittle fracture mechanisms are enhanced by the presence of a composition gradient. Data on stress corrosion cracking and fatigue crack growth in selected FCC alloys are used to illustrate the significance of microsegregation on mechanical properties.

Wahid, A.; Olson, D.L.; Matlock, D.K. (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States). Center for Welding and Joining Research); Kelly, T.J. (General Electric Aircraft Engines, Evendale, OH (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Approach to Establish Root Causes for Cracking in Aggressive Reactor Environments  

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The research focuses on the high-resolution characterization of degradation microstructures and microchemistries in specimens tested under controlled conditions for the environment and for the material where in-service complexities can be minimized. Thermodynamic and kinetic modeling of crack-tip processes is employed to analyze corrosion-induced structures and gain insights into degradation mechanisms. Novel mechanistic ''fingerprinting'' of crack-tip structures is used to isolate causes of environmental cracking in tandem with quantitative measurements of crack growth. Sample preparation methods and advanced analytical techniques are used to characterize corrosion/oxidation reactions and crack-tip structures at near atomic dimensions in order to gain insight into fundamental environmental cracking mechanisms. Reactions at buried interfaces, not accessible by conventional approaches, are being systematically interrogated. Crack-growth experiments in high-temperature water environments are evaluating and isolating the effects of material condition (matrix strength, grain boundary composition and precipitation) on stress corrosion cracking (SCC). The fundamental understanding of crack advance mechanisms will establish the basis to design new corrosion-resistant alloys for current light-water reactors and advanced reactor systems.

Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Thomas, Larry E.; Vetrano, John S.; Simonen, Edward P.

2003-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress-corrosion cracking in BWR and PWR piping  

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Intergranular stress-corrosion cracking of weld-sensitized wrought stainless steel piping has been an increasingly ubiquitous and expensive problem in boiling-water reactors over the last decade. In recent months, numerous cracks have been found, even in large-diameter lines. A number of potential remedies have been developed. These are directed at providing more resistant materials, reducing weld-induced stresses, or improving the water chemistry. The potential remedies are discussed, along with the capabilities of ultrasonic testing to find and size the cracks and related safety issues. The problem has been much less severe to date in pressurized-water reactors, reflecting the use of different materials and much lower coolant oxygen levels.

Weeks, R.W.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superfluid helium as a technical coolant  

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The characteristics of superfluid helium as a technical coolant, which derive from its specific transport properties, are presented with particular reference to the working area in the phase diagram (saturated or pressurised helium II). We then review the principles and scaling laws of heat transport by equivalent conduction and by forced convection in pressurised helium II, thus revealing intrinsic limitations as well as technological shortcomings of these cooling methods. Once properly implemented, two-phase flow of saturated helium II presents overwhelming advantages over the previous solutions, which dictated its choice for cooling below 1.9 K the long strings of superconducting magnets in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 26.7 km circumference particle collider now under construction at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics near Geneva (Switzerland). We report on recent results from the ongoing research and development programme conducted on thermohydraulics of two-phase saturated helium II...

Lebrun, P

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack propagation driven by crystal growth  

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Crystals that grow in confinement may exert a force on their surroundings and thereby drive crack propagation in rocks and other materials. We describe a model of crystal growth in an idealized crack geometry in which the crystal growth and crack propagation are coupled through the stress in the surrounding bulk solid. Subcritical crack propagation takes place during a transient period, which may be very long, during which the crack velocity is limited by the kinetics of crack propagation. When the crack is sufficiently large, the crack velocity becomes limited by the kinetics of crystal growth. The duration of the subcritical regime is determined by two non-dimensional parameters, which relate the kinetics of crack propagation and crystal growth to the supersaturation of the fluid and the elastic properties of the surrounding material.

A. Royne; Paul Meaking; A. Malthe-Sorenssen; B. Jamtveit; D. K. Dysthe

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To Crack or Not to Crack: Strain in High Temperature Superconductors  

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Strain in High Temperature Superconductors Arno GodekeCrack: Strain in High Temperature Superconductors MotivationCrack: Strain in High Temperature Superconductors How do Nb

Godeke, Arno

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue crack propagation in a quasi one-dimensional elasto-plastic model  

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Fatigue crack advance induced by the application of cyclic quasistatic loads is investigated both numerically and analytically using a lattice spring model. The system has a quasi-one-dimensional geometry, and consists in two symmetrical chains that are pulled apart, thus breaking springs which connect them, and producing the advance of a crack. Quasistatic crack advance occurs as a consequence of the plasticity included in the springs which form the chains, and that implies a history dependent stress-strain curve for each spring. The continuous limit of the model allows a detailed analytical treatment that gives physical insight of the propagation mechanism. This simple model captures key features that cause well known phenomenology in fatigue crack propagation, in particular a Paris-like law of crack advance under cyclic loading, and the overload retardation effect.

Tomás M. Guozden; Eduardo A. Jagla

2012-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of aqueous environments upon the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks in low-alloy steels  

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The effect of elevated temperature aqueous environments upon the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks in low-alloy steels is discussed in terms of the several parameters which influence such behavior. These parameters include water chemistry, impurities within the steels themselves, as well as factors such as the water flow rate, loading waveform and loading rates. Some of these parameters have similar effects upon both crack initiation and propagation, while others exhibit different effects in the two stages of cracking. In the case of environmentally-assisted crack (EAC) growth, the most important impurities within the steel are metallurgical sulfide inclusions which dissolve upon contact with the water. A ``critical`` concentration of sulfide ions at the crack tip can then induce environmentally-assisted cracking which proceeds at significantly increased crack growth rates over those observed in air. The occurrence, or non-occurrence, of EAC is governed by the mass-transport of sulfide ions to and from the crack-tip region, and the mass-transport is discussed in terms of diffusion, ion migration, and convection induced within the crack enclave. Examples are given of convective mass-transport within the crack enclave resulting from external free stream flow. The initiation of fatigue cracks in elevated temperature aqueous environments, as measured by the S-N fatigue lifetimes, is also strongly influenced by the parameters identified above. The influence of sulfide inclusions does not appear to be as strong on the crack initiation process as it is on crack propagation. The oxygen content of the environment appears to be the dominant factor, although loading frequency (strain rate) and temperature are also important factors.

James, L.A. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA (United States). Bettis Atomic Power Lab.; Van Der Sluys, W.A. [Babcock and Wilcox Co., Alliance, OH (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium refrigeration considerations for cryomodule design  

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Many of the present day accelerators are based on superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities, packaged in cryo-modules (CM), which depend on helium refrigeration at sub-atmospheric pressures, nominally 2 K. These specialized helium refrigeration systems are quite cost intensive to produce and operate. Particularly as there is typically no work extraction below the 4.5-K supply, it is important that the exergy loss between this temperature level and the CM load temperature(s) be minimized by the process configuration choices. This paper will present, compare and discuss several possible helium distribution process arrangements to support the CM loads.

Ganni, V.; Knudsen, P. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium irradiation effects in polycrystalline Si, silica, and single crystal Si  

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Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been used to investigate the effects of room temperature 6 keV helium ion irradiation of a thin ({approx_equal}55 nm thick) tri-layer consisting of polycrystalline Si, silica, and single-crystal Si. The ion irradiation was carried out in situ within the TEM under conditions where approximately 24% of the incident ions came to rest in the specimen. This paper reports on the comparative development of irradiation-induced defects (primarily helium bubbles) in the polycrystalline Si and single-crystal Si under ion irradiation and provides direct measurement of a radiation-induced increase in the width of the polycrystalline layer and shrinkage of the silica layer. Analysis using TEM and electron energy-loss spectroscopy has led to the hypothesis that these result from helium-bubble-induced swelling of the silicon and radiation-induced viscoelastic flow processes in the silica under the influence of stresses applied by the swollen Si layers. The silicon and silica layers are sputtered as a result of the helium ion irradiation; however, this is estimated to be a relatively minor effect with swelling and stress-related viscoelastic flow being the dominant mechanisms of dimensional change.

Abrams, K. J.; Greaves, G.; Berg, J. A. van den [Materials and Physics Research Centre, University of Salford, Salford (United Kingdom); Hinks, J. A.; Donnelly, S. E. [School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield (United Kingdom); Pawley, C. J. [Materials and Physics Research Centre, University of Salford, Salford (United Kingdom); School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield (United Kingdom); Eyidi, D. [Institut Pprime, Universite de Poitiers, Poitiers (France); Ward, M. B. [Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear structural crack growth monitoring  

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A method and apparatus are provided for the detection, through nonlinear manipulation of data, of an indicator of imminent failure due to crack growth in structural elements. The method is a process of determining energy consumption due to crack growth and correlating the energy consumption with physical phenomena indicative of a failure event. The apparatus includes sensors for sensing physical data factors, processors or the like for computing a relationship between the physical data factors and phenomena indicative of the failure event, and apparatus for providing notification of the characteristics and extent of such phenomena.

Welch, Donald E. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hively, Lee M. (Philadelphia, TN); Holdaway, Ray F. (Clinton, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic origin of hysteresis during cyclic loading of Si due to bond rearrangements at the crack surfaces  

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that invokes mechanically induced subcritical cracking to explain the delayed onset of failure. © 2005 American associated with a larger initial flaw, which is assumed to be caused by subcritical crack growth, 5- time during high cycle fatigue if water is present, and 6 a fatigue lifetime that depends only

Carter, Emily A.

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Evaluation of cracking in feedwater piping adjacent to the steam generators in Nine Pressurized Water Reactor Plants  

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Cracking in ASTM A106-B and A106-C feedwater piping was detected near the inlet to the steam generators in a number of pressurized water reactor plants. We received sections with cracks from nine of the plants with the objective of identifying the cracking mechanism and assessing various factors that might contribute to this cracking. Variations were observed in piping surface irregularities, corrosion-product, pit, and crack morphology, surface elmental and crystal structure analyses, and steel microstructures and mechanical properties. However, with but two exceptions, namely, arrest bands and major surface irregularities, we were unable to relate the extent of cracking to any of these factors. Tensile and fracture toughness (J/sub Ic/ and tearing modulus) properties were measured over a range of temperatures and strain rates. No unusual properties or microstructures were observed that could be related to the cracking problem. All crack surfaces contained thick oxide deposits and showed evidence of cyclic events in the form of arrest bands. Transmission electron microscopy revealed fatigue striations on replicas of cleaned crack surfaces from one plant and possibly from three others. Calculations based on the observed striation spacings gave a value of ..delta..sigma = 150 MPa (22 ksi) for one of the major cracks. The direction of crack propagation was invariably related to the piping surface and not to the piping axis. These two factors are consistent with the proposed concept of thermally induced, cyclic, tensile surface stresses. Although surface irregularities and corrosion pits were sources for crack initiation and corrosion may have contributed to crack propagation, it is proposed that the overriding factor in the cracking problem is the presence of unforeseen cyclic loads.

Goldberg, A.; Streit, R.D.; Scott, R.G.

1980-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack propagation in hydrided zircaloy-2  

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Transmission electron microscope observations of cracks in thin foils of Zircaloy—2 which contains hydride particles have shown that the fracture process is one of linking up satellite cracks in the hydride ph...

G. Östberg

1968-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction between corrosion crack width and steel loss in RC beams corroded under load  

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This paper presents results and discussions on an experimental study conducted to relate the rate of widening of corrosion cracks with the pattern of corrosion cracks as well as the level of steel corrosion for RC beams (153 x 254 x 3000 mm) that were corroded whilst subjected to varying levels of sustained loads. Steel corrosion was limited to the tensile reinforcement and to a length of 700 mm at the centre of the beams. The rate of widening of corrosion cracks as well as strains on uncracked faces of RC beams was constantly monitored during the corrosion process, along the corrosion region and along other potential cracking faces of beams using a demec gauge. The distribution of the gravimetric mass loss of steel along the corrosion region was measured at the end of the corrosion process. The results obtained showed that: the rate of widening of each corrosion crack is dependent on the overall pattern of the cracks whilst the rate of corrosion is independent of the pattern of corrosion cracks. A mass loss of steel of 1% was found to induce a corrosion crack width of about 0.04 mm.

Malumbela, Goitseone, E-mail: malumbela@mopipi.ub.b [Dpt. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700 (South Africa); Alexander, Mark; Moyo, Pilate [Dpt. of Civil Eng., Univ. of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700 (South Africa)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase transitions of helium in aerogel  

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The effect of dilute quenched impurities on the liquid-vapor critical point, superfluid and He3?He4 phase separation transitions were studied by introducing liquid helium into aerogel. Aerogel is a highly porous ...

M. H. W. Chan

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Kinetic model of crack fusion  

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......Research Note A Kinetic model of crack fusion Zbigniew Czechowski Institute of Geophysics...presents a kinetic approach to the problem of fusion of cracks. A kinetic equation for the...repetitive episodes of seismicity. crack fusion|kinetic model|seismicity| References......

Zbigniew Czechowski

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equation of state of metallic helium  

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The effective ion-ion interaction, free energy, pressure, and electric resistance of metallic liquid helium have been calculated in wide density and temperature ranges using perturbation theory in the electron-ion interaction potential. In the case of conduction electrons, the exchange interaction has been taken into account in the random-phase approximation and correlations have been taken into account in the local-field approximation. The solid-sphere model has been used for the nuclear subsystem. The diameter of these spheres is the only parameter of this theory. The diameter and density of the system at which the transition of helium from the singly ionized to doubly ionized state occurs have been estimated by analyzing the pair effective interaction between helium atoms. The case of doubly ionized helium atoms has been considered. Terms up to the third order of perturbation theory have been taken into account in the numerical calculations. The contribution of the third-order term is significant in all cases. The electric resistance and its temperature dependence for metallic helium are characteristic of simple divalent metals in the liquid state. The thermodynamic parameters-temperature and pressure densities-are within the ranges characteristic of the central regions of giant planets. This makes it possible to assume the existence of helium in the metallic state within the solar system.

Shvets, V. T., E-mail: tarval@breezein.net [Odessa State Academy of Refrigeration (Ukraine)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Interacting double dark resonances in a hot atomic vapor of helium  

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We experimentally and theoretically study two different tripod configurations using metastable helium ({sup 4}He*), with the probe field polarization perpendicular and parallel to the quantization axis, defined by an applied weak magnetic field. In the first case, the two dark resonances interact incoherently and merge together into a single electromagnetically induced transparency peak with increasing coupling power. In the second case, we observe destructive interference between the two dark resonances inducing an extra absorption peak at the line center.

Kumar, S.; Ghosh, R. [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (India); Laupretre, T.; Bretenaker, F.; Goldfarb, F. [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS-Universite Paris Sud 11, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The equilibrium concentration of hydrogen atoms ahead of a mixed mode I-mode III crack tip in single crystal iron  

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Calculations of the equilibrium hydrogen concentration profiles about a mixed ode I-mode III crack in single crystal iron were performed. Both material anisotropy and the tetragonal nature of the distortion induced in the iron crystal structure by interstitial hydrogen were incorporated. Results show that, unlike the case of a spherical distortion, a strong coupling exists between the strain field of the interstitial hydrogen and the stress field of the crack for orientations of the crack plane that are not coincident with the cube axes of the lattice. As a result, the predicated enhancement of hydrogen in the crack tip region increases with increasing levels of mode III loading for those orientations. The results may help reconcile conflicting observations concerning the potential role of shear stresses in hydrogen embrittlement and preferential cracking of grains ahead of loaded crack tips in sustained load cracking experiments.

Zhang, T.Y.; Hack, J.E. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stiffness reduction and stress transfer in composite laminates with transverse matrix cracks  

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-staggered cracking. Laminates with staggered cracks showed a greater reduction in effective modulus at lower crack densities. The crack opening displacements at different crack densities were normalized in a way as to compare with the solution for an isolated crack...

Praveen, Grama Narasimhaprasad

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Response of Surface Cracks in Tubular Members During Global Buckling and Instability  

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Abstract Beam-columns in compression are subject to potential buckling. If the axial load is combined with a global bending moment, member instability may occur. One situation where this can occur is for pipelines on the seabed, where thermal strains induce significant compression in the pipeline due to constrained expansion. This may lead to upheaval buckling or snaking. In this condition one should also assess how a weld defect in the buckle zone will evolve. If the crack is located on the compressive side of the cross section, the crack remains closed. If the crack is located on the side where beam bending eventually leads to tension, fracture may develop. This has not been studied sufficiently in the past, and is the topic of the present paper. Here the interesting case of initial compression, with closure of the crack, is followed by a transition to tension and opening of the crack when the transverse displacement increases in the post-buckling regime. Simple cases of tubular beam-columns with surface cracks are investigated for cracks growing in a ductile manner. The simulations are based on shell and linespring finite elements.

Bjørn Skallerud

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium-filled aluminum flight tubes  

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Helium-filled aluminum flight tubes. Helium-filled aluminum flight tubes. Detector housing for the CCD camera lens, mirror, and scintillator. For more information, contact Instrument Scientist: Hassina Bilheux, bilheuxhn@ornl.gov, 865.384.9630 neutrons.ornl.gov/instruments/HFIR/factsheets/Instrument-cg1d.pdf The CG-1D beam is used for neutron imaging measurements using a white beam. Apertures (with different diameters D (pinhole geometry) are used at the entrance of the helium-filled flight path to allow L/D variation from 400 to 800. L is the distance between the aperture and the detector (where the image is produced). Samples sit on a translation/ rotation stage for alignment and tomography purposes. Detectors for CG-1D include

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Helium corona-assisted air discharge  

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Operation of atmospheric discharge of electronegative gases including air at low voltages yet without consuming any inert gas will enormously promote the application of non-thermal plasmas. By taking advantage of the low onset voltage for helium corona, air discharge was successfully launched at much reduced voltages with a needle-plate system partly contained in a helium-filled glass bulb--for a needle-plate distance of 12 mm, 1.0 kV suffices. Ultraviolet emission from helium corona facilitates the discharging of air, and the discharge current manifests distinct features such as relatively broad Trichel pulses in both half periods. This design allows safe and economic implementation of atmospheric discharge of electronegative gases, which will find a broad palette of applications in surface modification, plasma medicine and gas treatment, etc.

Jiang Nan; Gao Lei; Ji Ailing; Cao Zexian [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Strain energy density-distance criterion for the initiation of stress corrosion cracking of alloy X-750  

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A strain energy density-distance criterion was previously developed and used to correlate rising-load K{sub c} initiation data for notched and fatigue precracked specimens of hydrogen precharged Alloy X-750. This criterion, which was developed for hydrogen embrittlement (HE) cracking, is used here to correlate static-load stress corrosion cracking (SCC) initiation times obtained for smooth geometry, notched and fatigue precracked specimens. The onset of SCC crack growth is hypothesized to occur when a critical strain, which is due to environment-enhanced creep, is attained within the specimen interior. For notched and precracked specimens, initiation is shown by analysis to occur at a variable distance from notch and crack tips. The initiation site varies from very near the crack tip, for highly loaded sharp cracks, to a site that is one grain diameter from the notch, for lower loaded, blunt notches. The existence of hydrogen gradients, which are due to strain-induced hydrogen trapping in the strain fields of notch and crack tips, is argued to be controlling the site for initiation of cracking. By considering the sources of the hydrogen, these observations are shown to be consistent with those from the previous HE study, in which the characteristic distance for crack initiation was found to be one grain diameter from the notch tip, independent of notch radius, applied stress intensity factor and hydrogen level.

Hall, M.M. Jr.; Symons, D.M.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Irradiation Tests of Pressure Transducers in Liquid Helium  

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The superconducting magnets of the future Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will operate in pressurised superfluid helium (1 bar, 1.9 K). About 500 pressure transducers will be placed in the liquid helium bath for monitoring the filling and the pressure transients after resistive transitions. Their precision must remain better than 100 mbar at pressures below 2 bar and better than 5% for higher pressures (up to 20 bar), with temperatures ranging from 1.8 K to 300 K. All the tested transducers are based on the same principle: the fluid or gas is separated from a sealed reference vacuum by an elastic membrane; its deformation indicates the pressure. The transducers will be exposed to high neutron fluence (2 kGy, 1014 n/cm2 per year) during the 20 years of machine operation. This irradiation may induce changes both on the membranes characteristics (leakage, modification of elasticity) and on gauges which measure their deformations. To investigate these effects and select the transducer to be used in the LHC, a...

Amand, J F; Casas-Cubillos, J; Thermeau, J P

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Underground helium travels to the Earth's surface via aquifers...  

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carried to the surface with the flow of water. The only place where helium is made on Earth is underground, where deep veins of uranium and thorium give off atoms of helium as...

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Fluid helium at conditions of giant planetary interiors  

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...the nonmetal-to-metal transition in fluid helium . Phys Rev Lett 98 : 190602 . 41 Ternovoi VY Filimonov AS Pyalling AA Mintsev VB Fortov VE ( 2002 ) Thermophysical properties of helium under multiple shock compression in Shock Compression of Condensed...

Lars Stixrude; Raymond Jeanloz

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White Etching Cracks | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Etching Cracks Presented by Walter Holweger of Schaeffler at the Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014. NREL Chicago291014Holweger26nosec...

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Biomaterials 24 (2003) 52095221 Crack blunting, crack bridging and resistance-curve fracture  

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Biomaterials 24 (2003) 5209­5221 Crack blunting, crack bridging and resistance-curve fracture focused on a description of the fracture toughness properties of dentin in terms of resistance-curve (R-curve) behavior, i.e., fracture resistance increasing with crack extension, particularly in light of the relevant

Ritchie, Robert

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Potential applications of high temperature helium  

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This paper discusses the DOE MHTGR-SC program`s recent activity to improve the economics of the MHTGR without sacrificing safety performance and two potential applications of high temperature helium, the MHTGR gas turbine plant and a process heat application for methanol production from coal.

Schleicher, R.W. Jr.; Kennedy, A.J.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential applications of high temperature helium  

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This paper discusses the DOE MHTGR-SC program's recent activity to improve the economics of the MHTGR without sacrificing safety performance and two potential applications of high temperature helium, the MHTGR gas turbine plant and a process heat application for methanol production from coal.

Schleicher, R.W. Jr.; Kennedy, A.J.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Fatigue Cracking and Healing of Asphalt Mixtures  

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Fatigue cracking is one of the most common distresses of asphalt pavements, whereas healing is a counter process to cracking which alleviates cracking damage and extends fatigue life of asphalt pavements. Most of existing methods to characterize...

Luo, Xue

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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L3 Milestone Use Computational Model to Design and Optimize Welding Conditions to Suppress Helium  

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L3 Milestone L3 Milestone Use Computational Model to Design and Optimize Welding Conditions to Suppress Helium Cracking during Welding June 2012 Wei Zhang and Zhili Feng, ORNL Eric Willis, EPRI Background and Objectives Today, welding is widely used for repair, maintenance and upgrade of nuclear reactor components. As a critical technology to extend the service life of nuclear power plants beyond 60 years, weld technology must be further developed to meet new challenges associated with the aging of the plants, such as control and mitigation of the detrimental effects of weld residual stresses and repair of highly irradiated materials. To meet this goal, fundamental understanding of the "welding" effect is necessary for development of new and improved welding technologies.

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Study on grain boundary character and strain distribution of intergranular cracking in the CGHAZ of T23 steel  

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Intergranular reheat cracking in the coarse-grained heat-affected zone of T23 steel was produced by strain to fracture tests on a Gleeble 3500 thermal–mechanical simulator. Then the grain boundary character, as well as the strain distribution after reheat crack propagation, was studied by electron backscatter diffraction technique. The results showed that incoherent ?3 boundaries were seldom found on the prior austenite grain boundaries. Therefore, only the type of random high-angle boundaries played a crucial role in the intergranular cracking. Microstructurally cavities and small cracks were preferentially initiated from high-angle grain boundaries. Low-angle grain boundaries and high-angle ones with misorientation angles less than 15° were more resistant to the cracking. More importantly, the fraction of high-angle grain boundaries increased with the plastic strain induced by both temperature gradient and stress in the coarse-grained heat-affected zone, which contributed to the crack initiation and propagation. Furthermore, the strain distributions in the vicinity of cavities and cracks revealed the accommodation processes of plastic deformation during stress relaxation. It also reflected the strength differences between grain interior and grain boundary at different heat-treated temperatures, which had a large influence on the cracking mechanism. - Highlights: • The coincidence site lattice boundaries play little role in the reheat cracking. • Cavity and crack occur at high-angle grain boundaries rather than low-angle ones. • The strain leads low-angle grain boundaries to transform to high-angle ones. • Strain distribution differs for cavity and crack zones at different temperatures.

Jin, Y.J.; Lu, H., E-mail: shweld@sjtu.edu.cn; Yu, C.; Xu, J.J.

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Desiccation Cracks on Earth Embankments  

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............................................................................. 4 1.4 Methodology ........................................................................................ 6 1.5 Summary .............................................................................................. 8 1.6 Layout... geometry recorded in literature ..... 17 2.5 Desiccation crack behavior during drying-wetting cycles ................... 29 2.6 Flow through a single crack ................................................................. 30 2.7 Flow through a...

Khandelwal, Siddharth

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium ion beam milling to create a nano-structured domain wall magnetoresistance spin valve  

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We have fabricated and measured single domain wall magnetoresistance devices with sub-20 nm gap widths using a novel combination of electron beam lithography and helium ion beam milling. The measurement wires and external profile of the spin valve are fabricated by electron beam lithography and lift-off. The critical bridge structure is created using helium ion beam milling, enabling the formation of a thinner gap (and so a narrower domain wall) than that which is possible with electron beam techniques alone. Four-point probe resistance measurements and scanning electron microscopy are used to characterize the milled structures and optimize the He ion dose. Successful operation of the device as a spin valve is demonstrated, with a 0.2% resistance change as the external magnetic field is cycled. The helium ion beam milling efficiency as extracted from electrical resistance measurements is 0.044 atoms/ion, about half the theoretical value. The gap in the device is limited to a maximum of 20 nm with this technique due to sub-surface swelling caused by injected ions which can induce catastrophic failure in the device. The fine patterning capabilities of the helium ion microscope milling technique indicate that sub-5 nm constriction widths could be possible.

Yudong Wang; S A Boden; D M Bagnall; H N Rutt; C H de Groot

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3:2:1 Crack Spread  

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:2:1 Crack Spread :2:1 Crack Spread Figure 1 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Thomson Reuters. A crack spread measures the difference between the purchase price of crude oil and the selling price of finished products, such as gasoline and distillate fuel, that a refinery produces from the crude oil. Crack spreads are an indicator of the short-term profit margin of oil refineries because they compare the cost of the crude oil inputs to the wholesale, or spot, prices of the outputs (although they do not include other variable costs or any fixed costs). The 3:2:1 crack spread approximates the product yield at a typical U.S. refinery: for every three barrels of crude oil the refinery processes, it makes two barrels of gasoline and one barrel of distillate

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High-Resolution Crack Imaging Reveals Degradation Processes in...  

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Crack Imaging Reveals Degradation Processes in Nuclear Reactor Structural Materials. High-Resolution Crack Imaging Reveals Degradation Processes in Nuclear Reactor Structural...

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Combined cold compressor/ejector helium refrigerator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A refrigeration apparatus having an ejector operatively connected with a cold compressor to form a two-stage pumping system. This pumping system is used to lower the pressure, and thereby the temperature of a bath of boiling refrigerant (helium). The apparatus as thus arranged and operated has substantially improved operating efficiency when compared to other processes or arrangements for achieving a similar low pressure.

Brown, Donald P. (Southold, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined cold compressor/ejector helium refrigerator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A refrigeration apparatus having an ejector operatively connected with a cold compressor to form a two-stage pumping system. This pumping system is used to lower the pressure, and thereby the temperature of a bath of boiling refrigerant (helium). The apparatus as thus arranged and operated has substantially improved operating efficiency when compared to other processes or arrangements for achieving a similar low pressure.

Brown, D.P.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Early stages in the development of stress corrosion cracks  

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Processes in growth of short cracks and stage I of long stress corrosion cracks were identified and evaluated. There is evidence that electrochemical effects can cause short stress corrosion cracks to grow at rates faster or slower than long cracks. Short cracks can grow at faster rates than long cracks for a salt film dissolution growth mechanism or from reduced oxygen inhibition of hydrolytic acidification. An increasing crack growth rate with increasing crack length could result from a process of increasing crack tip concentration of a critical anion, such as Cl{sup {minus}}, with increasing crack length in a system where the crack velocity is dependent on the Cl{sup {minus}} or some other anion concentration. An increasing potential drop between crack tip and mouth would result in an increased anion concentration at the crack tip and hence an increasing crack velocity. Stage I behavior of long cracks is another early development stage in the life of a stress corrosion crack which is poorly understood. This stage can be described by da/dt = AK{sup m} where da/dt is crack velocity, A is a constant, K is stress intensity and m ranges from 2 to 24 for a variety of materials and environments. Only the salt film dissolution model was found to quantitatively describe this stage; however, the model was only tested on one material and its general applicability is unknown.

Jones, R.H.; Simonen, E.P.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ controlled modification of the helium density in single helium-filled nanobubbles  

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We demonstrate that the helium density and corresponding pressure can be modified in single nano-scale bubbles embedded in semiconductors by using the electron beam of a scanning transmission electron microscope as a multifunctional probe: the measurement probe for imaging and chemical analysis and the irradiation source to modify concomitantly the pressure in a controllable way by fine tuning of the electron beam parameters. The control of the detrapping rate is achieved by varying the experimental conditions. The underlying physical mechanisms are discussed; our experimental observations suggest that the helium detrapping from bubbles could be interpreted in terms of direct ballistic collisions, leading to the ejection of the helium atoms from the bubble.

David, M.-L., E-mail: marie-laure.david@univ-poitiers.fr; Pailloux, F. [Institut Pprime, UPR 3346 CNRS-Université de Poitiers, SP2MI, 86962 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil cedex (France); Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, Mc Master University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada); Alix, K.; Mauchamp, V.; Pizzagalli, L. [Institut Pprime, UPR 3346 CNRS-Université de Poitiers, SP2MI, 86962 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil cedex (France); Couillard, M.; Botton, G. A. [Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, Mc Master University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mc Master University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada)

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Helium Isotope Perspective On The Dixie Valley, Nevada, Hydrothermal  

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Helium Isotope Perspective On The Dixie Valley, Nevada, Hydrothermal Helium Isotope Perspective On The Dixie Valley, Nevada, Hydrothermal System Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Helium Isotope Perspective On The Dixie Valley, Nevada, Hydrothermal System Details Activities (3) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Fluids from springs, fumaroles, and wells throughout Dixie Valley, NV were analyzed for noble gas abundances and isotopic compositions. The helium isotopic compositions of fluids produced from the Dixie Valley geothermal field range from 0.70 to 0.76 Ra, are among the highest values in the valley, and indicate that similar to 7.5% of the total helium is derived from the mantle. A lack of recent volcanics or other potential sources requires flow of mantle-derived helium up along the

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Helium 4 Dimer in Two Coaxial Adjacent Nanotubes  

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The ground state properties of the helium 4 dimer, within the geometry defined by two adjacent nanotubes with different radii and hard core walls,...

J. Brana; S. Kili?; L. Vranješ

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel interacting edge cracks under pure bending  

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. Once the applicability of the Williams' equations, have been proved or disproved, the power of the singularity represented by the first term of equation 1. 1 and the polynomial expansion can be truncated in order to extract information... of Williams' approach for the case of cracked bodies under pure bending is demonstrated. Four point bending load is applied on specimens with either a vertical or a slant crack giving Mode I or Mixed Mode I ? II respectively. The existence...

Moran, Ivan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on fruit cracking of tomatoes  

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STUDIES ON FRUIT CRACKING OF TOMATOES A Thesis Sam Don Cotner Submitted to the Graduate College of' ths Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements i' or the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January~ 1966 Major Subject...: Horticulture STUDlES ON FRUIT CRACKING OF TOMATOES A Thesis Sam Dcn Cotnsr Approved as to style and content by; (Chairman of tes Member (Head o Department) mbsr) January 1966 TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter I. INTRODUCTION . II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE Page...

Cotner, Sam Don

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack-Size Effects on Cyclic and Monotonic Crack Growth in Polycrystalline Alumina: Quantification of the Role of Grain Bridging  

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-prediction methodologies, it is necessary in many materials that the subcritical crack-growth and toughness propertiesCrack-Size Effects on Cyclic and Monotonic Crack Growth in Polycrystalline Alumina: Quantification propagation has been quantitatively examined in a 99.5% pure alumina. Fatigue-crack growth properties for both

Ritchie, Robert

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Alternatives for Helium-3 in Multiplicity Counters  

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Alternatives to helium-3 are being actively pursued due to the shortage and rising costs of helium-3. For safeguards applications, there are a number of ongoing investigations to find alternatives that provide the same capability in a cost-effective manner. One of the greatest challenges is to find a comparable alternative for multiplicity counters, since they require high efficiency and short collection or die-away times. Work has been progressing on investigating three commercially available alternatives for high efficiency multiplicity counters: boron trifluoride (BF3) filled proportional tubes, boron-lined proportional tubes, and lithium fluoride with zinc sulfide coated light guides. The baseline multiplicity counter used for the investigation is the Epithermal Neutron Multiplicity Counter with 121 helium-3 filled tubes at 10 atmosphere pressure, which is a significant capability to match. The primary tool for the investigation has been modeling and simulation using the Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) radiation transport program, with experiments to validate the models. To directly calculate the coincidence rates in boron-lined (and possibly other) detectors, the MCNPX code has been enhanced to allow the existing coincidence tally to be used with energy deposition rather than neutron capture reactions. This allows boron-lined detectors to be modeled more accurately. Variations of tube number and diameter along with variations in the amount of inter-tube moderator have been conducted for the BF3 and boron-lined cases. Tube pressure was investigated for BF3, up to two atmospheres, as well as optimal boron thickness in the boron-lined tubes. The lithium fluoride was modeled as sheets of material with light guides in between, and the number and thickness of the sheets investigated. The amount of light guide, which in this case doubles as a moderator, was also optimized. The results of these modeling and simulation optimization investigations are described and results presented.

Ely, James H.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Swinhoe, Martyn T.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition in Helium Films  

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and the Materials Science Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, Xetv York 14853 (Received 4 November 1988) The superAuid response of helium Alms with transition temperatures ranging from 70 mK to 0.5 K has been studied using a torsional oscillator technique. A... KOSTERLITZ- THOULESS TRANSITION IN. . . 8935 =n ~Koln(R/ro)+E, (T), (1.2) where R is the size of the system and Ko =p, o( T)(A'/m) . In the above expression the core radius ro serves to cut off the divergence of the flow fields at small distances...

Agnolet, Glenn; MCQUEENEY, DF; REPPY, JD.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECENT ADVANCES IN HEAT TRANSFER TO HELIUM 1  

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509 RECENT ADVANCES IN HEAT TRANSFER TO HELIUM 1 C. JOHANNES Service de Recherches Appliquées, L boiling, forced convection heat transfer. Relations between critical nucleate flux and some parameters confronted with the problem of calculating the heat transfer from the helium to the superconducting material

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DIRECT EVALUATION OF THE HELIUM ABUNDANCES IN OMEGA CENTAURI  

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A direct measure of the helium abundances from the near-infrared transition of He I at 1.08 {mu}m is obtained for two nearly identical red giant stars in the globular cluster Omega Centauri. One star exhibits the He I line; the line is weak or absent in the other star. Detailed non-local thermal equilibrium semi-empirical models including expansion in spherical geometry are developed to match the chromospheric H{alpha}, H{beta}, and Ca II K lines, in order to predict the helium profile and derive a helium abundance. The red giant spectra suggest a helium abundance of Y {<=} 0.22 (LEID 54064) and Y = 0.39-0.44 (LEID 54084) corresponding to a difference in the abundance {Delta}Y {>=} 0.17. Helium is enhanced in the giant star (LEID 54084) that also contains enhanced aluminum and magnesium. This direct evaluation of the helium abundances gives observational support to the theoretical conjecture that multiple populations harbor enhanced helium in addition to light elements that are products of high-temperature hydrogen burning. We demonstrate that the 1.08 {mu}m He I line can yield a helium abundance in cool stars when constraints on the semi-empirical chromospheric model are provided by other spectroscopic features.

Dupree, A. K.; Avrett, E. H., E-mail: dupree@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: eavrett@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A VACANCY MODEL IN SOLID HELIUM IV B. CASTAING  

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536 A VACANCY MODEL IN SOLID HELIUM IV B. CASTAING Groupe de Physique des Solides de l here a new approach to the problem of vacancies in solid Helium 4, describing them as small liquid droplets. In this model the vacancy effective mass is very small : 0.1 mHe, where mHe is the atomic mass

Boyer, Edmond

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alumina-zirconium ceramics induced Sample...  

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Cracking in Ceramic Crystals", Materials Letters, 7 5,6, 224 (1988... -Induced Fracture in Ceramic Crystals", Int. Conf. on the Fundamentals of Fracture Conf. Proceedings......

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Fracture mechanics and subcritical crack growth approach to model time-dependent failure in brittle rock.  

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??Subcritical crack growth (SCG) takes place when a crack is stressed below its short-term strength. This slow fracturing process may lead to an accelerating crack… (more)

Rinne, Mikael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection: Engineering 2 MATERIAL POINT METHOD CALCULATIONS WITH EXPLICIT CRACKS, FRACTURE PARAMETERS, AND CRACK Summary: under axial impact with a crack in the central disk....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anomolous fatigue crack Sample Search Results  

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Science ; Engineering 6 Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Rubber Mix Versus Summary: vs. Fracture Mechanics Conventional Fatigue Testing Crack initiation Fracture Mechanics Crack......

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Interfacial and near interfacial crack growth phenomena in metal bonded alumina  

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studies looking at subcritical crack growth at interfaces,An understanding of subcritical crack growth is important,the amount of subcritical crack growth data that could be

Kruzic, Jamie Joseph

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam reformers heated by helium from high temperature reactors  

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The manifold possibilities of the application of helium-heated steam reformers combined with high temperature nuclear reactors are elucidated in this article. It is shown that the thermodynamic interpretation of the processes does not cause difficulties because of the good heat transfer in helium at high pressure and that helium peak temperatures of 950°C are sufficient for carrying out the process. The mechanical design of the reformer tube does not lead to problems because the helium and process pressures are so chosen as to be approximately equal. The problems of hydrogen and tritium permeation as well as the contamination of the reformer tube with solid fission products seem to be solvable using the knowledge available at present. Furthermore, the various possibilities for the design arrangements of helium-heated reformer tube furnaces are shown. The status of development attained to date is outlined and in conclusion there is a survey regarding the next steps to be taken in steam reformer technology.

K. Kugeler; M. Kugeler; H.F. Niessen; K.H. Hammelmann

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double photoionization of helium with synchrotron x-rays: Proceedings  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: Overview and comparison of photoionization with charged particle impact; The ratio of double to single ionization of helium: the relationship of photon and bare charged particle impact ionization; Double photoionization of helium at high energies; Compton scattering of photons from electrons bound in light elements; Electron ionization and the Compton effect in double ionization of helium; Elimination of two atomic electrons by a single energy photon; Double photoionization of helium at intermediate energies; Double Photoionization: Gauge Dependence, Coulomb Explosion; Single and Double Ionization by high energy photon impact; The effect of Compton Scattering on the double to single ionization ratio in helium; and Double ionization of He by photoionization and Compton scattering. These papers have been cataloged separately for the database.

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1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Countercurrent Helium-Air Flows in Air-ingress Accidents for VHTRs  

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The primary objective of this research is to develop an extensive experimental database for the air- ingress phenomenon for the validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses. This research is intended to be a separate-effects experimental study. However, the project team will perform a careful scaling analysis prior to designing a scaled-down test facility in order to closely tie this research with the real application. As a reference design in this study, the team will use the 600 MWth gas turbine modular helium reactor (GT-MHR) developed by General Atomic. In the test matrix of the experiments, researchers will vary the temperature and pressure of the helium— along with break size, location, shape, and orientation—to simulate deferent scenarios and to identify potential mitigation strategies. Under support of the Department of Energy, a high-temperature helium test facility has been designed and is currently being constructed at Ohio State University, primarily for high- temperature compact heat exchanger testing for the VHTR program. Once the facility is in operation (expected April 2009), this study will utilize high-temperature helium up to 900°C and 3 MPa for loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) depressurization and air-ingress experiments. The project team will first conduct a scaling study and then design an air-ingress test facility. The major parameter to be measured in the experiments is oxygen (or nitrogen) concentration history at various locations following a LOCA scenario. The team will use two measurement techniques: 1) oxygen (or similar type) sensors employed in the flow field, which will introduce some undesirable intrusiveness, disturbing the flow, and 2) a planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging technique, which has no physical intrusiveness to the flow but requires a transparent window or test section that the laser beam can penetrate. The team will construct two test facilities, one for high-temperature helium tests with local sensors and the other for low- temperature helium tests with the PLIF technique. The results from the two instruments will provide a means to cross-calibrate the measurement techniques.

Sun, Xiaodong; Christensen, Richard; Oh, Chang

2013-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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On radial crack and half-penny crack induced by Vickers indentation  

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...contour plot of the residual stress field for E...R.O Ritchie2001The residual stress state due to a...barrier coatings used in gas turbines. Wear. 256, 2004a...the determination of residual stress and mechanical...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack detection using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy  

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Method and apparatus are provided for detecting crack-like flaws in components. A plurality of exciting frequencies are generated and applied to a component in a dry condition to obtain a first ultrasonic spectrum of the component. The component is then wet with a selected liquid to penetrate any crack-like flaws in the component. The plurality of exciting frequencies are again applied to the component and a second ultrasonic spectrum of the component is obtained. The wet and dry ultrasonic spectra are then analyzed to determine the second harmonic components in each of the ultrasonic resonance spectra and the second harmonic components are compared to ascertain the presence of crack-like flaws in the component. 5 figs.

Migliori, A.; Bell, T.M.; Rhodes, G.W.

1994-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue and environmentally assisted cracking in light water reactors  

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Fatigue and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) for low-alloy steel used in piping and in steam generator and reactor pressure vessels have been investigated. Fatigue data were obtained on medium-sulfur-content A533-Gr B and A106-Gr B steels in high-purity (HP) deoxygenated water, in simulated pressurized water reactor water, and in air. Analytical studies focused on the behavior of carbon steels in boiling water reactor (BWR) environments. Crack-growth rates of composite fracture-mechanics specimens of A533-Gr B/Inconel-182/Inconel-600 (plated with nickel) and homogeneous specimens of A533-Gr B steel were determined under small-amplitude cyclic loading in HP water with {approx}300 pbb dissolved oxygen. Radiation-induced segregation and irradiation-assisted SCC of Type 304 SS after accumulation of relatively high fluence also have been investigated. Microchemical and microstructural changes in HP and commercial-purity Type 304 SS specimens from control-blade absorber tubes used in two operating BWRs were studied by Auger electron spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, and slow-strain-rate tensile tests were conducted on tubular specimens in air and in simulated BWR water at 289{degrees}C.

Kassner, T.F.; Ruther, W.E.; Chung, H.M.; Hicks, P.D.; Hins, A.G.; Park, J.Y.; Shack, W.J.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed method for laser spectroscopy of pionic helium atoms to determine the charged-pion mass  

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Metastable pionic helium ($\\pi{\\rm He}^+$) is a three-body atom composed of a helium nucleus, an electron occupying the $1s$ ground state, and a negatively charged pion $\\pi^-$ in a Rydberg state with principal- and orbital angular momentum quantum numbers of $n\\sim \\ell+1\\sim 16$. We calculate the spin-independent energies of the $\\pi{\\rm ^3He}^+$ and $\\pi{\\rm ^4He}^+$ isotopes in the region $n=15$--19. These include relativistic and quantum electrodynamics corrections of orders $R_{\\infty}\\alpha^2$ and $R_{\\infty}\\alpha^3$ in atomic units, where $R_{\\infty}$ and $\\alpha$ denote the Rydberg and fine structure constants. The fine-structure splitting due to the coupling between the electron spin and the orbital angular momentum of the $\\pi^-$, and the radiative and Auger decay rates of the states are also calculated. Some states $(n,\\ell)=(16,15)$ and $(17,16)$ retain nanosecond-scale lifetimes against $\\pi^-$ absorption into the helium nucleus. We propose to use laser pulses to induce $\\pi^-$ transitions from these metastable states, to states with large ($\\sim 10^{11}$ s$^{-1}$) Auger rates. The $\\pi{\\rm He}^{2+}$ ion that remains after Auger emission of the $1s$ electron undergoes Stark mixing with the $s$, $p$, and $d$ states during collisions with the helium atoms in the experimental target. This leads to immediate nuclear absorption of the $\\pi^-$. The resonance condition between the laser beam and the atom is thus revealed as a sharp spike in the rates of neutrons, protons, deuterons, and tritons that emerge....(continued)

Masaki Hori; Anna Sótér; Vladimir I. Korobov

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature and environmentally assisted cracking in low alloy steel  

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Environmental assisted cracking (EAC) can be defined as the propagation of fatigue cracks in water at rates from 3 to over 40 times the growth rates in air. For low alloy steels with sulfur contents > 0.0125% by weight, EAC is normal behavior in the 240 to 290C range. However, literature yields mixed results for low alloy steels with compositions just below this sulfur level; some reports indicate EAC while others do not. Also, several authors have reported an increased tendency toward EAC when the water temperatures were lowered. In the present work, five ASTM A 508 Class 2 forgings with ladle and check analyses that ranged from 0.010 to 0.019 wt% S were tested in high purity deaerated water in the temperature range of 93 to 260C. At 260C these forgings did not exhibit EAC, reinforcing earlier results for two similar forgings. This broad sampling indicates strong resistance to EAC for this class of forging at 260C. On the other hand, EAC occurred consistently in the three of these forgings that were tested below 204C, provided the test conditions (loading frequency, {Delta}K, and R) were high enough to produce a high baseline fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR), where the baseline FCGR is that expected in air. At 149C, EAC occurred at test conditions that combined to yield a baseline FCGR greater than {approx}2E-6 mm/s. At 204, 121, and 93C, this critical crack growth rate appeared to shift to lower baseline values. The EAC that occurred at lower temperatures was a factor of 3 to 12 times higher than baseline air rates, which was not as strong as the effect for higher sulfur steels at 240 to 290C. Also, no plateau in the growth rates occurred as it does with the higher sulfur steels. In another approach, EAC was induced at 93 and at 260C by raising the dissolved oxygen content of the water from <10 to >15 ppb.

Auten, T.A.; Monter, J.V.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Scattering of Fast Neutrons by Helium  

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Measurements have been made of the angular distribution of helium recoils for incident neutrons of energies from 0.6 to 1.6 Mev. The distribution curves also permit estimates of the total cross section in this energy range. The results confirm the existence of a cross-section peak of about 6.8×10-24 cm2 around 1 Mev and indicate, under the assumption of s- and p-wave scattering only, that the peak is double. But preliminary attempts to fit the data to Bloch's detailed theory of s- and p-scattering with a split p-level have not been successful, and the sign of the postulated splitting is not established.

T. A. Hall and P. G. Koontz

1947-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Photoelectric Absorption Cross Section of Helium  

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The continuous photoelectric absorption cross section of helium has been measured in the spectral region extending from 180 to 600 A with greater accuracy and the observations are found to agree with the calculations of Huang and Stewart and Wilkinson. A grazing incidence spectrometer with a photomultiplier was used for a single measurement at 180 A while the remaining measurements were carried out in a normal incidence spectrometer utilizing photographic techniques. Whereas in previous experiments the absorbing gas sample was allowed to fill the entire spectrometer chamber, in the current measurements the gas was confined to a small cell provided with sufficiently transparent windows. The use of an absorption cell reduces contamination and facilitates the measurement of gas pressures. The results indicate that the cross section varies from a value of 0.98±0.04 Mb at 180 A to a value of 7.7±0.3 Mb at the absorption edge located at 504 A.

D. J. Baker; Jr.; D. E. Bedo; D. H. Tomboulian

1961-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium in the outer solar atmosphere  

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We construct models of the outer solar atmosphere comprising the region from the mid chromosphere and into the solar wind in order to study the force and energy balance in models with a significant helium abundance. The corona is created by dissipation of an energy flux from the Sun. The energy flux is lost as radiation from the top of the chromosphere and as gravitational and kinetic solar wind energy flux. We find that in models with significant ion heating of the extended corona most of the energy flux is lost in the solar wind. The ion temperatures are higher than the electron temperature in these models and the ?-particle temperature is much higher than the proton temperature. Roughly speaking we find that the relative ?-particle and proton fluxes are set by the degree of chromospheric mixing while the speeds are set by the details of the coronal heating process.

V. H. Hansteen; E. Leer; T. E. Holzer

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Fatigue Enhancement of Undersized, Drilled Crack-Arrest Holes  

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Fatigue cracks occur in steel bridges from repeated loads. If allowed to continue to grow, eventually the fatigue cracks will require either expensive repairs or reduction of traffic loads on the bridge, or they may lead ...

Simmons, Gary Gene

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical fracture instabilities due to local hyperelasticity at crack tips  

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... a crack propagating through a brittle material increases, a dynamical instability leads to an increased roughening of the fracture surface. Cracks moving at low speeds create atomically flat mirror-like ...

Markus J. Buehler; Huajian Gao

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective cracking of shear keys in multi-beam bridges  

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strength to resist cracking from vehicular loads, but uneven temperature changes and shrinkage strains cause high tensile stresses in the shear key regions and lead to reflective cracking. The analyses showed the highest stresses were often times near...

Sharpe, Graeme Peter

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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On the mechanism of electromagnetic microwave absorption in superfluid helium  

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In experiments on electromagnetic (EM) wave absorption in the microwave range in superfluid (SF) helium [1-3], a narrow EM field absorption line with a width on the order of (20-200) kHz was observed against the background of a wide absorption band with a width of 30-40 GHz at frequencies f{sub 0} Almost-Equal-To 110-180 GHz corresponding to the roton gap energy {Delta}{sub r}(T) in the temperature range 1.4-2.2 K. Using the so-called flexoelectric mechanism of polarization of helium atoms ({sup 4}He) in the presence of density gradients in SF helium (HeII), we show that nonresonance microwave absorption in the frequency range 170-200 GHz can be due to the existence of time-varying local density gradients produced by roton excitations in the bulk HeII. The absorption bandwidth is determined by the roton-roton scattering time in an equilibrium Boltzmann gas of rotons, which is t{sub r-r} Almost-Equal-To 3.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} s at T = 1.4 K and decreases upon heating. We propose that the anomalously narrow microwave resonance absorption line in HeII at the roton frequency f{sub 0}(T) = {Delta}r(T)/2{pi}h appears due to the following two factors: (i) the discrete structure of the spectrum of the surface EM resonator modes in the form of a periodic sequence of narrow peaks and (ii) the presence of a stationary dipole layer in HeII near the resonator surface, which forms due to polarization of {sup 4}He atoms under the action of the density gradient associated with the vanishing of the density of the SF component at the solid wall. For this reason, the relaxation of nonequilibrium rotons generated in such a surface dipole layer is strongly suppressed, and the shape and width of the microwave resonance absorption line are determined by the roton density of states, which has a sharp peak at the edge of the roton gap in the case of weak dissipation. The effective dipole moments of rotons in the dipole layer can be directed either along or across the normal to the resonator surface, which explains the experimentally observed symmetric doublet splitting of the resonance absorption line in an external dc electric field perpendicular to the resonator surface. We show that negative absorption (induced emission) of EM field quanta observed after triggering a Kapitza 'heat gun' occurs when the occupation numbers for roton states due to 'pumping' of rotons exceed the occupation numbers of EM field photons in the resonator.

Pashitskii, E. A., E-mail: pashitsk@iop.kiev.ua; Pentegov, V. I. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermophysical Properties of Helium under Multiple Shock Compression  

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The results on measurements of thermodynamic properties and electrical conductivity of Helium compressed with shock wave reverberation technique up to pressure and density of 200 GPa and 1.4 g/cc are presented. The increase of the Helium conductivity up to the values of 1000 1/(Ohm?cm) was found at the densities more than 0.7 g/cc and temperature more than 15 kK. Comparison of the experimental results with different theoretical models of thermodynamic and transport properties of shocked Helium was done.

Vladimir Ya. Ternovoi; Alexander S. Filimonov; Alexei A. Pyalling; Viktor B. Mintsev; Vladimir E. Fortov

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital radiographic systems detect boiler tube cracks  

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Boiler water wall leaks have been a major cause of steam plant forced outages. But conventional nondestructive evaluation techniques have a poor track record of detecting corrosion fatigue cracking on the inside surface of the cold side of waterwall tubing. EPRI is performing field trials of a prototype direct-digital radiographic system that promises to be a game changer. 8 figs.

Walker, S. [EPRI, Charlotte, NC (United States)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Autonomous Crack Comparometer Phase II  

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program between the two universities. Thanks are also given to the staff of the Infrastructure Technology Institute and in particular Dan Marron for all his advice and assistance during the project. I would like that daily and weekly weather related crack displacements are greater than those produced by dynamic events

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CRACKING OF PIc NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES  

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CRACKING OF PIc NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES By Sami H. Rizkalla,l Sidney H. Simmonds': and James structures for some Canadian nuclear reactors consist of a heavy concrete base, a cylindrical wall, a ring the design accident pressure. This would result in the walls and dome of the containment being stressed

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Feedback algorithm for simulation of multi-segmented cracks  

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In this paper, a method for obtaining a three dimensional crack model from a radiographic image is discussed. A genetic algorithm aiming at close simulation of crack's shape is presented. Results obtained with genetic algorithm are compared to those achieved in authors' previous work. The described algorithm has been tested on both simulated and real-life cracks.

Chady, T.; Napierala, L. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, al. Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin (Poland)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHEMENT OF CRACK INDEXES BY ELECTRICAL APPARENT RESISTIVITY DATA  

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ESTABLISHEMENT OF CRACK INDEXES BY ELECTRICAL APPARENT RESISTIVITY DATA A. Samouelian (1,2), I is indeed well adapted to recognize the electrical resistant signature of crack filled by air during-destructive geophysical methods permits a 3D temporal monitoring of the cracking patterns. Electrical resis- tivity

Boyer, Edmond

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Fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth characteristics of nanotwinned copper  

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fracture and subcritical fatigue crack growth life. Possible mechanistic origins of these trends and the resistance to stable subcritical crack growth under mono- tonic and cyclic loading, especially at lowerFracture toughness and fatigue crack growth characteristics of nanotwinned copper A. Singh a,1 , L

Suresh, Subra

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Dynamic crack response to a localized shear pulse perturbation in brittle amorphous materials: on crack surface roughening  

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Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) provides a coherent framework to evaluate quantitatively the energy flux released at the tip of a growing crack. However, the way in which the crack chooses its path in re...

D. Bonamy; K. Ravi-Chandar

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of cracking restraint at sawcut joints using the German Cracking Frame  

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. Cracks Follow Capillary Channels . . 3. Warping stress coefficients (from Bradbury). , 4. Cracks follow capillary channels. 5. Schematic representation of the slab instrumentation. . . . 6. Weather data on the day the bike trail concrete was laid... the curling stresses caused by temperature differentials through the slab, and are used to find the total stress due to bending, in a slab. The Bradbury curling coefficient (Figure 3) was developed by Bradbury in 1938 based on Westergaard analysis. Bradbury...

Vepakomma, Shilpa

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolving crack patterns in thin films with the extended finite element method  

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-exist in the film. To describe subcritical crack growth, we prescribe a kinetic law that relates the crack velocity is susceptible to subcritical cracking, obeying a kinetic law that relates the velocity of each crack to its Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Crack patterns; Subcritical cracking; Thin films

Suo, Zhigang

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Fracture Modeling of Crack Propagation in Wood and Wood Composites Including Crack Tip Processes and Fiber Bridging Mechanics  

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1 Fracture Modeling of Crack Propagation in Wood and Wood Composites Including Crack Tip Processes and Fiber Bridging Mechanics J. A. Nairn, N. Matsumoto Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University wood and wood composites develop process zones often consisting of fibers bridging the crack surfaces

Nairn, John A.

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SRS upgrades helium recovery system | National Nuclear Security  

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upgrades helium recovery system | National Nuclear Security upgrades helium recovery system | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > SRS upgrades helium recovery system SRS upgrades helium recovery system Posted By Office of Public Affairs Savannah River Site (SRS) Tritium Programs recently completed a project to design, build and relocate a new system for separating and capturing

152

Regional And Local Trends In Helium Isotopes, Basin And Range...  

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Pathways Abstract Fluids from the western margin of the Basin and Range have helium isotope ratios as high as 6-7 Ra, indicating a strong mantle melt influence and consistent...

153

Heat Transfer in Liquid Helium below 1 degrees K  

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...September 1955 research-article Heat Transfer in Liquid Helium below 1 degrees...is proportional to the specific heat and the diameter of the specimen. Thus the sole mechanism of heat transfer appears to be by phonons which...

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Helium Pumping Wall for a Liquid Lithium Tokamak Richard Majeski...  

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Helium Pumping Wall for a Liquid Lithium Tokamak Richard Majeski This invention is designed to be a subsystem of a device, a tokamak with walls or plasma facing components of...

155

Performance Assessment of a Recuperative Helium Gas Turbine System  

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Helium is considered an ideal working fluid for closed cycle gas turbines powered by the heat of nuclear reactors or solar concentrators. Energetic and exergetic based thermodynamic analyses ... applied to an act...

Rami Salah El-Emam; Ibrahim Dincer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

A Helium Isotope Perspective On The Dixie Valley, Nevada, Hydrothermal...  

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gas abundances and isotopic compositions. The helium isotopic compositions of fluids produced from the Dixie Valley geothermal field range from 0.70 to 0.76 Ra, are among the...

157

Development of High Expansion Ratio Helium Turbo Expander  

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The authors developed a high expansion ratio radial inflow turbine for a helium liquefier of 100 L/h capacity for use with a 70 MW superconductive generator. The following results were obtained from this devel...

N. Ino; A. Machida; K. Ttsugawa; Y. Arai; M. Matsuki…

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Mantle Helium And Carbon Isotopes In Separation Creek Geothermal...  

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we present the helium and carbon isotope results from the initial study of a fluid chemistry-monitoring program started in the summer of 2001 near the South Sister volcano in...

159

Mantle Helium And Carbon Isotopes In Separation Creek Geothermal Springs,  

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Mantle Helium And Carbon Isotopes In Separation Creek Geothermal Springs, Mantle Helium And Carbon Isotopes In Separation Creek Geothermal Springs, Three Sisters Area, Central Oregon- Evidence For Renewed Volcanic Activity Or A Long Term Steady State System(Question) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Mantle Helium And Carbon Isotopes In Separation Creek Geothermal Springs, Three Sisters Area, Central Oregon- Evidence For Renewed Volcanic Activity Or A Long Term Steady State System(Question) Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Here we present the helium and carbon isotope results from the initial study of a fluid chemistry-monitoring program started in the summer of 2001 near the South Sister volcano in central Oregon. The Separation Creek area which is several miles due west of the volcano is the locus of

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Crack-induced anisotropy models in The Geysers geothermal field  

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......supported by the US Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under DOE Idaho Operations Office Financial...maximum horizontal stress?, in AAPG Meeting Abstracts, Houston, Texas, March 10-13. Leary P.C. , Li Y.G., Aki......

Maya Elkibbi; Ming Yang; J. A. Rial

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

A New Wide Range Equation of State for Helium-4  

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A NEW WIDE RANGE EQUATION OF STATE FOR HELIUM-4 A Dissertation by DIEGO ORLANDO ORTIZ VEGA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR... Copyright 2013Diego Orlando Ortiz Vega ii ABSTRACT A multiparametric and fundamental equation of state is presented for the fluid thermodynamic properties of helium. The equation is valid for temperatures from the ?- line (~2.17 K) to 1500 K...

Ortiz Vega, Diego O

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Process Options for Nominal 2-K Helium Refrigeration System Designs  

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Nominal 2-K helium refrigeration systems are frequently used for superconducting radio frequency and magnet string technologies used in accelerators. This paper examines the trade-offs and approximate performance of four basic types of processes used for the refrigeration of these technologies; direct vacuum pumping on a helium bath, direct vacuum pumping using full or partial refrigeration recovery, cold compression, and hybrid compression (i.e., a blend of cold and warm sub-atmospheric compression).

Peter Knudsen, Venkatarao Ganni

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Cleavage crack-tip deformation in single-crystal zinc  

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Dislocation distribution ahead of a cleavage crack tip in single crystal Zn is observed by using the etch pit technique. The results show that the distribution has the feature predicted by the DFZ models, and both X1, the distance from the crack tip to the first dislocation and N0, the total number of dislocations ahead of the crack tip, agree with Majumdar and Burns's DFZ theory. The problems of dislocation emission from the crack tip and dislocation shielding effects on the crack tip are also discussed based on the experimental results.

Fu Ran; Q Y Long; T Y Zhang; C W Lung

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Linking Grain Boundary Structure and Composition to Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steels  

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Grain boundary structure and composition is assessed in austenitic stainless steels along with its influence on intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) in high-temperature water. Brief examples are presented illustrating effects of grain boundary character and segregation on behavior in specific light-water-reactor environments. Although grain boundary engineering can produce an increased fraction of special boundaries in austenitic stainless alloys, practical benefits depend on the boundary orientation distribution. It is critical to recognize that only coherent sigma 3s appear to be resistant to SCC and the behavior of other low sigma boundaries is uncertain. Grain boundary composition can have a dominant effect on IGSCC under certain conditions, but altered interfacial chemistry is not required for cracking. In high-potential oxidizing environments, IGSCC susceptibility is a direct function of the boundary Cr concentration. Non-equilibrium thermal segregation of Cr and Mo is often present in millannealed stainless steels and may influence cracking susceptibility. This initial grain boundary composition alters subsequent radiation-induced segregation and delays irradiation-assisted SCC susceptibility to higher doses. Other alloying elements and impurities in 300-series stainless steels have been seen to enrich grain boundaries, but few have any significant impact on IGSCC susceptibility. One exception is Si that strongly segregates during irradiation. recent results suggest that Si may accelerate crack propagation in both low- and high-potential water environments. Critical research is still needed to isolate individual grain boundary characteristics and quantitatively link to IGSCC.

Bruemmer, Stephen M.

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

165

Cracking of Composite Modified Alloy 825 Primary Air Port Tubes  

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Twenty primary air ports fabricated from modified Alloy 825-based composite tubes underwent a metallurgical examination to document the mode and extent of cracking on the external fireside surface of a kraft recovery boiler. Collectively, the crack features found are most consistent with thermal fatigue, but corrosion fatigue cannot be ruled out. Regardless of the true cracking mechanism, temperature cycling is implicated as a critical factor for crack propagation. on the basis of the relative crack lengths observed, membrane welds and tube weld repairs, and their adjacent heat-affected zones, appear to be more susceptible to cracking than the cladding itself. This work suggests that mills should avoid boiler operating conditions that promote large temperature fluctuations, which can cause Alloy 825-based composite tubes to crack.

Kish, Joseph R. [Paprican; Keiser, James R [ORNL; Singbeil, Douglas [Paprican; Willoughby, Adam W [ORNL; Longmire, Hu Foster [ORNL

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Process for magnetic beneficiating petroleum cracking catalyst  

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A process for beneficiating a particulate zeolite petroleum cracking catalyst having metal values in excess of 1000 ppm nickel equivalents. The particulate catalyst is passed through a magnetic field in the range of from about 2 Tesla to about 5 Tesla generated by a superconducting quadrupole open-gradient magnetic system for a time sufficient to effect separation of said catalyst into a plurality of zones having different nickel equivalent concentrations. A first zone has nickel equivalents of about 6,000 ppm and greater, a second zone has nickel equivalents in the range of from about 2000 ppm to about 6000 ppm, and a third zone has nickel equivalents of about 2000 ppm and less. The zones of catalyst are separated and the second zone material is recycled to a fluidized bed of zeolite petroleum cracking catalyst. The low nickel equivalent zone is treated while the high nickel equivalent zone is discarded.

Doctor, Richard D. (Lisle, IL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Process for magnetic beneficiating petroleum cracking catalyst  

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A process is described for beneficiating a particulate zeolite petroleum cracking catalyst having metal values in excess of 1000 ppm nickel equivalents. The particulate catalyst is passed through a magnetic field in the range of from about 2 Tesla to about 5 Tesla generated by a superconducting quadrupole open-gradient magnetic system for a time sufficient to effect separation of said catalyst into a plurality of zones having different nickel equivalent concentrations. A first zone has nickel equivalents of about 6,000 ppm and greater, a second zone has nickel equivalents in the range of from about 2000 ppm to about 6000 ppm, and a third zone has nickel equivalents of about 2000 ppm and less. The zones of catalyst are separated and the second zone material is recycled to a fluidized bed of zeolite petroleum cracking catalyst. The low nickel equivalent zone is treated while the high nickel equivalent zone is discarded. 1 figures.

Doctor, R.D.

1993-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

168

Fluid catalytic cracking of heavy petroleum fractions  

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A process is claimed for fluid catalytic cracking of residuum and other heavy oils comprising of gas oil, petroleum residue, reduced and whole crudes and shale oil to produce gasoline and other liquid products which are separated in various streams in a fractionator and associated vapor recovery equipment. The heat from combustion of coke on the coked catalyst is removed by reacting sulfur-containing coke deposits with steam and oxygen in a separate stripper-gasifier to produce a low btu gas stream comprising of sulfur compounds, methane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide at a temperature of from about 1100/sup 0/F. To about 2200/sup 0/F. The partially regenerated catalyst then undergoes complete carbon removal in a regeneration vessel. The regenerated catalyst is recycled for re-use in the cracking of heavy petroleum fractions. The liquid products are gasoline, distillates, heavy fuel oil, and light hydrocarbons.

McHenry, K.W.

1981-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

169

Static strength assessment of cracked tubular joints  

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Results from a number of investigations on the ultimate capacity of cracked tubular joints are available. A comparison of the results with predictions from parametric equations for the static strength capacity of intact joints indicates that the presence of a defect can have a significant influence on the joint capacity. The data, which were obtained from experiments on small-scale and large-scale tests and numerical analyses, are assessed in this paper. A range of tubular joint geometries containing surface and through-thickness cracks are considered. The data are assessed with respect to characteristic static strength predictions and fracture mechanics predictions based on the use of the Failure Assessment Diagram approach. Finally, an outline of current research in this area is presented.

Stacey, A.; Sharp, J.V. [Health and Safety Executive, London (United Kingdom). Offshore Safety Div.; Nichols, N.W. [AEA Technology, Culham (United Kingdom)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Subcritical crack growth in fibrous materials  

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We present experiments on the slow growth of a single crack in a fax paper sheet submitted to a constant force $F$. We find that statistically averaged crack growth curves can be described by only two parameters : the mean rupture time $\\tau$ and a characteristic growth length $\\zeta$. We propose a model based on a thermally activated rupture process that takes into account the microstructure of cellulose fibers. The model is able to reproduce the shape of the growth curve, the dependence of $\\zeta$ on $F$ as well as the effect of temperature on the rupture time $\\tau$. We find that the length scale at which rupture occurs in this model is consistently close to the diameter of cellulose microfibrils.

Santucci, Stéphane; Deschanel, Stéphanie; Vanel, Loic; Ciliberto, Sergio

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Detection of significant differences between absorption spectra of neutral helium and low temperature photoionized helium plasmas  

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In this work, spectral investigations of photoionized He plasmas were performed. The photoionized plasmas were created by irradiation of helium stream, with intense pulses from laser-plasma extreme ultraviolet (EUV) source. The EUV source was based on a double-stream Xe/Ne gas-puff target irradiated with 10 ns/10 J Nd:YAG laser pulses. The most intense emission from the source spanned a relatively narrow spectral region below 20 nm, however, spectrally integrated intensity at longer wavelengths was also significant. The EUV radiation was focused onto a gas stream, injected into a vacuum chamber synchronously with the EUV pulse. The long-wavelength part of the EUV radiation was used for backlighting of the photoionized plasmas to obtain absorption spectra. Both emission and absorption spectra in the EUV range were investigated. Significant differences between absorption spectra acquired for neutral helium and low temperature photoionized plasmas were demonstrated for the first time. Strong increase of intensities and spectral widths of absorption lines, together with a red shift of the K-edge, was shown.

Bartnik, A.; Wachulak, P.; Fiedorowicz, H.; Fok, T.; Jarocki, R.; Szczurek, M. [Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw (Poland)] [Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw (Poland)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Structures for dense, crack free thin films  

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The process described herein provides a simple and cost effective method for making crack free, high density thin ceramic film. The steps involve depositing a layer of a ceramic material on a porous or dense substrate. The deposited layer is compacted and then the resultant laminate is sintered to achieve a higher density than would have been possible without the pre-firing compaction step.

Jacobson, Craig P. (Lafayette, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA); De Jonghe, Lutgard C. (Lafayette, CA)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

173

Stress Corrosion Cracking of the Drip Shield, the Waste Package Outer Barrier, and the Stainless Steel Structural Material  

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Stress corrosion cracking is one of the most common corrosion-related causes for premature breach of metal structural components. Stress corrosion cracking is the initiation and propagation of cracks in structural components due to three factors that must be present simultaneously: metallurgical susceptibility, critical environment, and static (or sustained) tensile stresses. This report was prepared according to ''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Modeling and Analysis of the Waste Form and Waste Package'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 171583]). The purpose of this report is to provide an evaluation of the potential for stress corrosion cracking of the engineered barrier system components (i.e., the drip shield, waste package outer barrier, and waste package stainless steel inner structural cylinder) under exposure conditions consistent with the repository during the regulatory period of 10,000 years after permanent closure. For the drip shield and waste package outer barrier, the critical environment is conservatively taken as any aqueous environment contacting the metal surfaces. Appendix B of this report describes the development of the SCC-relevant seismic crack density model (SCDM). The consequence of a stress corrosion cracking breach of the drip shield, the waste package outer barrier, or the stainless steel inner structural cylinder material is the initiation and propagation of tight, sometimes branching, cracks that might be induced by the combination of an aggressive environment and various tensile stresses that can develop in the drip shields or the waste packages. The Stainless Steel Type 316 inner structural cylinder of the waste package is excluded from the stress corrosion cracking evaluation because the Total System Performance Assessment for License Application (TSPA-LA) does not take credit for the inner cylinder. This document provides a detailed description of the process-level models that can be applied to assess the performance of Alloy 22 (used for the waste package outer barrier) and Titanium Grade 7 (used for the drip shield) that are subjected to the effects of stress corrosion cracking. The use of laser peening or other residual stress mitigation techniques is considered as a means of mitigating stress corrosion cracking in the waste package final closure lid weld.

G. Gordon

2004-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

174

David Lee, Douglas Osheroff, Superfluidity, and Helium 3  

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David Lee, Douglas Osheroff, Superfluidity, and Helium 3 David Lee, Douglas Osheroff, Superfluidity, and Helium 3 Resources with Additional Information David M. Lee and Douglas D. Osheroff received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for 'their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3'. "In 1976, Lee shared with Richardson and Osheroff their earliest recognition for studies of superfluidity, the Simon Memorial Prize of the British Physical Society. The Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society followed for the trio in 1981. ... Douglas D. Osheroff Douglas D. Osheroff Courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, AIP Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates David Lee David M. Lee Photo by Janerik Henriksson, Courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archievs, W.F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureate From 1966-67, Lee was a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory ... ."1 His research at Cornell University includes " Low Temperature Physics: Normal and superfluid 3He, studies of the orientation of solid helium by optical birefringence, solid 3He and 4He, lambda phase diagram of 3He - 4He mixtures, quasiparticle tunneling in superconductors, magnetic resonance and ultrasound techniques, cooling by adiabatic demagnetization and the Pomeranchuk technique, spin waves in spin polarized hydrogen gas, high concentrations of hydrogen and nitrogen atons via matrix isolation by impurity-helium solids, magnetism, electron spin resonance."2

175

Coexistence of superfluid and solid helium in aerogel  

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The results of recent neutron scattering studies of solid helium in silica aerogel are discussed. Previously I.V. Kalinin et al., Pis'ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 87 (1), 743 (2008) [JETP Lett. 87 (1), 645 (2008)], we detected the existence of a superfluid phase in solid helium at a temperature below 0.6 K and a pressure of 51 bar, although, according to the phase diagram, helium should be in the solid state under these conditions. This work is a continuation of the above studies whose main goal was to examine the detected phenomenon and to establish basic parameters of the existence of a superfluid phase. We have determined the temperature of the superfluid transition from solid to superfluid helium, T{sub C} = 1.3 K, by analyzing experimental data. The superfluid phase excitation parameters (lifetime, intensity, and energy) have a temperature dependence similar to that of bulk helium. The superfluid phase coexists with the solid phase in the entire measured temperature range from T = 0.05 K to T{sub C} and is a nonequilibrium one and disappears at T{sub C}.

Kalinin, I. V. [Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation); Kats, E. I.; Koza, M. [Institut Laue-Langevin (France); Lauter, V. V. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Lauter, H. [Institut Laue-Langevin (France); Puchkov, A. V., E-mail: puchkov@ippe.r [Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

Irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking of materials from commercial BWRs: Role of grain-boundary microchemistry  

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Constant-extension-rate tensile tests and grain-boundary analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy which were conducted on high- and commercial-purity (HP and CP) Type 304 stainless steel (SS) specimens from irradiated boiling-water reactor (BWR) components to determine susceptibility to irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) and to identify the mechanisms of intergranular failure. The susceptibility of HP neutron absorber tubes to intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) was higher than that of CP absorber tubes or CP control blade sheath. Contrary to previous beliefs, susceptibility to intergranular fracture could not be correlated with radiation-induced segregation of impurities such as Si, P, C, N, or S, but a correlation was obtained with grain-boundary Cr concentration, indicating a role for Cr depletion that promotes IASCC. Detailed analysis of grain-boundary chemistry was conducted on neutron absorber tubes that were fabricated from two similar heats of HP Type 304 SS of virtually identical bulk chemical composition but exhibiting a significant difference in susceptibility to IGSCC for similar fluence. Grain-boundary concentrations of Cr, Ni, Si, P, S, and C in the crack-resistant and susceptible HP heats were virtually identical. However, grain boundaries of the cracking-resistant material contained less N and more B and Li (transmutation product from B) than those of the crack-susceptible material, indicating beneficial effects of low N and high B contents.

Chung, H.M.; Ruther, W.E.; Sanecki, J.E.; Hins, A.G.; Kassner, T.F.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

To Crack or Not to Crack: Strain in High TemperatureSuperconductors  

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Round wire Bi 2212 is emerging as a viable successor ofNb3Sn in High Energy Physics and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, to generatemagnetic fields that surpass the intrinsic limitations of Nb3Sn. Ratherbold claims are made on achievable magnetic fields in applications usingBi 2212, due to the materials' estimated critical magnetic field of 100 Tor higher. High transport currents in high magnetic fields, however, leadto large stress on, and resulting large strain in the superconductor. Theeffect of strain on the critical properties of Bi-2212 is far fromunderstood, and strain is, as with Nb3Sn, often treated as a secondaryparameter in the design of superconducting magnets. Reversibility of thestrain induced change of the critical surface of Nb3Sn, points to anelectronic origin of the observed strain dependence. Record breaking highfield magnets are enabled by virtue of such reversible behavior. Straineffects on the critical surface of Bi-2212, in contrast, are mainlyirreversible and suggest a non-electronic origin of the observed straindependence, which appears to be dominated by the formation of cracks inthe superconductor volumes. A review is presented of available results onthe effects of strain on the critical surface of Bi-2212, Bi-2223 andYBCO. It is shown how a generic behavior emerges for the (axial) straindependence of the critical current density, and how the irreversiblereduction of the critical current density is dominated by strain inducedcrack formation in the superconductor. From this generic model it becomesclear that magnets using high temperature superconductors will be strainlimited far before the intrinsic magnetic field limitations will beapproached, or possibly even before the magnetic field limitation ofNb3Sn can be surpassed. On a positive note, in a very promising recentresult from NIST on the axial strain dependence of the critical currentdensity in extremely well aligned YBCO, reversible behavior was observed.This result emphasizes the need for further conductor development,specifically for round wire Bi-2212, to generate a wire with a similarreversible dependence on strain. Availability of such a wire will enablethe construction of magnets that can indeed generate fields that farsurpass the limitations of Nb3Sn superconductors.

Godeke, Arno

2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

178

Method and apparatus for generating a natural crack  

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A method and apparatus for generating a measurable natural crack includes forming a primary notch in the surface of a solid material. A nonsustained single pressure pulse is then generated in the vicinity of the primary notch, reuslting in the formation of a shock wave which travels through the material. The shock wave creates a measurable natural crack within the material which extends from the primary notch. The natural crack formed possesses predictable geometry, location and orientation.

Fulton, F.J.; Honodel, C.A.; Holman, W.R.; Weingart, R.C.

1982-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

179

A cryogenic axial-centrifugal compressor for superfluid helium refrigeration  

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CERN's new project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), will use superfluid helium as coolant for its high-field superconducting magnets and therefore require large capacity refrigeration at 1.8 K. This may only be achieved by subatmospheric compression of gaseous helium at cryogenic temperature. To stimulate development of this technology, CERN has procured from industry prototype Cold Compressor Units (CCU). This unit is based on a cryogenic axial-centrifugal compressor, running on ceramic ball bearings and driven by a variable-frequency electrical motor operating under low-pressure helium at ambient temperature. The machine has been commissioned and is now in operation. After describing basic constructional features of the compressor, we report on measured performance.

Decker, L; Schustr, P; Vins, M; Brunovsky, I; Lebrun, P; Tavian, L

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Strong nuclear force in cold antihydrogen-helium collisions  

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We calculate cross sections for elastic scattering and annihilation in antihydrogen-helium collisions at low energies. The calculations are based on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, and incorporate the effects of the strong interaction through a scattering length approach. We find that the strong nuclear force not only causes significant annihilation, but also cannot be neglected in the elastic channel. In the zero energy limit we obtain the scattering length a=-7.69-3.80i a.u. for ground state antihydrogen-helium collisions. Annihilation is found to dominate over elastic scattering up to a temperature about 3 K. Loosely bound metastable antihydrogen-helium states are also investigated, and it is found that a number of relatively long-lived states with up to three units of angular momentum exist.

Jonsell, S. [Department of Physics, Umeaa University, SE-90187 Umeaa (Sweden); Froelich, P.; Eriksson, S. [Department of Quantum Chemistry, Box 518, Uppsala University, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden); Strasburger, K. [Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland)

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Vibration Diagnosis of Elastic Shafts with A Transverse Crack.  

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??Detection of the shaft crack in a rotating machine is one of the most challenging problems in equipment predictive maintenance. In the available literature, various… (more)

Cai, ZHONGYI

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

White-Etching Crack Failure Overview, Tomography Analysis, and...  

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White-Etching Crack Failure Overview, Tomography Analysis, and Test Development Presented by Aaron Greco of Argonne National Laboratory at the Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014....

183

Investigation of White Etching Crack (WEC) Formation Mechanisms...  

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Investigation of White Etching Crack (WEC) Formation Mechanisms Under Non-hydrogen Charged Test Conditions Presented by Alex Richardson, Afton Chemical (representing University of...

184

Hot Rolling Scrap Reduction through Edge Cracking and Surface...  

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properties as a routine part of design. OEMs design typically with linear elastic fracture mechanics, isotropic crack direction criteria (maximum tensile stress) In...

185

A heavy oil thermal cracking simulation program  

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Correlations were developed to simulate the thermal cracking reaction of petroleum vacuum distillation residues through pilot plant data analysis. They use charge properties like specific gravity, viscosity, sulphur content and initial boiling point to give the yield and quality of products as a function of conversion, which is measured in terms of wt.% products with normal boiling point below 350{degrees}C. The mixture is represented with 24 lumps, and kinetic parameters for the reaction feed {r_arrow} products were also found as a function of feedstock properties. Finally, a computer program was developed to simulate fired heater operation for visbreaking and delayed coking units. 3 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Maciel, R. [UNICAMP, Campinas (Brazil); Sugaya, M.F. [Petrobrais, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

186

White Dwarfs in NGC 6791: Avoiding the Helium Flash  

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We propose that the anomalously bright white dwarf luminosity function observed in NGC 6791 (Bedin et al 2005) is the consequence of the formation of 0.5 Msun white dwarfs with Helium cores instead of Carbon cores. This may happen if mass loss during the ascent of the Red Giant Branch is strong enough to prevent a star from reaching the Helium flash. Such a model can explain the slower white dwarf cooling (relative to standard models) and fits naturally with scenarios advanced to explain Extreme Horizontal Branch stars, a population of which are also found in this cluster.

Brad Hansen

2005-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

187

Crack initiation and crack growth resistance of Ti-48Al-2Cr sheet material  

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The present paper reports on the fracture toughness tests conducted on Ti-48Al-2Cr sheet material with near-gamma microstructure produced by hot rolling. Compact tension specimens were sectioned from sheet material and tested at room temperature to determine the fracture toughness and crack growth resistance curves. The deformation and fracture behavior were studied on tested specimens.

Dogan, B.; Schwalbe, K.H. [GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht (Germany)] [GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht (Germany); Clemens, H. [Plansee AG, Reutte (Austria)] [Plansee AG, Reutte (Austria)

1998-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

188

An evaluation of crack front effect on threshold and crack propagation  

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That a through-thickness crack may exhibit over the entire fatigue crack propagation (FCP) regime morphological variations such as curvature, deviation and deflection appears to be very common. This effect is hereafter referred to as the crack front effect (CFE). It includes the practical consequence that when CFE occurs, local crack length, and hence the surface and the through-thickness data derived, tend to differ. Apparently, the difference should not be significant a least for thin specimens, for which data acquisition on one face suffices, and therefore, problems resulting from CFE can be neglected in certain cases. The authors became involved in the CFE problem while studying hysteresis effects in the threshold regime, particularly when post-threshold non-propagation was observed on the surface. In brief, the specimens had a section thickness of 4mm, i.e., relatively thin (B/W = 0.066), and according to the ASIM test recommendations the surface data should have been accurate. The major questions which arose were, however, whether surface and through-thickness effects are comparable, and how reliable surface observations are. Pure copper was chosen as the material since it exhibits a mixed mode fracture path, and thus should be inherently prone to yield CFE.

Vaidya, W.V.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial characterisation of the helium plasma produced by the axial injection torch (TIA) at atmospheric pressure  

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This work presents the radial characterisation of a helium plasma produced by the “Torch à Injection Axiale ... using a collisional-radiative model for helium at atmospheric pressure, the electronic density and e...

R. Álvarez; A. Rodero; M. C. Quintero

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Date: Thursday May 23, 2013 Program: UHV Helium Ion Microscopy HR  

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Date: Thursday May 23, 2013 Program: UHV Helium Ion Microscopy HR Speakers: Gregor Hlawacek Helium selected investigations performed with the UTwente UHV-HIM in the last few years. The actual challenge, why

Twente, Universiteit

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Corrosion-fatigue crack growth behavior of surface crack on AH36 TMCP steel weld in seawater  

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Fatigue crack growth behavior in seawater of surface crack on the weld was studied with a structural steel, AH36, manufactured by the thermo-mechanical control process (TMCP). Crack growth rate was measured for the surface cracks located in different regions of weld, such as the heat affected zone, the weld metal and the base metal. Influence of the welding condition was investigated with the variation of heat inputs of 80, 120 and 180 kJ/cm. Electrochemical analysis of each region of the weld was also performed to investigate the corrosion behavior between the weld and the base metal.

Kweon, Y.G.; Jeong, H.D.; Chang, R.W. [Research Inst. of Industrial Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea, Republic of). Welding Research Center

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

192

Spatial Characterization of the Atmospheric-Pressure Moderate-Power He Microwave-Induced Plasma  

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Three-dimensional emission profiles of several metallic and nonmetallic elements from a moderate-power (450 W) atmospheric-pressure helium microwave-induced plasma (He MIP) are...

Pak, Yong-Nam; Koirtyohann, S R

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT  

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE HELIUM-COOLED DIVERTOR PLATE CONCEPT X.R. Wanga , S Consulting, Fliederweg 3, 76351 Linkenheim, Germany A helium-cooled plate-type divertor design concept has of the concept in the high heat flux zone. This paper describes the design optimization of the helium

Raffray, A. René

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that the critical crack-tip opening angle (CTOA) value measured on the specimen... fracture changes a Mode-I type of crack growth to a mixed-mode IIII type of crack growth. It...

195

A nanomechanical investigation of the crack tip process zone of marble  

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This study explores the interaction between crack initiation and nanomechanical properties in the crack tip process zone (zone of microcracking at the tip of a propagating crack) of a brittle geomaterial. Samples of Carrara ...

Brooks, Zenzile (Zenzile Z.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Fatigue of polycrystalline silicon for MEMS applications: Crack growth and stability under resonant loading conditions  

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S.B. , 1999. Subcritical crack growth in silicon MEMS. J.appearance of subcritical crack growth in the absence ofbe mistaken for subcritical fatigue-crack growth when the

Muhlstein, C.L.; Howe, R.T.; Ritchie, R.O.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Turbulent Mixing on Helium-Accreting White Dwarfs  

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An attractive scenario for producing Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is a double detonation, where detonation of an accreted helium layer triggers ignition of a C/O core. Whether or not such a mechanism can explain some or most SNe Ia depends on the properties of the helium burning, which in turn is set by the composition of the surface material. Using a combination of semi-analytic and simple numerical models, I explore when turbulent mixing due to hydrodynamic instabilities during the accretion process can mix C/O core material up into the accreted helium. Mixing is strongest at high accretion rates, large white dwarf (WD) masses, and slow spin rates. The mixing would result in subsequent helium burning that better matches the observed properties of SNe Ia. In some cases, there is considerable mixing that can lead to more than 50% C/O in the accreted layer at the time of ignition. These results will hopefully motivate future theoretical studies of such strongly mixed conditions. Mixing also has implications for...

Piro, Anthony L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Heat Transfer Between Solids and Liquid Helium II  

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...February 1961 research-article Heat Transfer Between Solids and Liquid Helium...According to this author, the transfer of heat from the solid surface to the...least, some other mechanism of heat transfer may be involved. The Royal Society...

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Propagating solitary waves along a rapidly moving crack front  

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... Much recent research has focused on crack front coherence and roughening. Simplified models (mode III) of fracture as well as more general models of ... the cumulative effect of numerous asperities would be to cause a crack front to continually roughen. We point out that despite this possibility of increasing roughness, the propagating nature of ...

Eran Sharon; Gil Cohen; Jay Fineberg

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Fracture mechanics analysis of slow crack growth in polyethylene  

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Slow crack growth in polyethylene is often the limiting factor in long-term service of plastic pipe or other structural applications. A new test method and analysis method was developed to study slow crack growth in polyethylene. Two high density...

Self, Robert Alan

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The Influence of Crystallographic Orientation on Crack Tip Displacements of  

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consists of 212 randomly shaped, sized and oriented grains, loaded monotonically in uniaxial tension to a maximum load of 0.9Rp0.2 (240 MPa). The influence that a random grain structure imposes on a Stage I crack will preferably follow the slip plane where the crack tip opening displacement is highest, we show

Cizelj, Leon

202

Prediction of pure water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) in nickel base alloys using crack growth rate models  

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The Ford/Andresen slip dissolution SCC model, originally developed for stainless steel components in BWR environments, has been applied to Alloy 600 and Alloy X-750 tested in deaerated pure water chemistry. A method is described whereby the crack growth rates measured in compact tension specimens can be used to estimate crack growth in a component. Good agreement was found between model prediction and measured SCC in X-750 threaded fasteners over a wide range of temperatures, stresses, and material condition. Most data support the basic assumption of this model that cracks initiate early in life. The evidence supporting a particular SCC mechanism is mixed. Electrochemical repassivation data and estimates of oxide fracture strain indicate that the slip dissolution model can account for the observed crack growth rates, provided primary rather than secondary creep rates are used. However, approximately 100 cross-sectional TEM foils of SCC cracks including crack tips reveal no evidence of enhanced plasticity or unique dislocation patterns at the crack tip or along the crack to support a classic slip dissolution mechanism. No voids, hydrides, or microcracks are found in the vicinity of the crack tips creating doubt about classic hydrogen related mechanisms. The bulk oxide films exhibit a surface oxide which is often different than the oxides found within a crack. Although bulk chromium concentration affects the rate of SCC, analytical data indicates the mechanism does not result from chromium depletion at the grain boundaries. The overall findings support a corrosion/dissolution mechanism but not one necessarily related to slip at the crack tip.

Thompson, C.D.; Krasodomski, H.T.; Lewis, N.; Makar, G.L.

1995-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

203

Impurity gettering in silicon using cavities formed by helium implantation and annealing  

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Impurity gettering in silicon wafers is achieved by a new process consisting of helium ion implantation followed by annealing. This treatment creates cavities whose internal surfaces are highly chemically reactive due to the presence of numerous silicon dangling bonds. For two representative transition-metal impurities, copper and nickel, the binding energies at cavities were demonstrated to be larger than the binding energies in precipitates of metal silicide, which constitutes the basis of most current impurity gettering. As a result the residual concentration of such impurities after cavity gettering is smaller by several orders of magnitude than after precipitation gettering. Additionally, cavity gettering is effective regardless of the starting impurity concentration in the wafer, whereas precipitation gettering ceases when the impurity concentration reaches a characteristic solubility determined by the equilibrium phase diagram of the silicon-metal system. The strong cavity gettering was shown to induce dissolution of metal-silicide particles from the opposite side of a wafer. 4 figs.

Myers, S.M. Jr.; Bishop, D.M.; Follstaedt, D.M.

1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

204

Instructions for filling liquid Helium for the 800 MHz magnet This is a twoperson job and will require 2 x 100 liter tanks of liquid helium if filling  

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and will require 2 x 100 liter tanks of liquid helium if filling from 207 mm (41%). · Move the ladder to the side and place the helium tank to the right of the leg facing the 500 system and as close to the magnet as possible. · Cut all ties from the helium tanks · Hand tighten the homemade fitting to the vent port

Oliver, Douglas L.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted cracking resistance Sample Search...  

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crack... and the time-dependent, environmentally-assisted, crack initiation and subcritical growth in the oxide layer... of exploring these prin- ciples is seen in Figure 5....

206

The significance of crack-resistance curves to the mixed-mode fracture toughness of human cortical bone  

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in the presence of subcritical crack growth. It involvesgrowth (not crack initiation). As a result, stable (subcritical)

Zimmermann, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Analysis of composite tube cracking in recovery boiler floors  

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Cracking of co-extruded (generally identified as composite) floor tubes in kraft black liquor recovery boilers was first observed in Scandinavia, but this problem has now been found in many North American boilers. In most cases, cracking in the outer 304L stainless steel has not progressed into the carbon steel, but the potential for such crack propagation is a cause of concern. A multidimensional study has been initiated to characterize the cracking seen in composite floor tubes, to measure the residual stresses resulting from composite tube fabrication, and to predict the stresses in tubes under operating conditions. The characterization studies include review of available reports and documents on composite tube cracking, metallographic examination of a substantial number of cracked tubes, and evaluation of the dislocation structure in cracked tubes. Neutron and X-ray diffraction are being used to determine the residual stresses in composite tubes from two major manufacturers, and finite element analysis is being used to predict the stresses in the tubes during normal operation and under conditions where thermal fluctuations occur.

Keiser, J.R.; Taljat, B.; Wang, X.L.; Maziasz, P.J.; Hubbard, C.R.; Swindeman, R.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Singbeil, D.L.; Prescott, R. [Pulp and Paper Research Inst. of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

IMPROVEMENTS OF HELIUM LIQUEFACTION/REFRIGERATION PLANTS AND APPLICATIONS  

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Design features for a new range of helium liquefiers and refrigerators with capacities ranging from 30 to 280 l/h of liquid helium (LHe) and 100 to 900 Watt respectively. The latest He cold box development shows an increased efficiency due to improved turbine and heat exchanger design. Other benefits of the new design include short cool-down times and a very compact design which offers better flexibility and process control. The modularity of the system was designed in order to cover a wide range of applications like sophisticated shield cooling at different temperature levels or simultaneous operation modes for He liquefaction and refrigeration purposes. The presentation will highlight the individual improvements in the design.

K.-H. Berdais; H. Wilhelm; Th. Ungricht

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Elastic Electron Scattering from Tritium and Helium-3  

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The mirror nuclei of tritium and helium-3 have been studied by the method of elastic electron scattering. Absolute cross sections have been measured for incident electron energies in the range 110 - 690 MeV at scattering angles lying between 40 degrees and 135 degrees in this energy range. The data have been interpreted in a straightforward manner and form factors are given for the distributions of charge and magnetic moment in the two nuclei over a range of four-momentum transfer squared 1.0 - 8.0 F{sup -2}. Model-independent radii of the charge and magnetic moment distributions are given and an attempt is made to deduce form factors describing the spatial distribution of the protons in tritium and helium-3.

Collard, H.; Hofstadter, R.; Hughes, E. B.; Johansson, A.; Yearian, M. R.; Day, R. B.; Wagner, R. T.

1964-10-00T23:59:59.000Z

210

Coefficients of the second viscosity in bulk liquid helium  

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The coefficients of the second viscosity in bulk liquid helium are evaluated explicitly as a function of temperature via interactions between the anomalous excitation spectrums. The four coefficients of the second viscosity exhibit a T-1 dependence at low temperatures (well below 0.6 K), which is due to three-phonon processes originating from the anomalous dispersion at very low momenta and temperatures.

Chung-In Um; Chul-Won Jun; Thomas F. George

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Multiple reheat helium Brayton cycles for sodium fast reactors  

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Sodium fast reactors (SFR) traditionally adopt the steam Rankine cycle for power conversion. The resulting potential for water-sodium reaction remains a continuing concern which at least partly delays the SFR technology commercialization and is a contributor to higher capital cost. Supercritical CO2 provides an alternative, but is also capable of sustaining energetic chemical reactions with sodium. Recent development on advanced inert-gas Brayton cycles could potentially solve this compatibility issue, increase thermal efficiency, and bring down the capital cost close to light water reactors. In this paper, helium Brayton cycles with multiple reheat and intercooling states are presented for SFRs with reactor outlet temperatures in the range of 510°C to 650°C. The resulting thermal efficiencies range from 39% and 47%, which is comparable with supercritical recompression CO2 cycles (SCO2 cycle). A systematic comparison between multiple reheat helium Brayton cycle and the SCO2 cycle is given, considering compatibility issues, plant site cooling temperature effect on plant efficiency, full plant cost optimization, and other important factors. The study indicates that the multiple reheat helium cycle is the preferred choice over SCO2 cycle for sodium fast reactors.

Haihua Zhao; Per F. Peterson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Mathematical modeling of a Fermilab helium liquefier coldbox  

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Fermilab Central Helium Liquefier (CHL) facility is operated 24 hours-a-day to supply 4.6{degrees}K for the Fermilab Tevatron superconducting proton-antiproton collider Ring and to recover warm return gases. The centerpieces of the CHL are two independent cold boxes rated at 4000 and 5400 liters/hour with LN{sub 2} precool. These coldboxes are Claude cycle and have identical heat exchangers trains, but different turbo-expanders. The Tevatron cryogenics demand for higher helium supply from CHL was the driving force to investigate an installation of an expansion engine in place of the Joule-Thompson valve. A mathematical model was developed to describe the thermo- and gas-dynamic processes for the equipment included in the helium coldbox. The model is based on a finite element approach, opposite to a global variables approach, thus providing for higher accuracy and conversion stability. Though the coefficients used in thermo- and gas-dynamic equations are unique for a given coldbox, the general approach, the equations, the methods of computations, and most of the subroutines written in FORTRAN can be readily applied to different coldboxes. The simulation results are compared against actual operating data to demonstrate applicability of the model.

Geynisman, M.G.; Walker, R.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Author's personal copy Effect of fluid salinity on subcritical crack propagation in calcite  

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Author's personal copy Effect of fluid salinity on subcritical crack propagation in calcite Fatma Accepted 22 October 2012 Available online 31 October 2012 Keywords: Subcritical crack growth Calcite Salt Damage The slow propagation of cracks, also called subcritical crack growth, is a mechanism of fracturing

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A three-dimensional validation of crack curvature in muscovite mica  

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Experimental and computational efforts focused on characterizing crack tip curvature in muscovite mica. Wedge-driven cracks were propagated under monochromatic light. Micrographs verified the subtle curvature of the crack front near the free surface. A cohesive approach was employed to model mixed-mode fracture in a three-dimensional framework. Finite element calculations captured the crack curvature observed in experiment.

J. C. Hill; J. W. Foulk III; P. A. Klein; E. P. Chen

2001-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

215

EFFECT OF VISCOUS GRAIN BRIDGING ON CYCLIC FATIGUE-CRACK GROWTH IN MONOLITHIC CERAMICS  

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, toughness, creep, and subcritical crack growth [1± 10]. Under quasi-static loading, subcritical crack growthEFFECT OF VISCOUS GRAIN BRIDGING ON CYCLIC FATIGUE-CRACK GROWTH IN MONOLITHIC CERAMICS AT ELEVATED allow for consistent crack-growth monitoring in these materials at high temperatures, and even

Ritchie, Robert

216

Cyclic fatigue-crack propagation in sapphire in air and simulated physiological environments  

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for the first time in sapphire for both modes of subcritical cracking. It was found that growth rates were on the subcritical crack-growth prop- erties of sapphire. In general, crack growth in many polycrystalline ce- ramics loads. This article describes an investigation of subcritical crack growth in sapphire under both mon

Ritchie, Robert

217

Thermal cracking in disc brakes Thomas J. Mackin *,1  

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Thermal cracking in disc brakes Thomas J. Mackin *,1 , Steven C. Noe, K.J. Ball, B.C. Bedell, D, or hub, which is connected to the wheel and axle, and an inboard and outboard braking surface

Salvaggio, Carl

218

Energy Recovery System for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units  

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This paper describes the power and heat recovery processes and equipment for modern fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units made possible by improvements in catalyst fines removal technology and the availability of erosion resistant high temperature...

Wen, H.; Lou, S. C.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Automated crack control analysis for concrete pavement construction  

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The focus of this research is on the control of random cracking in concrete paving by using sawcut notch locations in the early stages of construction. This is a major concern in concrete pavement construction. This research also addresses a...

Jang, Se Hoon

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Modeling of crack initiation, propagation and coalescence in rocks  

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Natural or artificial fracturing of rock plays a very important role in geologic processes and for engineered structures in and on rock. Fracturing is associated with crack initiation, propagation and coalescence, which ...

Gonçalves da Silva, Bruno Miguel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Delayed hydride cracking behavior for ZIRCALOY-2 tubing  

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The delayed hydride cracking (DHC) behavior for ZIRCALOY-2 tubing was characterized at temperatures ranging from 93 °C to 288 °C. Testing was performed on the three types of pressure tubes that were used in th...

F. H. Huang; W. J. Mills

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Field Examples of Axial Cracked Bearings in Wind Turbine Gearboxes...  

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Field Examples of Axial Cracked Bearings in Wind Turbine Gearboxes Presented by Paul John Baker of FrontierPro Services at the Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar 2014. 141030 Axial...

223

SAFT Imaging of Transverse Cracks in Austenitic and Dissimilar Welds  

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Up to now there is no sufficient technique to detect transverse cracks in austenitic and dissimilar welds which recently are of increasing interest in the integrity surveillance of nuclear power plants as well as...

Christian Höhne; Sanjeevareddy Kolkoori…

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Failure analysis of a cracked diesel engine clutch spring plate  

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A diesel engine clutch spring plate used in a truck cracked when testing was being performed. The crack initiated from the middle of the thickness direction of the plate and propagated toward the front and the back of the plate. Fractographic studies indicate that brittle intergranular fracture was the dominant failure mechanism. Many parallel band structures were observed along the radial direction of the plate in the intergranular fracture region; a high density of secondary cracks and fine intergranular particles were found in this banded region. Metallurgical examinations indicated segregation of elongated MnS inclusions and the presence of granular vanadium carbides along the radial direction of the plate, at the location of the crack origin. Segregation of the elongated MnS inclusions leads to a reduction in toughness, and the combined segregation of inclusions and impurity elements at grain boundaries result in weakening of the boundaries. These conditions led to the intergranular brittle fracture of the clutch spring plate.

Zhiwei Yu; Xiaolei Xu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Fracture-mechanics analysis of iodine stress-corrosion crack propagation in zircaloy tubing used to clad oxide-pellet fuel rods. LWBR Development Program  

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A fracture mechanics model is presented for analysis of iodine induced stress corrosion crack growth in Zircaloy tubing. The model utilizes a power law to relate crack velocity to stress intensity factor, a hyperbolic tangent function for the influence of iodine concentration, and an exponential function for the influence of temperature and material strength. Comparisons of predicted to measured failure times show that predicted failure times are within a factor of two of the measured failure times for a majority of the specimens considered.

Crescimanno, P.J.; Campbell, W.R.; Goldberg, I.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

The Helium-Core Mass at the Helium Flash in Low-Mass Red Giant Stars: Observations and Theory  

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The method developed by Raffelt (1990a,b,c) to estimate a possible increase in the standard values of the helium-core mass at the tip of the red giant branch, $\\Mc$, from properties of the color-magnitude diagrams of Galactic globular clusters is employed. In the present study, we revise and update Raffelt's database, including also constraints from RR Lyrae pulsation, and find that a small increase, by $\\Delta\\Mc \\approx 0.01\\pm 0.015 \\Msun$, cannot be ruled out with the present data and evolutionary models. Our new upper limits on $\\Delta\\Mc$ are less restrictive than those previously obtained by Raffelt, as are the corresponding constraints on novel astroparticle phenomena which may affect the evolution of low-mass red giants. Within the estimated uncertainties, however, the standard values of $\\Mc$ may also be acceptable. Raffelt's method does not rule out a low envelope helium abundance in globular cluster giants, though again the standard values are compatible with the available constraints. The influence of a non-solar ratio for the $\\alpha$-capture elements upon these results is also investigated. In addition, we review several aspects of the input physics employed in red giant stellar evolutionary calculations, with the purpose of evaluating possible sources of uncertainty in the value of the helium-core mass at the helium flash that is obtained from evolutionary computations, such as: heat conduction by electrons in the degenerate core; Coulomb effects upon the Equation of State; triple-$\\alpha$ reaction rates and screening factors; neutrino emission rates, both standard and enhanced by a possible non-zero magnetic moment; stellar rotation; microscopic element diffusion; and energy losses by axions and Weakly Interacting Massive Particles.

M. Catelan; J. A. de Freitas Pacheco; J. E. Horvath

1995-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

227

J-integral values for cracks in conventional fatigue specimens  

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Comprehensive S-N fatigue data has been developed worldwide using conventional low-cycle fatigue tests. Such tests use smooth unnotched specimens subjected to controlled axial deflection or strain ranges. The tests must be run in the plastic regime in order to achieve the required cycles-to-failure. Recent developments have highlighted the need to understand and interpret the significance of the resulting strain range vs. cycles to failure data in terms of crack initiation and propagation. Since conventional fatigue tests are conducted in the plastic regime, linear elastic fracture mechanics cannot be used to accurately quantify crack growth in such tests. Elastic-plastic J-integral theory, however, has been shown to provide excellent correlations of crack growth in the elastic, elastic-plastic and grossly-plastic regimes for a wide range of geometric and loading conditions. The authors are applying this theory to the low-cycle fatigue specimen crack behavior. As cracks progress in conventional fatigue specimens, bending becomes significant. Since fatigue testing machines are quite stiff relative to the small fatigue specimens, the ends of the specimen are constrained to remain parallel, and this reduces bending in the cracked cross-section. Three-dimensional finite element elastic-plastic analyses are required to include these constraints in the J-integral solutions.

O`Donnell, T.P.; O`Donnell, W.J. [O`Donnell Consulting Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Research on mechanisms of stress corrosion cracking in Zircaloy  

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The results of internal gas pressurization tests, primarily at 320/sup 0/C, on cladding tubes from two suppliers, Supplier A and Supplier B, are presented. The two lots show a substantial difference in iodine SCC susceptibility so a test matrix is used to resolve the relative contributions of surface condition, residual stress, and texture. Additional tests with constant deflection split-ring specimens and with unstressed cladding segments are used to understand crack initiation and the early crack growth stages of SCC. The difference in SCC susceptibility is due to crystallographic texture. Other variables such as surface finish, stress relief temperature, and residual stress have little or no effect. Mechanical properties, crack initiation, and crack propagation all depend on texture. Both initiation and propagation features are analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. A mechanism for crack initiation consistent with most observations in this study and with the work of other investigators is proposed. At 320/sup 0/C, lifetime is crack initiation limited while several tests at 390/sup 0/C indicate that lifetime is less initiation limited at higher temperature. 31 figures, 9 tables.

Knorr, D.B.; Pelloux, R.M.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ffe1098 FFE March 7, 2007 21:55 Crack tip displacements of microstructurally small cracks in 316L steel  

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steel and their dependence on crystallographic orientations of grains I. SIMONOVSKI1 , KARL orientations on a short Stage I surface crack in a 316L stainless steel. The analysis is based on a plane

Cizelj, Leon

230

Helium generation rates in isotopically tailored Fe-Cr-Ni alloys irradiated in FFTF/MOTA  

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Three Fe-Cr-Ni alloys have been doped with 0.4% {sup 59}Ni for side-by-side irradiations of doped and undoped materials in order to determine the effects of fusion-relevant levels of helium production on microstructural development and mechanical properties. The alloys were irradiated in three successive cycles of the Materials Open Test Assembly (MOTA) located in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). Following irradiation, helium levels were measured by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The highest level of helium achieved in doped alloys was 172 appm at 9.1 dpa for a helium(appm)-to-dpa ratio of 18.9. The overall pattern of predicted helium generation rates in doped and undoped alloys is in good agreement with the helium measurements.

Greenwood, L.R.; Garner, F.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Oliver, B.M. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Production of carbon monoxide-free hydrogen and helium from a high-purity source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides vacuum swing adsorption processes that produce an essentially carbon monoxide-free hydrogen or helium gas stream from, respectively, a high-purity (e.g., pipeline grade) hydrogen or helium gas stream using one or two adsorber beds. By using physical adsorbents with high heats of nitrogen adsorption, intermediate heats of carbon monoxide adsorption, and low heats of hydrogen and helium adsorption, and by using vacuum purging and high feed stream pressures (e.g., pressures of as high as around 1,000 bar), pipeline grade hydrogen or helium can purified to produce essentially carbon monoxide -free hydrogen and helium, or carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and methane-free hydrogen and helium.

Golden, Timothy Christopher (Allentown, PA); Farris, Thomas Stephen (Bethlehem, PA)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

232

Effects of sequential tungsten and helium ion implantation on nano-indentation hardness of tungsten  

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To simulate neutron and helium damage in a fusion reactor first wall sequential self-ion implantation up to 13 dpa followed by helium-ion implantation up to 3000 appm was performed to produce damaged layers of {approx}2 {mu}m depth in pure tungsten. The hardness of these layers was measured using nanoindentation and was studied using transmission electron microscopy. Substantial hardness increases were seen in helium implanted regions, with smaller hardness increases in regions which had already been self-ion implanted, thus, containing pre-existing dislocation loops. This suggests that, for the same helium content, helium trapped in distributed vacancies gives stronger hardening than helium trapped in vacancies condensed into dislocation loops.

Armstrong, D. E. J.; Edmondson, P. D.; Roberts, S. G. [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)] [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)

2013-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

233

Strengthening, Crack Arrest And Multiple Cracking In Brittle Materials Using Residual Stresses.  

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Embodiments include a method for forming a glass which displays visible cracking prior to failure when subjected to predetermined stress level that is greater than a predetermined minimum stress level and less than a failure stress level. The method includes determining a critical flaw size in the glass and introducing a residual stress profile to the glass so that a plurality of visible cracks are formed prior to failure when the glass is subjected to a stress that is greater than the minimum stress level and lower than the critical stress. One method for forming the residual stress profile includes performing a first ion exchange so that a first plurality of ions of a first element in the glass are exchanged with a second plurality of ions of a second element that have a larger volume than the first ions. A second ion exchange is also performed so that a plurality of the second ions in the glass are exchanged back to ions of the first element.

Green, David J. (State College, PA); Sglavo, Vincenzo M. (Roncegno, IT); Tandon, Rajan (Fremont, CA)

2003-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

234

Nodal effects in a-iron dislocation mobility in the presence of helium bubbles  

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Dislocations and dislocation networks act as sinks for irradiation-induced point defects such as vacancies and interstitials, or impurities such as helium. Recently, it has been found that the intersection points of the screw dislocation network formed at twist grain boundaries in Au (experimental) and Cu (simulations) act as nucleation sites for He bubbles, which form an array at the interface [ J. Hetherly, E. Martinez, Z. F. Di, M. Nastasi and A. Caro Scr. Mater. 66 17 (2012)]. The modeling part of that study was based on Monte Carlo algorithms. Here, using molecular dynamics simulations, we have performed shear deformation simulations of small-angle twist grain boundaries in ?-iron. We report on the mechanical properties of this interface in pure as well as He-segregated samples. We find that this particular dislocation array in pure Fe is extremely mobile, with a Peierls stress ten times smaller than the value for a single straight screw dislocation, and that He bubbles induce a colossal increase (>50 times) in Peierls stress with respect to the pristine network. We interpret the results in terms of preexisting kinks and no shear transmission across the He bubbles.

Kumar, N. Naveen; Martinez, E; Dutta, B. K.; Dey, G. K.; Caro, J. A.

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Gas-chromatographische Bestimmung von Wasserstoff bei Verwendung von Helium als Trägergas  

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Die bei dem Trägergas Helium zuweilen auftretenden M-förmigen Wasserstoffpeaks lassen sich durch Vergrößern oder Verkleinern des Probenvolumens in eine auswertbare Form bringen.

Holm Pauschmann

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim Report on the Optimization and Feasibility Studies for the Neutron Detection without Helium-3 Project  

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This report provides the status and results of the first year's effort in modeling and simulation to investigate alternatives to helium-3 for neutron detection in safeguards applications.

Ely, James H.

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Pressure Helium Plasma Jet with Different Types of Discharge Setup  

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New techniques are demonstrated to generate cold plasma inside the glass capillary and hollow optical fiber. The plasma jet is generated using helium gas and experiments are carried...

Hosseinzadeh Kassani, Sahar; Lee, Changyoung; Yoon, Changsik; Choi, Honggu; Oh, Kyunghwan

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Atmospheric-Pressure Helium Inductively Coupled Plasmas for Elemental Mass Spectrometry  

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Analytical and fundamental characteristics of helium inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (He ICPMS) were explored for atmospheric-pressure plasmas generated in a 13-mm He...

Zhang, Hao; Nam, Sang-Ho; Cai, Mingxiang; Montaser, Akbar

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 911138_0_SSC-6 Helium Circulator Test Plan_rel...  

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SERVICES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION NUCLEAR PLANT (NGNP) WITH HYDROGEN PRODUCTION Test Plan for Helium Circulators (PHTS, SCS, SHTS) Prepared by General Atomics For the...

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Onboard Hydrogen/Helium Sensors in Support of the Global Technical...  

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Onboard HydrogenHelium Sensors in Support of the Global Technical Regulation: An Assessment of Performance in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Crash Tests Matthew B. Post, Robert...

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Ultra high vacuum pumping system and high sensitivity helium leak detector  

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An improved helium leak detection method and apparatus are disclosed which increase the leak detection sensitivity to 10.sup.-13 atm cc s.sup.-1. The leak detection sensitivity is improved over conventional leak detectors by completely eliminating the use of o-rings, equipping the system with oil-free pumping systems, and by introducing measured flows of nitrogen at the entrances of both the turbo pump and backing pump to keep the system free of helium background. The addition of dry nitrogen flows to the system reduces backstreaming of atmospheric helium through the pumping system as a result of the limited compression ratios of the pumps for helium.

Myneni, Ganapati Rao (Yorktown, VA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra high vacuum pumping system and high sensitivity helium leak detector  

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An improved helium leak detection method and apparatus are disclosed which increase the leak detection sensitivity to 10{sup {minus}13} atm cc/s. The leak detection sensitivity is improved over conventional leak detectors by completely eliminating the use of o-rings, equipping the system with oil-free pumping systems, and by introducing measured flows of nitrogen at the entrances of both the turbo pump and backing pump to keep the system free of helium background. The addition of dry nitrogen flows to the system reduces back streaming of atmospheric helium through the pumping system as a result of the limited compression ratios of the pumps for helium. 2 figs.

Myneni, G.R.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of Steel Bridge Girders Damaged by Distortion-Induced Fatigue  

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Several studies have identified distortion-induced fatigue as the leading cause of cracks in steel bridges built prior to the mid-1980s. Experimental and computer simulations of 914-mm (36-in.) deep girder-cross frame subassemblies subjected...

Nagati, Amr Daniel

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical simulation of small fatigue crack nucleation and coalescence in a lamellar TiAl alloy  

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This article examines the possibility of fatigue failure as the result of fatigue crack nucleation and coalescence at stress ranges below the fatigue limit and the large crack threshold where fatigue cracks are expected not to grow. By representing the material as a two-dimensional array of beam elements, the nucleation of nonpropagating small cracks at various material locations is modeled via a statistical approach that considers fatigue crack nucleation by accumulation of damage at randomly distributed weak regions. Once nucleated, the fatigue cracks do not propagate but extend only by linking with fatigue cracks subsequently formed in the contiguous elements. Result of the computer simulation suggests that fatigue failure by crack nucleation and coalescence is feasible, but the cycles-to-coalescence is much longer than the cycles-to-initiation for the first crack. Implications of the results in fatigue life assessment based on the Kitagawa diagram are discussed for TiAl alloys.

Chan, K.S. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States); Wittowsky, B. [Proctor and Gamble European Service GmbH, Euskirchen (Germany); Pfuff, M. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium Refrigerator Design for Pulsed Heat Load in Tokamaks  

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Nuclear fusion reactors of the Tokamak type will be operated in a pulsed mode requiring the helium refrigerator to remove periodically large heat loads in time steps of approximately one hour. What are the necessary steps for a refrigerator to cope with such load variations?A series of numerical simulations has been performed indicating the possibility of an active refrigerator control with low exergetic losses. A basic comparison is made between the largest existing refrigerator sizes and the size required to service for example the ITER requirements.

Kuendig, A.; Schoenfeld, H. [Linde Kryotechnik AG, Dattlikonerstrasse 5, CH-8422 Pfungen (Switzerland)

2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode fall measurement in a dielectric barrier discharge in helium  

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A method based on the “zero-length voltage” extrapolation is proposed to measure cathode fall in a dielectric barrier discharge. Starting, stable, and discharge-maintaining voltages were measured to obtain the extrapolation zero-length voltage. Under our experimental conditions, the “zero-length voltage” gave a cathode fall of about 185 V. Based on the known thickness of the cathode fall region, the spatial distribution of the electric field strength in dielectric barrier discharge in atmospheric helium is determined. The strong cathode fall with a maximum field value of approximately 9.25 kV/cm was typical for the glow mode of the discharge.

Hao, Yanpeng; Zheng, Bin; Liu, Yaoge [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)] [School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Lifetimes of Some Electronic States of Helium  

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In this paper we describe our measurements of the radiative lifetimes of the 3 3 P 3 3 D 4 1 D and 4 3 D electronic states of helium using a low-energy positive ion accelerator. The lifetimes in nanoseconds are 3 3 P?(111±5) 3 3 D?(14±3) 4 1 D?(34±4) and 4 3 D?(32±1) . In addition we discuss the desirability and feasibility of introducing undergraduates to this type of research.

Stanley A. Chin-Bing; Charles E. Head; Albert E. Green Jr.

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A pencil beam algorithm for helium ion beam therapy  

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Purpose: To develop a flexible pencil beam algorithm for helium ion beam therapy. Dose distributions were calculated using the newly developed pencil beam algorithm and validated using Monte Carlo (MC) methods. Methods: The algorithm was based on the established theory of fluence weighted elemental pencil beam (PB) kernels. Using a new real-time splitting approach, a minimization routine selects the optimal shape for each sub-beam. Dose depositions along the beam path were determined using a look-up table (LUT). Data for LUT generation were derived from MC simulations in water using GATE 6.1. For materials other than water, dose depositions were calculated by the algorithm using water-equivalent depth scaling. Lateral beam spreading caused by multiple scattering has been accounted for by implementing a non-local scattering formula developed by Gottschalk. A new nuclear correction was modelled using a Voigt function and implemented by a LUT approach. Validation simulations have been performed using a phantom filled with homogeneous materials or heterogeneous slabs of up to 3 cm. The beams were incident perpendicular to the phantoms surface with initial particle energies ranging from 50 to 250 MeV/A with a total number of 10{sup 7} ions per beam. For comparison a special evaluation software was developed calculating the gamma indices for dose distributions. Results: In homogeneous phantoms, maximum range deviations between PB and MC of less than 1.1% and differences in the width of the distal energy falloff of the Bragg-Peak from 80% to 20% of less than 0.1 mm were found. Heterogeneous phantoms using layered slabs satisfied a {gamma}-index criterion of 2%/2mm of the local value except for some single voxels. For more complex phantoms using laterally arranged bone-air slabs, the {gamma}-index criterion was exceeded in some areas giving a maximum {gamma}-index of 1.75 and 4.9% of the voxels showed {gamma}-index values larger than one. The calculation precision of the presented algorithm was considered to be sufficient for clinical practice. Although only data for helium beams was presented, the performance of the pencil beam algorithm for proton beams was comparable. Conclusions: The pencil beam algorithm developed for helium ions presents a suitable tool for dose calculations. Its calculation speed was evaluated to be similar to other published pencil beam algorithms. The flexible design allows easy customization of measured depth-dose distributions and use of varying beam profiles, thus making it a promising candidate for integration into future treatment planning systems. Current work in progress deals with RBE effects of helium ions to complete the model.

Fuchs, Hermann; Stroebele, Julia; Schreiner, Thomas; Hirtl, Albert; Georg, Dietmar [Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria) and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna (Austria) and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); PEG MedAustron, 2700 Wiener Neustadt (Austria); Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria) and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna/AKH Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quartz Tuning Fork: Thermometer, Pressure- and Viscometer for Helium Liquids  

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Commercial quartz oscillators of the tuning-fork type with a resonant frequency of ~32 kHz have been investigated in helium liquids. The oscillators are found to have at best Q values in the range 10^5-10^6, when measured in vacuum below 1.5 K. However, the variability is large and for very low temperature operation the sensor has to be preselected. We explore their properties in the regime of linear viscous hydrodynamic response in normal and superfluid 3He and 4He, by comparing measurements to the hydrodynamic model of the sensor.

R. Blaauwgeers; M. Blazkova; M. Clovecko; V. B. Eltsov; R. de Graaf; J. Hosio; M. Krusius; D. Schmoranzer; W. Schoepe; L. Skrbek; P. Skyba; R. E. Solntsev; D. E. Zmeev

2006-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of helium nano-bubbles on the structures stability and electronic properties of palladium tritides: a density functional theory study  

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...effect of helium nano-bubbles on the structures stability and electronic properties...found to contain helium gas bubbles. The stability of metal tritides decreases...The effects of helium bubbles on metal tritides are clearly...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Crack Growth Resistance of Thermal Power Plant Material Collector  

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Abstract The influence of electrolytical hydrogenation on fracture toughness, corrosion crack-growth resistance and fracture micromechanisms of operated 12Cr1MoV steel of thermal power plant superheater collector has been studied. Compact tension specimens were cut from perforated surface of thermal power plant superheater collector dismounted after 178,500 hours of operation. Corrosion crack-growth resistance under tension of previously hydrogenated compact specimens with fatigue cracks was studied. Due to the increased concentration of hydrogen in solution an additional buffer was being created that prevents hydrogen leakage from the specimen through the fracture surface during the experiment. The hydrogenation causes the significant decrease of critical stress intensity factor Kc, during the experiment in 0.1 N NaOH solution as compared with critical stress intensity factor K of non-hydrogenation 12Cr1MoV steel obtained by the 5% secant line method and in comparison with critical stress intensity factor Kc, determined through the J-integral. The areas of ductile crack growth in hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated specimens were found to have similar material fracture micromechanisms with dimples creation of different shape and size. But on the ductile crack growth area in hydrogenated specimens material intergranular fracture mechanisms were found caused by the hydrogen embrittlement which are similar to areas without ridges with the products corrosion traces.

V. Iasnii; P. Maruschak; O. Yasniy; Y. Lapusta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Further experiments with liquid helium. C. On the change of electric resistance of pure metals at very low temperatures etc. IV. The resistance of pure mercury at helium temperatures  

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Since the appearance of the last Communication dealing with liquid helium temperatures (December 1910) liquid helium has been succesfully transferred from the apparatus in which it was liquefied to another ves...

H. Kamerlingh Onnes

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE ASSESSMENT FOR A RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK THAT CONTAINS STRESS CORROSION CRACKS  

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Radioactive wastes are confined in 49 underground storage tanks at the Savannah River Site. The tanks are examined by ultrasonic (UT) methods for thinning, pitting, and stress corrosion cracking in order to assess fitness-for-service. During an inspection in 2002, ten cracks were identified on one of the tanks. Given the location of the cracks (i.e., adjacent to welds, weld attachments, and weld repairs), fabrication details (e.g., this tank was not stress-relieved), and the service history the degradation mechanism was stress corrosion cracking. Crack instability calculations utilizing API-579 guidance were performed to show that the combination of expected future service condition hydrostatic and weld residual stresses do not drive any of the identified cracks to instability. The cracks were re-inspected in 2007 to determine if crack growth had occurred. During this re-examination, one indication that was initially reported as a 'possible perpendicular crack <25% through wall' in 2002, was clearly shown not to be a crack. Additionally, examination of a new area immediately adjacent to other cracks along a vertical weld revealed three new cracks. It is not known when these new cracks formed as they could very well have been present in 2002 as well. Therefore, a total of twelve cracks were evaluated during the re-examination. Comparison of the crack lengths measured in 2002 and 2007 revealed that crack growth had occurred in four of the nine previously measured cracks. The crack length extension ranged from 0.25 to 1.8 inches. However, in all cases the cracks still remained within the residual stress zone (i.e., within two to three inches of the weld). The impact of the cracks that grew on the future service of Tank 15 was re-assessed. API-579 crack instability calculations were again performed, based on expected future service conditions and trended crack growth rates for the future tank service cycle. The analysis showed that the combined hydrostatic and weld residual stresses do not drive the identified cracks to instability. This tank expected to be decommissioned in the near future. However, if these plans are delayed, it was recommended that a third examination of selected cracks in the tank be performed in 2014.

Wiersma, B; James Elder, J; Rodney Vandekamp, R; Charles Mckeel, C

2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of cracking on the diffusion properties of cement-based materials. Part I: Influence of continuous cracks on the steady-state regime  

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The influence of traversing cracks on the steady-state diffusion properties of concrete was studied. The effect of both anisotropic and isotropic crack networks was first theoretically assessed using an analytical approach. To simplify the transport equations, cracks were assumed to be of uniform size and evenly distributed on a one- or two-dimensional grid. Results of the theoretical analysis were then compared to experimental data. Both series of results indicate that cracking can markedly alter the diffusion properties of the material and favor the penetration (or the leaching) of drifting species. A simple method to predict the effect of cracking on the concrete diffusivity is proposed. Predictions are made on the basis of two parameters: the crack density and the mean crack aperture. This method can provide a first estimate of the diffusion properties of severely damaged concrete elements.

Gerard, B.; Marchand, J.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The helium-rich cataclysmic variable SBSS 1108+574  

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We present time-resolved spectroscopy and photometry of the dwarf nova SBSS 1108+574, obtained during the 2012 outburst. Its quiescent spectrum is unusually rich in helium, showing broad, double-peaked emission lines from the accretion disc. We measure a line flux ratio HeI 5875/Halpha = 0.81 +/- 0.04, a much higher ratio than typically observed in cataclysmic variables (CVs). The outburst spectrum shows hydrogen and helium in absorption, with weak emission of Halpha and HeI 6678, as well as strong HeII emission. From our photometry, we find the superhump period to be 56.34 +/- 0.18 minutes, in agreement with the previously published result. The spectroscopic period, derived from the radial velocities of the emission lines, is found to be 55.3 +/- 0.8 minutes, consistent with a previously identified photometric orbital period, and significantly below the normal CV period minimum. This indicates that the donor in SBSS 1108+574 is highly evolved. The superhump excess derived from our photometry implies a mass r...

Carter, P J; de Miguel, E; Goff, W; Koff, R A; Krajci, T; Marsh, T R; Gänsicke, B T; Breedt, E; Groot, P J; Nelemans, G; Roelofs, G H A; Rau, A; Koester, D; Kupfer, T

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Ignition and extinction phenomena in helium micro hollow cathode discharges  

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Micro hollow cathode discharges (MHCD) were produced using 250??m thick dielectric layer of alumina sandwiched between two nickel electrodes of 8??m thickness. A through cavity at the center of the chip was formed by laser drilling technique. MHCD with a diameter of few hundreds of micrometers allowed us to generate direct current discharges in helium at up to atmospheric pressure. A slowly varying ramped voltage generator was used to study the ignition and the extinction periods of the microdischarges. The analysis was performed by using electrical characterisation of the V-I behaviour and the measurement of He*({sup 3}S{sub 1}) metastable atoms density by tunable diode laser spectroscopy. At the ignition of the microdischarges, 2??s long current peak as high as 24?mA was observed, sometimes followed by low amplitude damped oscillations. At helium pressure above 400?Torr, an oscillatory behaviour of the discharge current was observed just before the extinction of the microdischarges. The same type of instability in the extinction period at high pressure also appeared on the density of He*({sup 3}S{sub 1}) metastable atoms, but delayed by a few ?s relative to the current oscillations. Metastable atoms thus cannot be at the origin of the generation of the observed instabilities.

Kulsreshath, M. K.; Schwaederle, L.; Dufour, T.; Lefaucheux, P.; Dussart, R. [GREMI, CNRS/Université d'Orléans (UMR7344), Orléans (France); Sadeghi, N. [LIPhy, CNRS and Universite Joseph Fourier (UMR5588), Grenoble (France); Overzet, L. J. [GREMI, CNRS/Université d'Orléans (UMR7344), Orléans (France); PSAL, UTDallas, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021 (United States)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Source of the Helium Visible Lines in Eta Carinae  

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We assume that the helium-I lines emitted by the massive binary system Eta Carinae are formed in the acceleration zone of the less-massive secondary star. We calculate the Doppler shift of the lines as a function of orbital phase and of several parameters of the binary system. We find that a good fit is obtained if the helium lines are formed in the region where the secondary wind speed is 430 km/sec. The acceptable binary eccentricity is in the range 0.9-0.95, and the inclination angle (the angle between a line perpendicular to the orbital plane and the line of sight) is in the range 40-55 degrees. Lower values of e require higher values of i, and vice versa. The binary system is oriented such that the secondary star is in our direction (closer to us) during periastron passage. The orbital motion can account in part to the Doppler shift of the peak in X-ray emission.

Amit Kashi; Noam Soker

2007-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The Source of the Helium Visible Lines in Eta Carinae  

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We assume that the helium-I lines emitted by the massive binary system Eta Carinae are formed in the acceleration zone of the less-massive secondary star. We calculate the Doppler shift of the lines as a function of orbital phase and of several parameters of the binary system. We find that a good fit is obtained if the helium lines are formed in the region where the secondary wind speed is 430 km/sec. The acceptable binary eccentricity is in the range 0.9-0.95, and the inclination angle (the angle between a line perpendicular to the orbital plane and the line of sight) is in the range 40-55 degrees. Lower values of e require higher values of i, and vice versa. The binary system is oriented such that the secondary star is in our direction (closer to us) during periastron passage. The orbital motion can account in part to the Doppler shift of the peak in X-ray emission.

Kashi, A; Kashi, Amit; Soker, Noam

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Report No.7, Investigation of radon and helium as possible fluid-phase precursors to earthquakes. Technical Report No. 2, Additional task: Radon, helium and geochemical monitoring on the Palmdale uplift.  

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Imperial Valley) HELIUM AND All with RADON IN WELL SAMPLES of the wells in the Southern Network are geothermal

Craig, H; Lupton, J E; Chung, Y; Horowitz, R M

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Faraday and Cotton-Mouton Effects of Helium at = 1064 nm A. Cad`ene1  

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Faraday and Cotton-Mouton Effects of Helium at = 1064 nm A. Cad`ene1 , D. Sordes1 , P. Berceau1 of the Faraday and the Cotton-Mouton effects of helium gas at = 1064 nm. Our apparatus is based on an up and Cotton-Mouton effect. Our measurements give for the first time the experimental value of the Faraday

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Difference in formation of hydrogen and helium clusters in tungsten K. O. E. Henriksson,a  

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Difference in formation of hydrogen and helium clusters in tungsten K. O. E. Henriksson,a K online 12 October 2005 The experimentally observed large difference in the depths of hydrogen and helium and He embrittlement of materials. Yet many of the basic properties of such systems are not well

Krasheninnikov, Arkady V.

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The Solar Wind Helium Abundance: Variation with Wind Speed and the Solar Cycle  

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The Solar Wind Helium Abundance: Variation with Wind Speed and the Solar Cycle Matthias R. Aellig Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, NM 87545 Abstract We investigate the helium abundance in the solar wind of 1994 and early 2000 are analyzed. In agreement with similar work for previous solar cycles, we find

Richardson, John

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Cryogenic (<20 K) helium cooling mitigates radiation damage to protein crystals  

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Comparison of diffraction data collected from matched protein crystals bathed in helium at a set temperature of 8 K and nitrogen at 100 K indicate that the use of cryogenic helium can increase the diffractive lifetime of crystals and measurably mitigate radiation damage.

Chinte, U.

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen and helium entrapment in flowing liquid metal plasma-facing surfaces  

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Hydrogen and helium entrapment in flowing liquid metal plasma-facing surfaces Ahmed Hassanein the PFC surface (helium and hydrogen isotopes) while accommodating high heat loads. To study this problem. Hydrogen isotope (DT) particles are likely be trapped in the liquid metal surface (e.g., lithium) due

Harilal, S. S.

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Activation of the liquid helium contamination during its passage in the Collider ring  

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Radioactivation of possible contamination of the liquid helium trapped in the arcs of the Collider ring of the Superconducting Super Collider and transported by the liquid helium is estimated. This estimation is used to calculate the dose rate on the filter of the refrigerator plant located at the top of the shaft.

Lopez, G.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave  

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geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave splitting Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Characterization of geothermal reservoir crack patterns using shear-wave splitting Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Microearthquakes recorded by a downhole, three-component seismic network deployed around the Coso, California, geothermal reservoir since 1992 display distinctive shear-wave splitting and clear polarization directions. From the polarizations the authors estimated three predominant subsurface fracture directions, and from the time delays of the split waves they determined tomographically the 3-D fracture density distribution in the reservoir. Author(s): Lou, M.; Rial, J.A. Published: Geophysics, 3/1/1997

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Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso  

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Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Shear-wave splitting and reservoir crack characterization: the Coso geothermal field Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: This paper aims to improve current understanding of the subsurface fracture system in the Coso geothermal field, located in east-central California. The Coso reservoir is in active economic development, so that knowledge of the subsurface fracture system is of vital importance for an accurate evaluation of its geothermal potential and day-to-day production. To detect the geometry and density of fracture systems we applied the shear-wave splitting technique to a large number of

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Method for fabrication of crack-free ceramic dielectric films  

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The invention provides a process for forming crack-free dielectric films on a substrate. The process comprise the application of a dielectric precursor layer of a thickness from about 0.3 .mu.m to about 1.0 .mu.m to a substrate. The deposition is followed by low temperature heat pretreatment, prepyrolysis, pyrolysis and crystallization step for each layer. The deposition, heat pretreatment, prepyrolysis, pyrolysis and crystallization are repeated until the dielectric film forms an overall thickness of from about 1.5 .mu.m to about 20.0 .mu.m and providing a final crystallization treatment to form a thick dielectric film. Also provided was a thick crack-free dielectric film on a substrate, the dielectric forming a dense thick crack-free dielectric having an overall dielectric thickness of from about 1.5 .mu.m to about 20.0 .mu.m.

Ma, Beihai; Balachandran, Uthamalingam; Chao, Sheng; Liu, Shanshan; Narayanan, Manoj

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery | Department of Energy  

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Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery July 1, 2013 - 3:04pm Addthis Chris Brandon of the ROMACONS project collects a sample of ancient Roman concrete drilled from a breakwater in Pozzuoli Bay, near Naples, Italy. The breakwater dates back to roughly 37 B.C. | Photo courtesy of J.P. Oleson. Chris Brandon of the ROMACONS project collects a sample of ancient Roman concrete drilled from a breakwater in Pozzuoli Bay, near Naples, Italy. The breakwater dates back to roughly 37 B.C. | Photo courtesy of J.P. Oleson. Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Modern concrete buildings -- most made with Portland cement -- are built to last for a hundred or so years. But Roman concrete has withstood

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Comparison Between Air and Helium for Use as Working Fluids in the Energy-Conversion Cycle of the MPBR  

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A comparison between air and helium for use as working fluids in the energy-conversion cycle of the MPBR is presented. To date, helium has been selected in the MPBR indirect-cycle working reference design. Air open- and ...

Galen, T. A.

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Weld solidification cracking in 304 to 304L stainless steel  

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A series of annulus welds were made between 304 and 304L stainless steel coaxial tubes using both pulsed laser beam welding (LBW) and pulsed gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). In this application, a change in process from pulsed LBW to pulsed gas tungsten arc welding was proposed to limit the possibility of weld solidification cracking since weldability diagrams developed for GTAW display a greater range of compositions that are not crack susceptible relative to those developed for pulsed LBW. Contrary to the predictions of the GTAW weldability diagram, cracking was found. This result was rationalized in terms of the more rapid solidification rate of the pulsed gas tungsten arc welds. In addition, for the pulsed LBW conditions, the material compositions were predicted to be, by themselves, 'weldable' according to the pulsed LBW weldability diagram. However, the composition range along the tie line connecting the two compositions passed through the crack susceptible range. Microstructurally, the primary solidification mode (PSM) of the material processed with higher power LBW was determined to be austenite (A), while solidification mode of the materials processed with lower power LBW apparently exhibited a dual PSM of both austenite (A) and ferrite-austenite (FA) within the same weld. The materials processed by pulsed GT A W showed mostly primary austenite solidification, with some regions of either primary austenite-second phase ferrite (AF) solidification or primary ferrite-second phase austenite (FA) solidification. This work demonstrates that variations in crack susceptibility may be realized when welding different heats of 'weldable' materials together, and that slight variations in processing can also contribute to crack susceptibility.

Hochanadel, Patrick W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lienert, Thomas J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jesse N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Raymond J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Matthew Q [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Weld solidification cracking in 304 to 204L stainless steel  

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A series of annulus welds were made between 304 and 304L stainless steel coaxial tubes using both pulsed laser beam welding (LBW) and pulsed gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). In this application, a change in process from pulsed LBW to pulsed gas tungsten arc welding was proposed to limit the possibility of weld solidification cracking since weldability diagrams developed for GTAW display a greater range of compositions that are not crack susceptible relative to those developed for pulsed LBW. Contrary to the predictions of the GTAW weldability diagram, cracking was found.This result was rationalized in terms of the more rapid solidification rate of the pulsed gas tungsten arc welds. In addition, for the pulsed LBW conditions, the material compositions were predicted to be, by themselves, 'weldable' according to the pulsed LBW weldability diagram. However, the composition range along the tie line connecting the two compositions passed through the crack susceptible range. Microstructurally, the primary solidification mode (PSM) of the material processed with higher power LBW was determined to be austenite (A), while solidification mode of the materials processed with lower power LBW apparently exhibited a dual PSM of both austenite (A) and ferrite-austenite (FA) within the same weld. The materials processed by pulsed GTAW showed mostly primary austenite solidification, with some regions of either primary austenite-second phase ferrite (AF) solidification or primary ferrite-second phase austenite (FA) solidification. This work demonstrates that variations in crack susceptibility may be realized when welding different heats of 'weldable' materials together, and that slight variations in processing can also contribute to crack susceptibility.

Hochanadel, Patrick W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lienert, Thomas J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jesse N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Matthew Q [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical emission spectroscopic diagnostics of a non-thermal atmospheric pressure helium-oxygen plasma jet for biomedical applications  

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In this work we have applied optical emission spectroscopy diagnostics to investigate the characteristics of a non-thermal atmospheric pressure helium plasma jet. The discharge characteristics in the active and afterglow region of the plasma jet that are critical for biomedical applications have been investigated. The voltage-current characteristics of the plasma discharge were analyzed and the average plasma power was measured to be around 18?W. The effect of addition of small fractions of oxygen at 0.1%–0.5% on the plasma jet characteristics was studied. The addition of oxygen resulted in a decrease in plasma plume length due to the electronegativity property of oxygen. Atomic and molecular lines of selected reactive plasma species that are considered to be useful to induce biochemical reactions such as OH transitions A 2 ? + ( ? = 0 1 ) ? X 2 ? ( ? ? = 0 ) at 308?nm and A 2 ? + ( ? = 0 1 ) ? X 2 ? ( ? ? = 1 ) at 287?nm O I transitions 3p5P?3s5S0 at 777.41?nm and 3p3P?3s3S0 at 844.6?nm N2(C-B) second positive system with electronic transition C 3 ? u ? ? B 3 ? g ? in the range of 300–450?nm and N2 +(B-X) first negative system with electronic transition B 2 ? u + ? X 2 ? g + ( ? ? = 0 ) at 391.4?nm have been studied. The atomic emission lines of helium were identified including the He I transitions 3p3P0?2s3S at 388.8?nm 3p1P0? 2s1S at 501.6?nm 3d3D?2p3P0 at 587.6?nm 3d1D?2p1P0 at 667.8?nm 3s3S1?2p3P0 at 706.5?nm 3s1S0?2p1P0 at 728.1?nm and H? transition 2p-3d at 656.3?nm. Using a spectral fitting method the OH radicals at 306–312?nm the rotational and vibrational temperatures equivalent to gas temperatures of the discharge was measured and the effective non-equilibrium nature of the plasma jet was demonstrated. Our results show that in the entire active plasma region the gas temperature remains at 310?±?25?K and 340?±?25?K and it increases to 320?±?25?K and 360?±?25?K in the afterglow region of the plasma jet for pure helium and helium/oxygen (0.1%) mixture respectively. Additionally the vibrational temperatures range from 2200?±?100?K and 2500?±?100?K for pure helium and helium/oxygen (0.1%) mixture respectively. The plasma jet was tested on heat sensitive polymer films used in biomedical applications such as polyethylene terephthalate and poly-L-lactide samples continuously for several minutes without causing any physical or thermal damage to the films. The plasma jet produces significant reactive species of interest while the gas temperatures remain very low demonstrating its potential for a range of biomedical applications.

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Helium Refrigerator Liquid Nitrogen Pre-Cooler Component Parameter Sensitivity Analysis  

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For helium refrigerators using liquid nitrogen (LN) pre-cooling it is not uncommon for the ambient helium refrigeration return stream(s) exiting the cold box to be significantly colder and for the cycle to use more nitrogen than estimated by the process studies. Often there is an emphasis on the length of 300 to 80-K helium-nitrogen heat exchangers to ensure the exiting nitrogen is as close to ambient as possible. However, it is really the size and flow distribution of the 300 to 80-K helium-helium heat exchangers which are the dominate influence of the nitrogen consumption. As such, an analysis was done to identify and quantify the sensitivity the key parameters in the refrigerator LN pre-cooler section affecting the LN consumption.

Peter Knudsen, Venkatarao Ganni

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Initiation and Propagation of Helium Detonations in White Dwarf Envelopes  

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Detonations in helium-rich envelopes surrounding white dwarfs have garnered attention as triggers of faint thermonuclear ".Ia" supernovae and double detonation Type Ia supernovae. However, recent studies have found that the minimum size of a hotspot that can lead to a helium detonation is comparable to, or even larger than, the white dwarf's pressure scale height, casting doubt on the successful ignition of helium detonations in these systems. In this paper, we examine the previously neglected effects of C/O pollution and a full nuclear reaction network, and we consider hotspots with spatially constant pressure in addition to constant density hotspots. We find that the inclusion of these effects significantly decreases the minimum hotspot size for helium-rich detonation ignition, making detonations far more plausible during turbulent shell convection or during double white dwarf mergers. The increase in burning rate also decreases the minimum shell mass in which a helium detonation can successfully propagate ...

Shen, Ken J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional And Local Trends In Helium Isotopes, Basin And Range Province,  

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And Local Trends In Helium Isotopes, Basin And Range Province, And Local Trends In Helium Isotopes, Basin And Range Province, Western North America- Evidence For Deep Permeable Pathways Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Regional And Local Trends In Helium Isotopes, Basin And Range Province, Western North America- Evidence For Deep Permeable Pathways Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Fluids from the western margin of the Basin and Range have helium isotope ratios as high as ~6-7 Ra, indicating a strong mantle melt influence and consistent with recent and current volcanic activity. Moving away from these areas, helium isotope ratios decrease rapidly to 'background' values of around 0.6 Ra, and then gradually decrease toward the east to low values of ~0.1 Ra at the eastern margin of the Basin and

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Transient Eddy Current Response Due to a Subsurface Crack in a Conductive Plate  

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Eddy current nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is usually carried out by exciting a time harmonic field using an inductive probe. However, a viable alternative is to use transient eddy current NDE in which a current pulse in a driver coil produces a transient .eld in a conductor that decays at a rate dependent on the conductivity and the permeability of the material and the coil configuration. By using transient eddy current, it is possible to estimate the properties of the conductive medium and to locate and size potential .aws from the measured probe response. The fundamental study described in this dissertation seeks to establish a theoretical understanding of the transient eddy current NDE. Compared with the Fourier transform method, the derived analytical formulations are more convenient when the transient eddy current response within a narrow time range is evaluated. The theoretical analysis provides a valuable tool to study the effect of layer thickness, location of defect, crack opening as well as the optimization of probe design. Analytical expressions have been developed to evaluate the transient response due to eddy currents in a conductive plate based on two asymptotic series. One series converges rapidly for a short time regime and the other for a long time regime and both of them agree with the results calculated by fast Fourier transform over all the times considered. The idea of asymptotic expansion is further applied to determine the induced electromotive force (EMF) in a pick-up coil due to eddy currents in a cylindrical rod. Starting from frequency domain representation, a quasi-static time domain dyadic Green's function for an electric source in a conductive plate has been derived. The resulting expression has three parts; a free space term, multiple image terms and partial reflection terms. The dyadic Green's function serves as the kernel of an electric field integral equation which defines the interaction of an ideal crack with the transient eddy currents in a conductive plate. The crack response is found using the reciprocity theorem. Good agreement is observed between the predictions of the magnetic field due to the crack and experimental measurements.

Fangwei Fu

2006-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress intensity factors for small fatigue cracks in tubular joints  

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Some simple fracture mechanics models are presented for estimating stress intensity factors for small surface fatigue cracks in welded tubular joints. Model predictions are compared with large-scale experimental results for the cases of in-plane and out-of-plane bending in multi-brace tubular nodes. It is demonstrated that reasonably accurate predictions of the stress intensity factor are possible using a modified flat plate solution if the effects of weld geometry, load shedding and crack shape are adequately accounted for.

Monahan, C.C. [Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada). Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering; Dover, W.D. [University College, London (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Model of crack propagation in a clay soil  

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of independent variables for maximum R to determine A for crack de th, 2 Number of variables in model (p) R Variables in model 0. 703913 0. 916176 0. 988151 0. 997207 0. 999328 H*CLrH*M~CL H, H*M, H~M*CL H, CL, H*M, H*M*CL H, CL, H"M, H*CL, H...: Agricultural Engineering MODEL OF CRACK PROPAGATION IN A CLAY SOIL A Thesis by PATRICK EDWIDGE CARRIERE Approved as to style and content by: John L. Nieber (Chairman of Committee) Donald L. Reddell (Member) Kirk W, Brown (Member ) Wilbert H...

Carriere, Patrick Edwidge

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The helium-core mass at the helium flash in low-mass red giant stars observations and theory  

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The method developed by Raffelt (1990a,b,c) to estimate a possible increase in the standard values of the helium-core mass at the tip of the red giant branch, \\Mc, from properties of the color-magnitude diagrams of Galactic globular clusters is employed. In the present study, we revise and update Raffelt's database, including also constraints from RR Lyrae pulsation, and find that a small increase, by \\Delta\\Mc \\approx 0.01\\pm 0.015 \\Msun, cannot be ruled out with the present data and evolutionary models. Our new upper limits on \\Delta\\Mc are less restrictive than those previously obtained by Raffelt, as are the corresponding constraints on novel astroparticle phenomena which may affect the evolution of low-mass red giants. Within the estimated uncertainties, however, the standard values of \\Mc may also be acceptable. Raffelt's method does not rule out a low envelope helium abundance in globular cluster giants, though again the standard values are compatible with the available constraints. The influence of a ...

Catelan, M

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted crack growth Sample Search Results  

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cal crack growth by stress... for the first time in sapphire for both modes of subcritical cracking. It was found that growth rates were... growth rates could be closely...

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Monitoring Cracking of a Smectitic Vertisol using Three-dimensional Electrical Resistivity Tomography  

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Upon desiccation, the matrix of Vertisols and other expansive soils shrinks. Matrix shrinkage results in the formation of cracks that can alter the hydrology of the soil. Despite the importance of cracks, many hydrologic models do not account...

Ackerson, Jason Paul

2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An MCMC determination of the primordial helium abundance  

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Spectroscopic observations of the chemical abundances in metal-poor H II regions provide an independent method for estimating the primordial helium abundance. H II regions are described by several physical parameters such as electron density, electron temperature, and reddening, in addition to y, the ratio of helium to hydrogen. It had been customary to estimate or determine self-consistently these parameters to calculate y. Frequentist analyses of the parameter space have been shown to be successful in these parameter determinations, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques have proven to be very efficient in sampling this parameter space. Nevertheless, accurate determination of the primordial helium abundance from observations of H II regions is constrained by both systematic and statistical uncertainties. In an attempt to better reduce the latter, and continue to better characterize the former, we apply MCMC methods to the large dataset recently compiled by Izotov, Thuan, and Stasi?ska (2007). To improve the reliability of the determination, a high quality dataset is needed. In pursuit of this, a variety of cuts are explored. The efficacy of the He I ?4026 emission line as a constraint on the solutions is first examined, revealing the introduction of systematic bias through its absence. As a clear measure of the quality of the physical solution, a ?{sup 2} analysis proves instrumental in the selection of data compatible with the theoretical model. Nearly two-thirds of the observations fall outside a standard 95% confidence level cut, which highlights the care necessary in selecting systems and warrants further investigation into potential deficiencies of the model or data. In addition, the method also allows us to exclude systems for which parameter estimations are statistical outliers. As a result, the final selected dataset gains in reliability and exhibits improved consistency. Regression to zero metallicity yields Y{sub p} = 0.2534 ± 0.0083, in broad agreement with the WMAP result. The inclusion of more observations shows promise for further reducing the uncertainty, but more high quality spectra are required.

Aver, Erik; Olive, Keith A.; Skillman, Evan D., E-mail: aver@physics.umn.edu, E-mail: olive@umn.edu, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.edu [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intracollisional interference of R lines of HD in mixtures of deuterium hydride and helium gas  

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Line shapes of the R0(0) and R0(1) lines in the pure rotational band, and of the R1(0) and R1(1) lines in the fundamental band of HD are computed from first principles for HD molecules that interact collisionally with He atoms. Interference of the permanent dipole of the HD molecule and the interaction-induced dipole of HD–He supermolecular complex shapes these profiles. We use the close-coupling scheme for the scattering calculations which take into account the anisotropy of the HD–He interaction potential. Thus rotational level mixing is accounted for in a non-perturbative manner. The treatment is fully quantum mechanical and takes into account single binary collisions between HD and He. Spectral absorption profiles and line shape parameters of the R-lines are computed for comparison with existing measurements at 77 K. Agreement between theory and measurements is observed in the low-helium-density limit of the measured absorption as expected.

Magnus Gustafsson and Lothar Frommhold

2001-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermonuclear .Ia Supernovae from Helium Shell Detonations: Explosion Models and Observables  

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During the early evolution of an AM Canum Venaticorum system, helium is accreted onto the surface of a white dwarf under conditions suitable for unstable thermonuclear ignition. The turbulent motions induced by the convective burning phase in the He envelope become strong enough to influence the propagation of burning fronts and may result in the onset of a detonation. Such an outcome would yield radioactive isotopes and a faint rapidly rising thermonuclear ".Ia" supernova. In this paper, we present hydrodynamic explosion models and observable outcomes of these He shell detonations for a range of initial core and envelope masses. The peak UVOIR bolometric luminosities range by a factor of 10 (from 5 ? 1041 to 5 ? 1042 erg s–1), and the R-band peak varies from M R,peak = –15 to –18. The rise times in all bands are very rapid (40Ca through 56Ni) and unburnt He. Thus, the spectra around peak light lack signs of intermediate-mass elements and are dominated by Ca II and Ti II features, with the caveat that our radiative transfer code does not include the nonthermal effects necessary to produce He features.

Ken J. Shen; Dan Kasen; Nevin N. Weinberg; Lars Bildsten; Evan Scannapieco

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of a liquid-helium-free calibration apparatus for cryogenic thermometers  

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Closed-cycle Joule-Thomson (JT) cryocoolers have been developed at National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)/National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) with the aim of realizing a liquid-helium-free calibration apparatus for cryogenic thermometers between 0.65 K and 25 K. The latest JT cryocooler at NMIJ/AIST consists of a {sup 3}He JT cooling circuit and a pulse tube mechanical refrigerator. The characteristics of the apparatus including a residual gas analysis of the JT cooling circuit are presented in this paper. Currently the initial cool-down is performed using a heat-exchange gas. It normally takes about 30 h to reduce the temperature from room temperature to 5 K at the thermometer comparison block of the apparatus. The correct timing of the removal of the heatexchange gas is important for the efficient operation of the apparatus. Incomplete removal of the heat-exchange gas induces excess heat load on the apparatus and thermal disturbances. Some examples of abrupt temperature bursts are discussed in this paper. Mechanical refrigerators generate cyclic mechanical vibrations, and precision resistance thermometers are usually very sensitive to a mechanical vibration. The measured vibration level of the developed apparatus is reported. The damage to the apparatus due to the magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, and possible countermeasures in the case of future earthquakes are also discussed.

Shimazaki, T. [National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8563 (Japan)] [National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8563 (Japan)

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Dynamic stress intensity factors of mode-I crack in high temperature superconductor  

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Abstract The coupled magneto-mechanical model is established for the dynamic fracture problem for the high temperature superconductor (HTS). The superconductor E–J constitutive law is characterized by power law model where the critical current density is assumed to depend exponentially on the flux density. The cracked superconductor under dynamic loading are employed to investigate dynamic fracture behavior such as the variation of dynamic stress intensity factors (DSIFs) for different applied magnetic field amplitude, the thickness of HTS, and critical current density. To evaluate \\{DSIFs\\} for a type-II superconductor under alternating magnetic field, the flux pinning induced magnetoelasticity model proposed to evaluate DSIFs, and is implemented in conjunction with finite element method. The results show that the applied magnetic field amplitude, thickness of HTS, and critical current density are three important factors affecting the dynamic fracture behavior of the HTS.

Zhiwen Gao; Youhe Zhou

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical characterization of metallic materials for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors in air and in helium environments  

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In the French R and D program for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs), three metallic alloys were studied: steel Chromesco-3 with 2.25% chromium, alloy 800H, and Hastelloy-X. The Chromesco-3 and alloy 800H creep behavior is the same in air and in HTGR atmosphere (helium). The tensile tests of Hastelloy-X specimens reveal that aging has embrittlement and hardening effects up to 700/sup 0/C, but the creep tests at 800/sup 0/C show opposite effects. This particular behavior could be due to induced precipitation by aging and the depletion of hardening elements from the matrix. Tests show a low influence of cobalt content on mechanical properties of Hastelloy-X.

Sainfort, G.; Cappelaere, M.; Gregoire, J.; Sannier, J.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crack-resistant siloxane molding compounds. [Patent application  

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The crack resistance of phenyl silicone molding resins containing siliceous fillers is improved by incorporating therein about 0.5 to 5.5% by weight of ..beta..-eucryptite, a lithium aluminum silicate having a negative thermal expansion coefficient. These molding resins are particularly suitable for encapsulating electronic devices such as diodes, coils, resistors, and the like.

McFarland, J.W.; Swearngin, C.B.

1980-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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EARLY-AGE CRACKING REVIEW: MECHANISMS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES,  

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://cementbarriers.org/ and Savannah River National Laboratory website: http://srnl.doe.gov #12;Early-Age Cracking Review: Mechanisms Commission (NRC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Savannah River National of work performed in part under that contract. This report was prepared in support of the Savannah River

Bentz, Dale P.

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CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR  

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CONTAINED PLASTIC DEFORMATION NEAR CRACKS AND NOTCHES UNDER LONGITUDINAL SHEAR James R. Rice* ABSTRACT An exact linear elastic-perfectly plastic solution is presented for the problem of a sharp notch coordinates corresponding to given stresses, position of the elastic-plastic boundary, and accompanying

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Predicting overload-affected fatigue crack growth in steels  

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The ability of semi-empirical crack closure models to predict the effect of overloads on fatigue crack growth in low-alloy steels has been investigated. With this purpose, the CORPUS model developed for aircraft metals and spectra has been checked first through comparisons between the simulated and observed results for a low-alloy steel. The CORPUS predictions of crack growth under several types of simple load histories containing overloads appeared generally unconservative which prompted the authors to formulate a new model, more suitable for steels. With the latter approach, the assumed evolution of the crack opening stress during the delayed retardation stage has been based on experimental results reported for various steels. For all the load sequences considered, the predictions from the proposed model appeared to be by far more accurate than those from CORPUS. Based on the analysis results, the capability of semi-empirical prediction concepts to cover experimentally observed trends that have been reported for sequences with overloads is discussed. Finally, possibilities of improving the model performance are considered.

Skorupa, M.; Skorupa, A.; Ladecki, B. [Univ. of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow (Poland). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cracks and Atoms** By Dominic Holland* and Michael Marder  

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Cracks and Atoms** By Dominic Holland* and Michael Marder 1. Introduction Many materials scientists the atomic scale on the mechanical response of materials. On the one hand, there is a reluctance to believe that the invisible atomic scale is important for macroscopic mechanical deformation. Out of sight, out of mind

Texas at Austin. University of

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Corrosion pitting and environmentally assisted small crack growth  

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...of pit geometry and the local pit chemistry. In addition, the pit may have significant microtopographical...these can be found in the work of Burns et al. [29] in relation to...that cracks may initiate near the pit mouth, but the specific location...

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Fatigue crack growth testing of sub-clad defects  

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Fatigue crack growth tests were performed on four-point bend specimens with cracklike defects intentionally placed in A302B low-alloy pressure vessel steel clad with 308/309L weld-deposited stainless steel. The defects were placed in the base metal under the cladding by machining a cavity from the side opposite the cladding, electric-discharge machining a very sharp flaw, fatigue precracking the flaw, and then filling up the cavity by a weld repair process. The specimens were stress relieved before fatigue testing. The specimens were fatigue cycled at positive load ratios until the defects broke through to the surface. The specimens were then fractured at liquid nitrogen temperatures to reveal the fracture surfaces. Seven different sub-clad flaw specimens were tested in room temperature air and each test provides a record of cycles to defect breakthrough. Changes in defect size and shape as a function of applied load cycles were obtained by beach-marking the crack at various stages of the load history. The results provide a set of embedded defect data which can be used for qualifying fatigue crack growth analysis procedures such as those in Section XI of the ASME boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. A comparison between calculated and measured values shows that the ASME B and PV Section XI fatigue crack growth procedures conservatively predict cycles to defect breakthrough for small sub-clad defects.

Jones, D.P.; Leax, T.R. [Bechtel Bettis, Inc., West Mifflin, PA (United States). Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incipient Crack Detection in Composite Wind Turbine Blades  

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This paper presents some analysis results for incipient crack detection in a 9-meter CX-100 wind turbine blade that underwent fatigue loading to failure. The blade was manufactured to standard specifications, and it underwent harmonic excitation at its first resonance using a hydraulically-actuated excitation system until reaching catastrophic failure. This work investigates the ability of an ultrasonic guided wave approach to detect incipient damage prior to the surfacing of a visible, catastrophic crack. The blade was instrumented with piezoelectric transducers, which were used in an active, pitchcatch mode with guided waves over a range of excitation frequencies. The performance results in detecting incipient crack formation in the fiberglass skin of the blade is assessed over the range of frequencies in order to determine the point at which the incipient crack became detectable. Higher excitation frequencies provide consistent results for paths along the rotor blade's carbon fiber spar cap, but performance falls off with increasing excitation frequencies for paths off of the spar cap. Lower excitation frequencies provide more consistent performance across all sensor paths.

Taylor, Stuart G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Choi, Mijin [Chonbuk National University, Korea; Jeong, Hyomi [Chonbuk National University, Korea; Jang, Jae Kyeong [Chonbuk National University, Korea; Park, Gyuhae [Chonnam National University, Korea; Farinholt, Kevin [Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, VA; Farrar, Charles R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ammerman, Curtt N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Todd, Michael D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lee, Jung-Ryul [Chonbuk National University, Korea

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Zeeman deceleration of electron-impact-excited metastable helium atoms  

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We present experimental results that demonstrate - for the first time - the Zeeman deceleration of helium atoms in the metastable 2^3S_1state. A more than 40% decrease of the kinetic energy of the beam is achieved for deceleration from 490 m/s to a final velocity of 370 m/s. Metastable atom generation is achieved with an electron-impact-excitation source whose performance is enhanced through an additional discharge-type process which we characterize in detail. Comparison of deceleration data at different electron beam pulse durations confirms that a matching between the initial particle distribution and the phase-space acceptance of the decelerator is crucial for the production of a decelerated packet with a well-defined velocity distribution. The experimental findings are in good agreement with three-dimensional numerical particle trajectory simulations.

Dulitz, Katrin; Softley, Timothy P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options for Cryogenic Load Cooling with Forced Flow Helium Circulation  

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Cryogenic pumps designed to circulate super-critical helium are commonly deemed necessary in many super-conducting magnet and other cooling applications. Acknowledging that these pumps are often located at the coldest temperature levels, their use introduces risks associated with the reliability of additional rotating machinery and an additional load on the refrigeration system. However, as it has been successfully demonstrated, this objective can be accomplished without using these pumps by the refrigeration system, resulting in lower system input power and improved reliability to the overall cryogenic system operations. In this paper we examine some trade-offs between using these pumps vs. using the refrigeration system directly with examples of processes that have used these concepts successfully and eliminated using such pumps

Peter Knudsen, Venkatarao Ganni, Roberto Than

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of oilfree all turbo-type helium refrigerator  

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We have designed a high efficient, compact 300 W oilfree all turbo-type heliumrefrigerator capable of long maintenance free continuous operation. The main compressor at ambient temperature which is driven by a helium gas turbine attached to the same shaft, is supported by magnetic bearings, and, has an inlet and outlet pressure of 0.35 \\{MPa\\} and 0.7 MPa. Four turbo expanders are employed, including one at 80 K because LN2 is not used in this system. Each expander drives a cold compressor, accompanying a generator brake by use of an induction motor. This provides very easy control. Variable nozzles are adopted to the expanders, and the number of valves are diminished as much as possible to reduce line pressure loss. Concerning a heat exchanger, we have examined a micro tube laminar flow heat exchanger which is compact and enables high efficiency at low temperature. This heat exchanger can reduce pressure loss greatly.

N. Saji; S. Nagai; H. Asakura; Y. Kaneko

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equation of state and optical properties of warm dense helium  

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We investigate the physical properties of warm dense helium under the conditions found in the atmospheres of cool white dwarfs using both a chemical model and ab initio simulations. A chemical model is developed for the low-ionization limit that includes the species He, He+, He2+, and electrons, and interactions between them. The ab initio calculations consist in quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) simulations. We use the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) to calculate the equation of state and the electrical and optical properties within the linear response theory. We further use an exact exchange hybrid (PBE0) density functional as well as the GW approximation to estimate the uncertainties on the electrical and optical properties resulting from the GGA approximation. While both the chemical model and the QMD simulations are in excellent agreement with the measured equation of state, a qualitative discrepancy exists with the measured conductivity.

P. M. Kowalski, S. Mazevet, D. Saumon, and M. Challacombe

2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to the subcritical cracking of ceramic Pierre Ladev`eze,a,1  

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A new approach to the subcritical cracking of ceramic fibers Pierre Ladev`eze,a,1 , Martin Geneta a Cachan Cedex, France Abstract A new modeling approach to subcritical crack propagation (i.e. static fa, the result comes down to the widely-used Paris-like subcritical crack propagation law. For the general case

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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Average crack front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium relaxation tests, exploring subcritical to critical regimes. Transparency of the material (PMMA) allows kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as sub-critical crack growth or sub- critical regime

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Stress corrosion cracking under low stress: Continuous or discontinuous Longkui K. Zhu a  

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Stress corrosion cracking under low stress: Continuous or discontinuous cracks? Longkui K. Zhu a , Yu Yan a , Jinxu X. Li a , Lijie J. Qiao a, , Alex A. Volinsky b,a a Corrosion and Protection Center. Stress corrosion C. Anodic dissolution a b s t r a c t Two-dimensional and three-dimensional crack

Volinsky, Alex A.

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Influence of Impurity Segregation on Temper Embrittlement and on Slow Fatigue Crack  

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of segregated impurity atoms (temper embrittlement) and hydrogen atoms, evolved from crack tip surface reactions with water vapor in the moist air environment (hydrogen embrittlement). The signifi- cance of crack closureInfluence of Impurity Segregation on Temper Embrittlement and on Slow Fatigue Crack Growth

Ritchie, Robert

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Brittle fracture in a periodic structure with internal potential energy. Spontaneous crack propagation  

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...with the crack speed-energy relation is presented...crack-related dynamic Green's function. For anisotropic...crack-related dynamic Green's function Note that...absence of the internal energy was considered in [14] without evaluation of the Green's function (also see...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of Reliability-Based Design Factors In Stress Corrosion Cracking Evaluations  

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First-order reliability methodology (FORM) is used to develop reliability-based design factors for deterministic analyses of stress corrosion cracking. The basic elements of FORM as applied to structural reliability problems are reviewed and then employed specifically to stress corrosion cracking evaluations. Failure due to stress corrosion cracking is defined as crack initiation followed by crack growth to a critical depth. The stress corrosion cracking process is thus represented in terms of a crack initiation time model and a crack growth rate model, with the crack growth rate integrated from the initiation time to the time at which the crack grows to its critical depth. Both models are described by log-normal statistical distribution functions. A procedure is developed to evaluate design factors that are applied to the mean values of the crack initiation time and the crack growth rate for specified temperature and stress conditions. The design factors, which depend on the standard deviations of the statistical distributions, are related to a target reliability, which is inversely related to an acceptable probability of failure. The design factors are not fixed, but are evaluated on a case-to-case basis for each application. The use of these design factors in a deterministic analysis assures that the target reliability will be attained and the corresponding acceptable probability of failure will not be exceeded. An example problem illustrates use of this procedure.

E. Friedman

2001-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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White(etching!matter!in!bearing!steel! Part1:!Controlled(cracking!of!52100!steel!  

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! 1! White(etching!matter!in!bearing!steel! Part1:!Controlled(cracking!of!52100!steel! ! W!phenomena!such!as!the!appearance!of!"white(etching!areas"!or!"white(etching! cracks",!crack!particular!kind!of!microstructural!damage!in!the!form!of!regions!of!the! structure,! which! appear! white! in

Cambridge, University of

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ensl-00138774,version1-27Mar2007 Slow crack growth: models and experiments  

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the subcritical growth of a single crack in thin sheets of paper. A good agreement between the theoreticalensl-00138774,version1-27Mar2007 Slow crack growth: models and experiments S. Santucci, L. Vanel, S'Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France March 28, 2007 Abstract The properties of slow crack growth in brittle

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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J Am Cerom Soc 73 [4]893-903 (1990) Cyclic Fatigue-Crack Propagation in  

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InternationalScience Center, Thousand Oaks, California 91360 The subcritical growth of fatigue cracks under variable-amplitude cyclic loading, crack-growth rates show transient accelera- tions following low overloads, again analogous to behavior commonly observed in ductile metals. Cyclic crack-growth rates

Ritchie, Robert

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Biomaterials 28 (2007) 49014911 Stresscorrosion crack growth of SiNaKMgCaPO bioactive  

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Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Stress corrosion; Bioactive glass; Subcritical crack growthBiomaterials 28 (2007) 4901­4911 Stress­corrosion crack growth of Si­Na­K­Mg­Ca­P­O bioactive Available online 21 August 2007 Abstract This paper describes research on the stress­corrosion crack growth

Ritchie, Robert

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The Role of Helium in the Outer Solar Atmosphere  

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We construct models of the outer solar atmosphere comprising the region from the mid-chromosphere and into the solar wind in order to study the force and energy balance in models with a significant helium abundance. The corona is created by dissipation of an energy flux from the Sun. The energy flux is lost as radiation from the top of the chromosphere and as gravitational and kinetic solar wind energy flux. We find that in models with significant ion heating of the extended corona most of the energy flux is lost in the solar wind. The ion temperatures are higher than the electron temperature in these models, and the ?-particle temperature is much higher than the proton temperature, so there is energy transfer from the ?-particle fluid to the protons and electrons, but this energy exchange between the different species is relatively small. To a fairly good approximation we can say that the energy flux deposited in the protons and ?-particles is lost as kinetic and gravitational energy flux in the proton and ?-particle flow. How this energy flux is divided between gravitational and kinetic energy flux (i.e., how large the particle fluxes and flow speeds are) depends upon details of the heating process. We also find that mixing processes in the chromosphere play an important role in determining the coronal helium abundance and the relative solar wind proton and ?-particle fluxes. Roughly speaking, we find that the relative ?-particle and proton fluxes are set by the degree of chromospheric mixing, while the speeds are set by the details of the coronal heating process.

V. H. Hansteen; E. Leer; T.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EFFECTS OF CURVATURE AND EXPANSION ON HELIUM DETONATIONS ON WHITE DWARF SURFACES  

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Accreted helium layers on white dwarfs have been highlighted for many decades as a possible site for a detonation triggered by a thermonuclear runaway. In this paper, we find the minimum helium layer thickness that will sustain a steady laterally propagating detonation and show that it depends on the density and composition of the helium layer, specifically {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O. Detonations in these thin helium layers have speeds slower than the Chapman-Jouget (CJ) speed from complete helium burning, v{sub CJ} = 1.5 × 10{sup 9} cm s{sup –1}. Though gravitationally unbound, the ashes still have unburned helium (?80% in the thinnest cases) and only reach up to heavy elements such as {sup 40}Ca, {sup 44}Ti, {sup 48}Cr, and {sup 52}Fe. It is rare for these thin shells to generate large amounts of {sup 56}Ni. We also find a new set of solutions that can propagate in even thinner helium layers when {sup 16}O is present at a minimum mass fraction of ?0.07. Driven by energy release from ? captures on {sup 16}O and subsequent elements, these slow detonations only create ashes up to {sup 28}Si in the outer detonated He shell. We close by discussing how the unbound helium burning ashes may create faint and fast 'Ia' supernovae as well as events with virtually no radioactivity, and speculate on how the slower helium detonation velocities impact the off-center ignition of a carbon detonation that could cause a Type Ia supernova in the double detonation scenario.

Moore, Kevin; Bildsten, Lars [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States); Townsley, Dean M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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50 years of helium liquefaction at the MIT Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory  

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The evolution of the helium liquefaction facility of the MIT Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory and the history of its operation over the last 50 years are described. Professor Samuel C. Collins created the liquid-helium facility based on his earlier developments. The chronology of the laboratory helium liquefiers is given with a brief description of each one. The current facility based on the Model 2000 liquefier is described and operating experience is given. The reasons for the very high availability of the liquefaction system are developed.

Joseph L. Smith Jr.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium effects on the mechanical properties of neutron-irradiated Cr-Mo ferritic steels  

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In the first wall of a fusion rector, large amounts of transmutation helium will be produced simultaneously with the displacement damage caused by high-energy neutrons from the fusion reaction. One method used to simulate irradiation effects for ferritic steels is to add nickel to the steels and irradiate them in a mixed-spectrum reactor. Fast neutrons in the spectrum produce displacement damage, while transmutation helium is produced by a two-step reaction of {sup 58}Ni with thermal neutrons. This technique has been used to investigate the effect of helium on tensile properties and toughness. Results from these studies are summarized.

Klueh, R.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-driven nanoplasmas in doped helium droplets: Local ignition and anisotropic expansion  

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Doping a helium nanodroplet with a tiny xenon cluster of a few atoms only, sparks complete ionization of the droplet at laser intensities below the ionization threshold of helium atoms. As a result, the intrinsically inert and transparent droplet turns into a fast and strong absorber of infrared light. Microscopic calculations reveal a two-step mechanism to be responsible for the dramatic change: Avalanche-like ionization of the helium atoms on a femtosecond time scale, driven by field ionization due to the quickly charged xenon core is followed by resonant absorption enabled by an unusual cigar-shaped nanoplasma within the droplet.

Mikaberidze, Alexey; Rost, Jan M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-Driven Nanoplasmas in Doped Helium Droplets: Local Ignition and Anisotropic Growth  

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Doping a helium nanodroplet with only a tiny xenon cluster of a few atoms sparks complete ionization of the droplet at laser intensities below the ionization threshold of helium atoms. As a result, the intrinsically inert and transparent droplet turns into a fast and strong absorber of infrared light. Microscopic calculations reveal a two-step mechanism to be responsible for the dramatic change: Avalanchelike ionization of the helium atoms on a femtosecond time scale, driven by field ionization due to the quickly charged xenon core, is followed by resonant absorption enabled by an unusual cigar-shaped nanoplasma within the droplet.

Alexey Mikaberidze, Ulf Saalmann, and Jan M. Rost

2009-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF UNBROKEN LIGAMENTS ON STRESS CORROSION CRACKING BEHAVIOR OF ALLOY 82H WELDS  

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Previously reported stress corrosion cracking (SCC) rates for Alloy 82H gas-tungsten-arc welds tested in 360 C water showed tremendous variability. The excessive data scatter was attributed to the variations in microstructure, mechanical properties and residual stresses that are common in welds. In the current study, however, re-evaluation of the SCC data revealed that the large data scatter was an anomaly due to erroneous crack growth rates inferred from crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) measurements. Apparently, CMOD measurements provided reasonably accurate SCC rates for some specimens, but grossly overestimated rates in others. The overprediction was associated with large unbroken ligaments that often form in welds in the wake of advancing crack fronts. When ligaments were particularly large, they prevented crack mouth deflection, so apparent crack incubation times (i.e. period of time before crack advance commences) based on CMOD measurements were unrealistically long. During the final states of testing, ligaments began to separate allowing the crack mouth to open rather quickly. This behavior was interpreted as a rapid crack advance, but it actually reflects the ligament separation rate, not the SCC rate. Revised crack growth rates obtained in this study exhibit substantially less scatter than that previously reported. The effects of crack orientation and fatigue flutter loading on SCC rates in 82H welds are also discussed.

Mills, W.J. and Brown, C.M.

2003-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium isotopes in geothermal systems- Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River and  

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Helium isotopes in geothermal systems- Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River and Helium isotopes in geothermal systems- Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River and Steamboat Springs Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Helium isotopes in geothermal systems- Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River and Steamboat Springs Details Activities (3) Areas (3) Regions (0) Abstract: Helium isotope ratios have been measured in geothermal fluids from Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River, Steamboat Springs and Hawaii. These ratios have been interpreted in terms of the processes which supply He in distinct isotopic ratios (i.e. magmatic He, ~10 Ra; atmospheric He, R,sub>a; and crustal He, ~0.1 Ra) and in terms of the processes which can alter the isotopic ratio (hydrologic mixing, U-Th series alpha production and weathering release of crustal He, magma aging and

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Helium Isotopes In Geothermal And Volcanic Gases Of The Western United  

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Helium Isotopes In Geothermal And Volcanic Gases Of The Western United Helium Isotopes In Geothermal And Volcanic Gases Of The Western United States, I, Regional Variability And Magmatic Origin Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Helium Isotopes In Geothermal And Volcanic Gases Of The Western United States, I, Regional Variability And Magmatic Origin Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Helium isotope ratios in gases of thirty hot springs and geothermal wells and of five natural gas wells in the western United States show no relationship to regional conductive heat flow, but do show a correlation with magma-based thermal activity and reservoir fluid temperature (or total convective heat discharge). Gases from high-T (> 200°C) reservoirs have 3He/4He > 2 _ the atmospheric value, with high He

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High-frequency two-photon ionization of helium and cesium  

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Calculations of the two-photon ionization of metastable levels of helium and the first three s levels of cesium are presented. The calculations are carried out to second order in a...

Marinescu, M; Sadeghpour, H R; Dalgarno, A

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the point-spread function in helium-ion lithography  

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We present here a hybrid approach to modeling helium-ion lithography that combines the power and ease-of-use of the Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter (SRIM) software with the results of recent work simulating secondary ...

Winston, Donald

322

Development of Small Size Claude Cycle Helium Refrigerator with Micro Turbo-Expander  

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In the field of small size helium refrigerators, need for a maintenance free and vibration free system is rapidly increasing, especially for the application to cryoelectronic devices such as NMR-CT and Josephs...

H. Izumi; S. Harada; K. Matsubara; S. Saito

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Products of High-Energy Deuteron and Helium Ion Bombardments of Copper  

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AND HELIUM ION BOHBARDMENTS OF COPPER D. R. Miller, R. C.observations made when natural copper (stable mass numbersof the Bombardment of Natural Copper with 190 Mev Deuterons

Miller, D.R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Conception design of helium ion FFAG accelerator with induction accelerating cavity  

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In the recent decades of particle accelerator R&D area, fixed field alternating gradient (FFAG) accelerator has become a highlight for some advantages of its higher beam intensity and lower cost, although there are still some technical challenges. In this paper, FFAG accelerator is adopted to accelerate helium ion beam on the one hand for the study of helium embrittlement on fusion reactor envelope material and on the other hand for promoting the conception research and design of FFAG accelerator and exploring the possibility of developing high power FFAG accelerators. The conventional period focusing unit of helium ion FFAG accelerator and three-dimensional model of the large aperture combinatorial magnet by OPERA-TOSCA are given. For low energy and low revolution frequency, induction acceleration is proposed to replace conventional radio frequency(RF) acceleration for helium ion FFAG accelerator, which avoids the potential breakdown of acceleration field caused by wake field and improves the acceleratio...

Huan-li, Luo; Xiang-qi, Wang; Hong-Liang, Xu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

On the application of bees algorithm to the problem of crack detection of beam-type structures  

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In this paper, the application of the bees algorithm (BA) to the problem of crack detection in beams is introduced. A numerical as well as an experimental study is designed to predict a single open edge-crack in cantilever beams. The crack is modeled ... Keywords: Bees algorithm, Cantilever beam, Crack detection, Modal testing, Particle swarm optimization

S. Moradi; P. Razi; L. Fatahi

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL HELIUM DETONATIONS IN ASTROPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS  

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Several models for Type Ia-like supernova events rely on the production of a self-sustained detonation powered by nuclear reactions. In the absence of hydrogen, the fuel that powers these detonations typically consists of either pure helium (He) or a mixture of carbon and oxygen (C/O). Studies that systematically determine the conditions required to initiate detonations in C/O material exist, but until now no analogous investigation of He matter has been conducted. We perform one-dimensional reactive hydrodynamical simulations at a variety of initial density and temperature combinations and find critical length scales for the initiation of He detonations that range between 1 and 10{sup 10} cm. A simple estimate of the length scales over which the total consumption of fuel will occur for steady-state detonations is provided by the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) formalism. Our initiation lengths are consistently smaller than the corresponding CJ length scales by a factor of {approx}100, providing opportunities for thermonuclear explosions in a wider range of low-mass white dwarfs (WDs) than previously thought possible. We find that virialized WDs with as little mass as 0.24 M{sub Sun} can be detonated, and that even less massive WDs can be detonated if a sizable fraction of their mass is raised to a higher adiabat. That the initiation length is exceeded by the CJ length implies that certain systems may not reach nuclear statistical equilibrium within the time it takes a detonation to traverse the object. In support of this hypothesis, we demonstrate that incomplete burning will occur in the majority of He WD detonations and that {sup 40}Ca, {sup 44}Ti, or {sup 48}Cr, rather than {sup 56}Ni, is the predominant burning product for many of these events. We anticipate that a measure of the quantity of the intermediate-mass elements and {sup 56}Ni produced in a helium-rich thermonuclear explosion can potentially be used to constrain the nature of the progenitor system.

Holcomb, Cole; Guillochon, James; De Colle, Fabio; Ramirez-Ruiz, Enrico [TASC, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diameters of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Depending on Helium Gas Pressure in an Arc Discharge  

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Diameters of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Depending on Helium Gas Pressure in an Arc Discharge ... So far, relatively large quantities of SWNTs have been produced by using Y?Ni and Fe?Ni catalysts for the electric arc discharge method28-30 and by using a Co?Ni catalyst for the pulsed laser ablation method. ... The electric current of the arc discharge also affected the yield of SWNTs though its effect was not as serious as the helium pressure. ...

Yahachi Saito; Yoshihiko Tani; Atsuo Kasuya

2000-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion behavior of zirconia-coated Hastelloy X in a high-temperature helium environment  

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The corrosion behavior of Hastelloy X coated with (NiCrAl)/(ZrO/sub 2/-CaC/sub 2/) was examined, after serving as the liner tube of helium engineering demonstration loop (HENDEL) hot gas duct. The Hastelloy X with the ceramic coating system was exposed to high-temperature helium gas for --6000 h. The compositions of oxide films formed on Hastelloy X were entirely different between the noncoated and ceramic-coated tubes.

Kondo, Y.; Fukaya, K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete Visible Luminescence of Helium Atoms and Molecules Desorbing from Helium Clusters: The Role of Electronic, Vibrational, and Rotational Energy Transfer  

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Discrete visible and near-infrared luminescence of a beam of photoexcited helium clusters is reported. The emission lines are attributed to free helium atoms and molecules desorbing from clusters in electronically excited states. Depending on the excitation energy, various atomic and molecular singlet and triplet states are involved in the relaxation process. With increasing cluster size the intensity of molecular transitions becomes dominant. The temperature of ejected molecules could be estimated to T{sub vib}{approximately}2500 K and T{sub rot}{approximately}450 K and is much higher than that of the cluster itself. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

von Haeften, K.; von Pietrowski, R.; Moeller, T. [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton DESY, Hamburg, Notkestr. 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)] [Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton DESY, Hamburg, Notkestr. 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany); Joppien, M.; Moussavizadeh, L. [II. Institute fuer Experimentalphysik, Universitaet Hamburg (Germany)] [II. Institute fuer Experimentalphysik, Universitaet Hamburg (Germany); de Castro, A.R. [Laboratorio National de Luz Sincrotron, Campinas 13081-90 (Brazil)] [Laboratorio National de Luz Sincrotron, Campinas 13081-90 (Brazil)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for making dense crack free thin films  

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The process described herein provides a simple and cost effective method for making crack free, high density thin ceramic film. The steps involve depositing a layer of a ceramic material on a porous or dense substrate. The deposited layer is compacted and then the resultant laminate is sintered to achieve a higher density than would have been possible without the pre-firing compaction step.

Jacobson, Craig P. (Lafayette, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA); De Jonghe, Lutgard C. (Lafayette, CA)

2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

331

Environmentally assisted cracking of light-water reactor materials  

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Environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of lightwater reactor (LWR) materials has affected nuclear reactors from the very introduction of the technology. Corrosion problems have afflicted steam generators from the very introduction of pressurized water reactor (PWR) technology. Shippingport, the first commercial PWR operated in the United States, developed leaking cracks in two Type 304 stainless steel (SS) steam generator tubes as early as 1957, after only 150 h of operation. Stress corrosion cracks were observed in the heat-affected zones of welds in austenitic SS piping and associated components in boiling-water reactors (BRWs) as early as 1965. The degradation of steam generator tubing in PWRs and the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of austenitic SS piping in BWRs have been the most visible and most expensive examples of EAC in LWRs, and the repair and replacement of steam generators and recirculation piping has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. However, other problems associated with the effects of the environment on reactor structures and components am important concerns in operating plants and for extended reactor lifetimes. Cast duplex austenitic-ferritic SSs are used extensively in the nuclear industry to fabricate pump casings and valve bodies for LWRs and primary coolant piping in many PWRs. Embrittlement of the ferrite phase in cast duplex SS may occur after 10 to 20 years at reactor operating temperatures, which could influence the mechanical response and integrity of pressure boundary components during high strain-rate loading (e.g., seismic events). The problem is of most concern in PWRs where slightly higher temperatures are typical and cast SS piping is widely used.

Chopra, O.K.; Chung, H.M.; Kassner, T.F.; Shack, W.J.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental stress cracking of plastics under dynamic conditions  

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The objective of this study was to find out if dynamic conditions have any effect on the phenomenon of environmental stress cracking (ESC). Dynamic conditions in this study include thermal shock, mechanical shock, and vibrations. Injection blow molded... resistance of blow molded polyethylene containers. The experimental data indicated that each of the dynamic conditions accelerated the ESC. Therefore, the results obtained from the static tests cannot be used to predict the service life of the containers...

Suresh, Mitta

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Observation and Image-Based Simulation of Three-Dimensional Tortuous Crack Evolution inside Opaque Materials  

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We present a combined novel methodology to study the three-dimensional complex geometry of a tortuous crack and identify the essential features of the crack and its propagation inside a heterogeneous material. We find that some severe damage events occur unexpectedly below a local mode-I crack within the sample; we realize that the severe plastic zone of the local mode-I crack is shifted down by another unseen crack segment hidden behind, which is responsible for the unusual damage phenomenon observed. We also find that the crack grows fast at some locations but slowly at some other locations along the crack front; we recognize that the crack-tip fields are reduced by neighboring hidden crack segments, which accounts for the retarded propagation of some part of the crack front. The feasibility and power of the proposed methodology highlights the potential of a new way to study fracture mechanisms in real materials.

Lihe Qian; Hiroyuki Toda; Kentaro Uesugi; Masakazu Kobayashi; Toshiro Kobayashi

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A DEEPLY ECLIPSING DETACHED DOUBLE HELIUM WHITE DWARF BINARY  

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Using Liverpool Telescope+RISE photometry we identify the 2.78 hr period binary star CSS 41177 as a detached eclipsing double white dwarf binary with a 21,100 K primary star and a 10,500 K secondary star. This makes CSS 41177 only the second known eclipsing double white dwarf binary after NLTT 11748. The 2 minute long primary eclipse is 40% deep and the secondary eclipse 10% deep. From Gemini+GMOS spectroscopy, we measure the radial velocities of both components of the binary from the H{alpha} absorption line cores. These measurements, combined with the light curve information, yield white dwarf masses of M{sub 1} = 0.283 {+-} 0.064 M{sub sun} and M{sub 2} = 0.274 {+-} 0.034 M{sub sun}, making them both helium core white dwarfs. As an eclipsing, double-lined spectroscopic binary, CSS 41177 is ideally suited to measuring precise, model-independent masses and radii. The two white dwarfs will merge in roughly 1.1 Gyr to form a single sdB star.

Parsons, S. G.; Marsh, T. R.; Gaensicke, B. T. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Drake, A. J. [California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, CA 91225 (United States); Koester, D. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Kiel (Germany)

2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Collisional Thermalization of Hydrogen and Helium in Solar Wind Plasma  

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In situ observations of the solar wind frequently show the temperature of $\\alpha$-particles (fully ionized helium), $T_\\alpha$, to significantly differ from that of protons (ionized hydrogen), $T_p$. Many heating processes in the plasma act preferentially on $\\alpha$-particles, even as collisions among ions act to gradually establish thermal equilibrium. Measurements from the $\\textit{Wind}$ spacecraft's Faraday cups reveal that, at $r=1.0\\ \\textrm{AU}$ from the Sun, the observed values of the $\\alpha$-proton temperature ratio, $\\theta_{\\alpha p} \\equiv T_\\alpha\\,/\\,T_p$ has a complex, bimodal distribution. This study applied a simple model for the radial evolution of $\\theta_{\\alpha p}$ to these data to compute expected values of $\\theta_{\\alpha p}$ at $r=0.1\\ \\textrm{AU}$. These inferred $\\theta_{\\alpha p}$-values have no trace of the bimodality seen in the $\\theta_{\\alpha p}$-values measured at $r=1.0\\ \\textrm{AU}$ but are instead consistent with the actions of the known mechanisms for $\\alpha$-particle p...

Maruca, Bennett A; Sorriso-Valvo, Luca; Kasper, Justin C; Stevens, Michael L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF TRITIUM AND DECAY HELIUM ON WELDMENT FRACTURE TOUGHNESS  

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The fracture toughness data collected in this study are needed to assess the long-term effects of tritium and its decay product on tritium reservoirs. The results show that tritium and decay helium have negative effects on the fracture toughness properties of stainless steel and its weldments. The data and report from this study has been included in a material property database for use in tritium reservoir modeling efforts like the Technology Investment Program ''Lifecycle Engineering for Tritium Reservoirs''. A number of conclusions can be drawn from the data: (1) For unexposed Type 304L stainless steel, the fracture toughness of weldments was two to three times higher than the base metal toughness. (2) Tritium exposure lowered the fracture toughness properties of both base metals and weldments. This was characterized by lower J{sub Q} values and lower J-da curves. (3) Tritium-exposed-and-aged base metals and weldments had lower fracture toughness values than unexposed ones but still retained good toughness properties.

Morgan, M; Scott West, S; Michael Tosten, M

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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An Atomistic study of Helium Resolution in bcc Iron  

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The evolution of gas-stabilized bubbles in irradiated materials can be a significant factor in the microstructural processes that lead to mechanical property and dimensional changes in structural materials exposed to high-energy neutrons. Helium generation and accumulation is particularly important under DT fusion irradiation conditions. Although the process of ballistic resolutioning of gas from bubbles has been long-discussed in the literature, there have been few computational studies of this mechanism. Resolutioning could limit bubble growth by ejecting gas atoms back into the metal matrix. A detailed atomistic study of ballistic He resolutioning from bubbles in bcc iron has been carried out using molecular dynamics. A newly-developed Fe-He interatomic potential was employed, with the iron matrix described by the potential of Ackland and co-workers from 1997. The primary variables examined were: irradiation temperature (100 and 600K), iron knock-on atom energy (5 and 20 keV), bubble radius (~0.5 and 1.0 nm), and He-to-vacancy ratio in the bubble (0.25, 0.5 and 1.0) in order to obtain an assessment of this dynamic resolutioning mechanism. The results presented here focus on the 5 keV cascades which indicate a modest, but potentially significant level of He removal by this process.

Stoller, Roger E [ORNL; Stewart, David M [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Miniature Helium Turbo-Expander for Cryogenic Refrigeration Systems  

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Publisher Summary This chapter highlights the features of a miniature helium turbo expander for cryogenic refrigeration systems. The Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory of the National Bureau of Standards has investigated the use of small, high speed turbines, supported by gas lubricated journal bearings, in small capacity refrigeration system. Two systems have been studied, one that operates at 4.2 K and another at 30 K. As a result of optimization studies, a 20:1 pressure ratio was used for the 4.2 K system. It is found that although the final low temperature is obtained with an expansion valve, work extraction is necessary for system operation. Refrigeration at 30 K is accomplished by shutting the expansion valve, and leaving the low temperature loop of the system unused. Refrigeration is obtained downstream of the turbine. It is found that for this system, optimization studies indicated best performance at 4:1 pressure ratio. A program was initiated to investigate the performance of a 4:1 pressure ratio turbine for this application. A design goal of 70% was selected from the qualitative reasoning that in larger sizes 80 to 90% was common, but in small machines friction and leakage losses tend to be relatively high.

M.T. NORTON

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed-mode, high-cycle fatigue-crack growth thresholds in I. A comparison of large-and short-crack behavior  

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) in a Ti±6Al±4V turbine blade alloy with a bimodal microstructure. Speci®cally, the eect of combined mode I machined to within $200 lm of the precrack tip. For such short cracks, wherein the magnitude of crack, particularly in association with fretting fatigue in the blade dovetail/disk contact section [3]. For fatigue

Ritchie, Robert

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Spallation-Fission Competition in Heaviest Elements; Helium Ion Induced Reactions in Plutonium Isotopes  

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James W. Cobble, and Glenn T. Seaborg Radiation LaboratoryJames W. Cobble, and Glenn T. Seaborg Radiation Laboratory

Glass, Richard A.; Carr, Robert J.; Cobble, James W.; Seaborg, Glenn T.

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative hydrogen analysis of zircaloy-4 in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy with ambient helium gas  

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This experiment was carried out to address the need for overcoming the difficulties encountered in hydrogen analysis by means of plasma emission spectroscopy in atmospheric ambient...

Ramli, Muliadi; Fukumoto, Ken-ichi; Niki, Hideaki; Abdulmadjid, Syahrun Nur; Idris, Nasrullah; Maruyama, Tadashi; Kagawa, Kiichiro; Tjia, May On; Pardede, Marincan; Kurniawan, Koo Hendrik; Hedwig, Rinda; Lie, Zener Sukra; Lie, Tjung Jie; Kurniawan, Davy Putra

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Dopant induced ignition of helium nanodroplets in intense few-cycle laser pulses  

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We demonstrate ultrafast resonant energy absorption of rare-gas doped He nanodroplets from intense few-cycle (~10 fs) laser pulses. We find that less than 10 dopant atoms "ignite" the droplet to generate a non-spherical electronic nanoplasma resulting ultimately in complete ionization and disintegration of all atoms, although the pristine He droplet is transparent for the laser intensities applied. Our calculations at those intensities reveal that the minimal pulse length required for ignition is about 9 fs.

Krishnan, S R; Kremer, M; Sharma, V; Fischer, B; Camus, N; Jha, J; Krishnamurthy, M; Pfeifer, T; Moshammer, R; Ullrich, J; Stienkemeier, F; Mudrich, M; Mikaberidze, A; Saalmann, U; Rost, J -M

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic Flaw Detection of Cracks and Machined Flaws as Observed Through Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Welds  

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Piping welds in the pressure boundary of light water reactors (LWRs) are subject to a volumetric examination based on Section XI of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Due to access limitations and high background radiation levels, the technique used is primarily ultrasonic rather than radiographic. Many of the austenitic welds in safety-related piping systems provide limited access to both sides of the weld, so a far-side examination is necessary. Historically, far-side inspections have performed poorly because of the coarse and elongated grains that make up the microstructures of austenitic weldments. The large grains cause the ultrasound to be scattered, attenuated, and redirected. Additionally, grain boundaries or weld geometry may reflect coherent ultrasonic echoes, making flaw detection and discrimination a more challenging endeavor. Previous studies conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on ultrasonic far-side examinations in austenitic piping welds involved the application of conventional transducers, use of low-frequency Synthetic Aperture Focusing Techniques (SAFT), and ultrasonic phased-array (PA) methods on specimens containing implanted thermal fatigue cracks and machined reflectors [1-2]. From these studies, PA inspection provided the best results, detecting nearly all of the flaws from the far side. These results were presented at the Fifth International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurised Components in 2006. This led to an invitation to examine field-removed specimens containing service-induced intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCC) at the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Results from this activity are presented.

Anderson, Michael T.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Diaz, Aaron A.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of stress ratio and fiber orientation on fatigue crack growth behavior in APAL  

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A new hybrid composite (APAL; Aramid Patched Aluminum Alloy), consisting of 2024-T3 aluminum alloy plate sandwiched between aramid/epoxy prepregs (HK 285/RS 1222), was developed. Fatigue crack growth behavior was examined at stress ratios of R = 0.2, 0.5 using two kinds of APAL with different fiber orientation (0{degree}/90{degree} and {+-} 45{degree} for crack direction). The APAL showed superior fatigue crack growth resistance, which may be attributed to the crack bridging effect imposed by the intact fibers in the crack wave. The magnitude of crack bridging was estimated quantitatively and determined by a new technique on the basis of the compliances of 2024-T3 aluminum alloy and APAL specimens. The crack growth rate of the APAL specimens was reduced significantly as comparison to the monolithic aluminum alloy and was not adequately correlated with the conventional stress intensity factor range ({Delta}K). It was found that the crack growth rate was successfully correlated with the effective stress intensity factor range ( {Delta}K{sub eff} = K{sub br} {minus} K{sub cl}) allowing for the crack closure and the crack bridging. The relation between da/dN and {Delta}K{sub eff} was plotted within a narrow scatter band regardless at loading line of 2024-T3 aluminum alloy, two kinds of the APAL (APAL 0{degree}/90{degree}, APAL {+-} 45{degree}) and two kinds of stress ratios (R = 0.2, 0.5).

Oh, S.W.; Park, W.J. [Dong-A Univ., Pusan (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Yoon, H.K.; Lee, K.G. [Dong-Eui Univ., Pusan (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Cho, J.M.; Lee, K.B. [Han Kuk Fiber Glass Co. Ltd., Kyungnam (Korea, Republic of)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element analysis of a crack tip in silicate glass: No evidence for a plastic zone  

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Recently, the claim was made that cracks in silicate glasses propagate by the nucleation, growth, and coalescence of cavities at crack tips, which is the same way as in metals but at a much smaller scale. This hypothesis for crack growth is based in part on the measurement of surface displacements near the tip of an emerging crack, which is the point at which a crack front intersects the side surface of the specimen. Surface displacements measured by atomic force microscopy were less than theoretically predicted. The difference between the theoretical and experimental displacements was attributed to a plastic zone surrounding the tip of the moving crack. In this paper, we show that the theoretical analysis used earlier was based on an incorrect assumption about the functional dependence of the displacement with distance from the crack tip. We use a full three-dimensional finite element analysis combined with an asymptotic solution of the crack geometry to obtain a solution to the surface displacement problem. We show that the calculated displacements are fully consistent with those experimentally measured by using an atomic force microscope. No divergence from elastic behavior is observed. Our results support the view that crack propagation in glass is entirely brittle. No evidence for plasticity at the crack tips is obtained.

T. Fett, G. Rizzi, D. Creek, S. Wagner, J. P. Guin, J. M. López-Cepero, and S. M. Wiederhorn

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Emission Detection and Prediction of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Composite Patch Repairs Using Neural Networks  

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An aircraft is subjected to severe structural and aerodynamic loads during its service life. These loads can cause damage or weakening of the structure especially for aging military and civilian aircraft, thereby affecting its load carrying capabilities. Hence composite patch repairs are increasingly used to repair damaged aircraft metallic structures to restore its structural efficiency. This paper presents the results of Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring of crack propagation in 2024-T3 Clad aluminum panels repaired with adhesively bonded octagonal, single sided boron/epoxy composite patch under tension-tension fatigue loading. Crack propagation gages were used to monitor crack initiation. The identified AE sensor features were used to train neural networks for predicting crack length. The results show that AE events are correlated with crack propagation. AE system was able to detect crack propagation even at high noise condition of 10 Hz loading; that crack propagation signals can be differentiated from matrix cracking signals that take place due to fiber breakage in the composite patch. Three back-propagation cascade feed forward networks were trained to predict crack length based on the number of fatigue cycles, AE event number, and both the Fatigue Cycles and AE events, as inputs respectively. Network using both fatigue cycles and AE event number as inputs to predict crack length gave the best results, followed by Network with fatigue cycles as input, while network with just AE events as input had a greater error.

Okafor, A. Chukwujekwu; Singh, Navdeep; Singh, Navrag [Structural Health Monitoring and NDE Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1870 Miner Circle Rolla MO 65409-0050 (United States)

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism of Irradiation Assisted Cracking of Core Components in Light Water Reactors  

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The overall goal of the project is to determine the mechanism of irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC). IASCC has been linked to hardening, microstructural and microchemical changes during irradiation. Unfortunately, all of these changes occur simultaneously and at similar rates during irradiation, making attribution of IASCC to any one of these features nearly impossible to determine. The strategy set forth in this project is to develop means to separate microstructural from microchemical changes to evaluate each separately for their effect on IASCC. In the first part, post irradiation annealing (PIA) treatments are used to anneal the irradiated microstructure, leaving only radiation induced segregation (RIS) for evaluation for its contribution to IASCC. The second part of the strategy is to use low temperature irradiation to produce a radiation damage dislocation loop microstructure without radiation induced segregation in order to evaluate the effect of the dislocation microstructure alone. A radiation annealing model was developed based on the elimination of dislocation loops by vacancy absorption. Results showed that there were indeed, time-temperature annealing combinations that leave the radiation induced segregation profile largely unaltered while the dislocation microstructure is significantly reduced. Proton irradiation of 304 stainless steel irradiated with 3.2 MeV protons to 1.0 or 2.5 dpa resulted in grain boundary depletion of chromium and enrichment of nickel and a radiation damaged microstructure. Post irradiation annealing at temperatures of 500 ? 600°C for times of up to 45 min. removed the dislocation microstructure to a greater degree with increasing temperatures, or times at temperature, while leaving the radiation induced segregation profile relatively unaltered. Constant extension rate tensile (CERT) experiments in 288°C water containing 2 ppm O2 and with a conductivity of 0.2 mS/cm and at a strain rate of 3 x 10-7 s-1 showed that the IASCC susceptibility, as measured by the crack length per unit strain, decreased with very short anneals and was almost completely removed by an anneal at 500°C for 45 min. This annealing treatment removed about 15% of the dislocation microstructure and the irradiation hardening, but did not affect the grain boundary chromium depletion or nickel segregation, nor did it affect the grain boundary content of other minor impurities. These results indicate that RIS is not the sole controlling feature of IASCC in irradiated stainless steels in normal water chemistry. The isolation of the irradiated microstructure was approached using low temperature irradiation or combinations of low and high temperature irradiations to achieve a stable, irradiated microstructure without RIS. Experiments were successful in achieving a high degree of irradiation hardening without any evidence of RIS of either major or minor elements. The low temperature irradiations to doses up to 0.3 dpa at T<75°C were also very successful in producing hardening to levels considerably above that for irradiations conducted under nominal conditions of 1 dpa at 360°C. However, the microstructure consisted of an extremely fine dispersion of defect clusters of sizes that are not resolvable by either transmission electron microscopy (TEM) or small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). The microstructure was not stable at the 288°C IASCC test temperature and resulted in rapid reduction of hardening and presumably, annealing of the defect clusters at this temperature as well. Nevertheless, the annealing studies showed that treatments that resulted in significant decreases in the hardening produced small changes in the dislocation microstructure that were confined to the elimination of the finest of loops (~1 nm). These results substantiate the importance of the very fine defect microstructure in the IASCC process. The results of this program provide the first definitive evidence that RIS is not the sole controlling factor in the irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stain

Gary S. Was; Michael Atzmon; Lumin Wang

2003-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress Corrosion Cracking and Non-Destructive Examination of Dissimilar Metal Welds and Alloy 600  

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The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) has conducted research since 1977 in the areas of environmentally assisted cracking and assessment and reliability of non-destructive examination (NDE). Recent occurrences of cracking in Alloy 82/182 welds and Alloy 600 base metal at several domestic and overseas plants have raised several issues relating to both of these areas of NRC research. The occurrences of cracking were identified by the discovery of boric acid deposits resulting from through-wall cracking in the primary system pressure boundary. Analyses indicate that the cracking has occurred due to primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) in Alloy 82/182 welds. This cracking has occurred in two different locations: in hot leg nozzle-to-safe end welds and in control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzle welds. The cracking associated with safe-end welds is important due to the potential for a large loss of reactor coolant inventory, and the cracking of CRDM nozzle base metal and welds, particularly circumferential cracking of CRDM nozzle base metal, is important due to the potential for a control rod to eject resulting in a loss of coolant accident. The industry response in the U.S. to this cracking is being coordinated through the Electric Power Research Institute's Materials Reliability Project (EPRI-MRP) in a comprehensive, multifaceted effort. Although the industry program is addressing many of the issues raised by these cracking occurrences, confirmatory research is necessary for the staff to evaluate the work conducted by industry groups. Several issues requiring additional consideration regarding the generic implications of these isolated events have been identified. This paper will discuss the recent events of significant cracking in domestic and foreign plants, discuss the limitations of NDE in detecting SCC, identify deficiencies in information available in this area, discuss the USNRC approach to address these issues, and discuss the development of an international cooperative effort. (authors)

Jackson, Deborah A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001 (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE HELIUM CONTENT OF GLOBULAR CLUSTERS: NGC 6121 (M4)  

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In the context of the multiple stellar population scenario in globular clusters, helium (He) has been proposed as a key element to interpret the observed multiple main sequences, subgiant branches, and red giant branches, as well as the complex horizontal branch (HB) morphology. In particular, second-generation stars belonging to the bluer part of the HB are thought to be more He-rich ({Delta}Y = 0.03 or more) but also more Na-rich/O-poor than those located in the redder part that should have Y equal to the cosmological value. Up to now this hypothesis was only partially confirmed in NGC 6752, where stars of the redder zero-age HB showed an He content of Y = 0.25 {+-} 0.01, fully compatible with the primordial He content of the universe, and were all Na-poor/O-rich. Here we study hot blue horizontal branch (BHB) stars in the GC NGC 6121 (M4) to measure their He plus O/Na content. Our goal is to complete the partial results obtained for NGC 6752, focusing our attention on targets located on the bluer part of the HB of M4. We observed six BHB stars using the VLT2/UVES spectroscopic facility. Spectra of signal-to-noise ratio {approx} 150 were obtained and the very weak He line at 5875 A measured for all our targets. We compared this feature with synthetic spectra to obtain He abundances. In addition O, Na, and Fe abundances were estimated. Stars turned out to be all Na-rich and O-poor and to have a homogeneous He content with a mean value of Y = 0.29 {+-} 0.01(random) {+-} 0.01(systematic), which is enhanced by {Delta}Y {approx} 0.04 with respect to the most recent measurements of the primordial He content of the universe (Y {approx} 0.24/0.25). The high He content of blue HB stars in M4 is also confirmed by the fact that they are brighter than red HB stars (RHB). Theoretical models suggest the BHB stars are He-enhanced by {Delta}(Y) = 0.02/0.03 with respect to the RHB stars. The whole sample of stars has a metallicity of [Fe/H] = -1.06 {+-} 0.02 (internal error), in agreement with other studies available in the literature. This is a rare direct measurement of the (primordial) He abundance for stars belonging to the Na-rich/O-poor population of GC stars in a temperature regime where the He content is not altered by sedimentation or extreme mixing as suggested for the hottest, late helium flash HB stars. Our results support theoretical predictions that the Na-rich/O-poor population is also more He-rich than the Na-poor/O-rich generation and that a leading contender for the second parameter is the He abundance.

Villanova, S.; Geisler, D. [Departamento de Astronomia, Casilla 160, Universidad de Concepcion (Chile); Piotto, G. [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 3, I-35122 Padua (Italy); Gratton, R. G., E-mail: svillanova@astro-udec.cl, E-mail: dgeisler@astro-udec.cl, E-mail: giampaolo.piotto@unipd.it, E-mail: raffaele.gratton@oapd.inaf.it [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova (Italy)

2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen and helium traces in type Ib-c supernovae  

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The spectroscopic properties of a selected optical photospheric spectra of core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) are investigated.Special attention is devoted to traces of hydrogen at early phases. The generated spectra are found to match the observed ones reasonably well, including a list of only 23 candidate ions. Guided by SN Ib 1990I, the observed trough near 6300\\AA is attributed to H$\\alpha$ in almost all Type Ib events, although in some objects it becomes too weak to be discernible, especially at later phases. Alternative line identifications are discussed. Differences in the way hydrogen manifests its presence within CCSNe are highlighted. In Type Ib SNe, the H$\\alpha$ contrast velocity (i.e. line velocity minus the photospheric velocity) seems to increase with time at early epochs, reaching values as high as 8000 km s$^{-1}$ around 15-20 days after maximum and then remains almost constant. The derived photospheric velocities, indicate a lower velocity for Type II SNe 1987A and 1999em as compared to SN Ic 1994I and SN IIb 1993J, while Type Ib events display a somewhat larger variation. The scatter, around day 20, is measured to be $\\sim$5000 km s$^{-1}$. Following two simple approaches, rough estimates of ejecta and hydrogen masses are given. A mass of hydrogen of approximately 0.02 $M_\\odot$ is obtained for SN 1990I, while SNe 1983N and 2000H ejected $\\sim$0.008 $M_\\odot$ and $\\sim$0.08 $M_\\odot$ of hydrogen, respectively. SN 1993J has a higher hydrogen mass, $\\sim 0.7$ $M_\\odot$ with a large uncertainty. A low mass and thin hydrogen layer with very high ejection velocities above the helium shell, is thus the most likely scenario for Type Ib SNe. Some interesting and curious issues relating to oxygen lines suggest future investigations.

A. Elmhamdi; I. J. Danziger; D. Branch; B. Leibundgut; E. Baron; R. P. Kirshner

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Field and laboratory investigations of coring-induced damage in core recovered from Marker Bed 139 at the waste isolation pilot plant underground facility  

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A combined laboratory and field investigation was carried out to determine the extent of coring-induced damage done to samples cored from Marker Bed 139 at the WIPP site. Coring-induced damage, if present, has the potential to significantly change the properties of the material used for laboratory testing relative to the in situ material properties, resulting in misleading conclusions. In particular, connected, crack-like damage could make the permeability of cored samples orders of magnitude greater than the in situ permeabilities. Our approach compared in situ velocity and resistivity measurements with laboratory measurements of the same properties. Differences between in situ and laboratory results could be attributed to differences in the porosity due to cracks. The question of the origin of the changes could not be answered directly from the results of the measurements. Pre-existing cracks, held closed by the in situ stress, could open when the core was cut free, or new cracks could be generated by coring-induced damage. We used core from closely spaced boreholes at three orientations (0{degree}, {plus_minus}45{degrees} relative to vertical) to address the origin of cracks. The absolute orientation of pre-existing cracks would be constant, independent of the borehole orientation. In contrast, cracks induced by coring were expected to show an orientation dependent on that of the source borehole.

Holcomb, D.J.; Zeuch, D.H.; Morin, K.; Hardy, R.; Tormey, T.V.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of low-cycle fatigue crack growth and subsequent ductile fracture for cracked pipe experiments using cyclic J-integral  

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Piping for LWR power plants is required to satisfy the Leak-Before-Break concept for postulated (not actual) defects. With this in mind, numerous research has so far been conducted on the fatigue crack growth under cyclic loading, and on the ductile crack growth under excessive loading. Study on cracked pipe fracture under cyclic loading gains much attention from the viewpoint of the Leak-Before-Break concept for seismic loading that accompanies large-scale yielding. An evaluation method based on cyclic J-integral was newly developed to predict the low-cycle fatigue crack growth and the subsequent ductile fracture for cyclic loading that accompanies large-scale yielding. Cyclic J-integral was introduced to describe the crack growth up to failure. The method was applied to 4-inch diameter circumferentially through-wall-cracked carbon steel base metal pipes and welded pipe joints subjected to cyclic 4-point bending at room temperature and high temperature of approximately 300 C. Fatigue crack growth behavior and failure life were successfully predicted by the proposed approach.

Miura, Naoki; Fujioka, Terutaka; Kashima, Koichi [CRIEPI, Tokyo (Japan); Miyazaki, Katsumasa; Kanno, Satoshi; Hayashi, Makoto; Ishiwata, Masayuki; Gotoh, Nobuho [Hitachi, Ltd., Ibaraki (Japan)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assisted fatigue crack Sample Search Results  

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and Grain-Boundary Adhesion Summary: unless they experience environmentally assisted subcritical growth during cyclic loading.7 Fatigue-crack... (moist air and dry N2). The...

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Low Alloy Steel Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Hydraulic Fracturing Environment.  

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??The pipelines used for hydraulic fracturing (aka. "fracking") are often operating at a pressure above 10000psi and thus are highly susceptible to Stress Corrosion Cracking… (more)

Anyanwu, Ezechukwu John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of the ultrasonic array response from real branched cracks using an efficient finite element method  

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A hybrid model to simulate the ultrasonic array response from stress corrosion cracks is presented. These cracks are branched and difficult to detect so the model is required to enable optimization of an array design. An efficient frequency-domain finite element method is described and selected to simulate the ultrasonic scattering. Experimental validation results are presented, followed by an example of the simulated ultrasonic array response from a real stress corrosion crack whose geometry is obtained from an X-ray Computed Tomography image. A simulation-assisted array design methodology, which includes the model and use of real crack geometries, is proposed.

Felice, Maria V. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR, United Kingdom and Rolls-Royce plc., Bristol BS34 7QE (United Kingdom); Velichko, Alexander; Wilcox, Paul D. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR (United Kingdom); Barden, Tim J.; Dunhill, Tony K. [Rolls-Royce plc., Bristol BS34 7QE (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcritical crack growth, initiation, and arrest in columnar freshwater and sea ice.  

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??A study was conducted to determine if slow stable sub-critical crack growth may occur in ice. The Double Torsion fracture toughness geometry was used to… (more)

Parsons, Bruce L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welding Hot Cracking of Side Shell of Drilling-Well Oil Storage Ship  

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...Cracks were found in the weld metal (WM) of weld-section of side shell of drilling-well oil storage ship when performing post weld radiographic...

Zhi-wei Yu; Xiao-lei Xu

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture of Hydrided Zircaloy-4 Sheet under Through-Thickness Crack Growth Conditions  

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The failure of thin-wall components such as fuel cladding may be caused by crack initiation on the component surface and subsequent crack growth through its thickness. This study has determined the fracture toughness of hydrided cold-worked stress relieved Zircaloy-4 sheet subject to through-thickness crack growth at 25 deg. C. The experimental approach utilizes a novel procedure in which a narrow linear strip of brittle hydride blister across the specimen width creates a well-defined pre-crack upon initial loading. The subsequent crack growth resistance is then characterized by four-point bending of the specimen and an elastic-plastic fracture mechanics analysis. At room temperature, the through-thickness fracture toughness (K{sub Q}) is sensitive to the orientation of the hydride platelets, and K{sub Q} {approx_equal} 25 MPavm for crack growth through a mixed in-plane/out-of-plane hydride field. In contrast, K{sub Q} is much higher ({approx_equal} 75 MPavm) when the hydride platelets are oriented predominantly in the plane of the sheet (and therefore normal to both the crack plane and the crack growth direction). The implication of these fracture toughness values to the fracture strain behavior of hydrided Zircaloy-4 under through-thickness crack growth conditions is illustrated. (authors)

Raynaud, P.A.; Koss, D.A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Motta, A.T. [Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Chan, K.S. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78238 (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Report on Studies of Recovery Boiler Composite Floor Tube Cracking  

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Cracking of the stainless steel layer of co-extruded 304L stainless steel/SA210 Gd A 1 carbon steel black liquor recovery boiler floor tubes has been identified as one of the most serious material problems in the pulp and paper industry. A DOE-funded study was initiated in 1995 with the goal of determining the cause of and possible solutions to this cracking problem. These studies have characterized tube cracking as well as the chemical and thermal environment and stress state of floor tubes. Investigations of possible cracking mechanisms indicate that stress corrosion cracking rather than thermal fatigue is a more likely cause of crack initiation. The cracking mechanism appears to require the presence of hydrated sodium sulfide and is most likely active during shut-downs and/or start-ups. Based on these results and operating experience, certain alloys appear to be more resistant than others to cracking in the floor environment, and certain operating practices appear to significantly lessen the likelihood of cracking. This report is the latest in a series of progress reports presented on this project.

Eng, P.; Frederick, L.A.; Hoffmann, C.M.; Keiser, J.R.; Mahmood, J.; Maziasz, P.J.; Prescott, R.; Sarma, G.B.; Singbeil, D.L.; Singh, P.M.; Swindeman, R.W.; Wang, X.-L.

1999-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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DOUBLE-DETONATION SUB-CHANDRASEKHAR SUPERNOVAE: SYNTHETIC OBSERVABLES FOR MINIMUM HELIUM SHELL MASS MODELS  

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In the double-detonation scenario for Type Ia supernovae, it is suggested that a detonation initiates in a shell of helium-rich material accreted from a companion star by a sub-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf. This shell detonation drives a shock front into the carbon-oxygen white dwarf that triggers a secondary detonation in the core. The core detonation results in a complete disruption of the white dwarf. Earlier studies concluded that this scenario has difficulties in accounting for the observed properties of Type Ia supernovae since the explosion ejecta are surrounded by the products of explosive helium burning in the shell. Recently, however, it was proposed that detonations might be possible for much less massive helium shells than previously assumed (Bildsten et al.). Moreover, it was shown that even detonations of these minimum helium shell masses robustly trigger detonations of the carbon-oxygen core (Fink et al.). Therefore, it is possible that the impact of the helium layer on observables is less than previously thought. Here, we present time-dependent multi-wavelength radiative transfer calculations for models with minimum helium shell mass and derive synthetic observables for both the optical and {gamma}-ray spectral regions. These differ strongly from those found in earlier simulations of sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions in which more massive helium shells were considered. Our models predict light curves that cover both the range of brightnesses and the rise and decline times of observed Type Ia supernovae. However, their colors and spectra do not match the observations. In particular, their B - V colors are generally too red. We show that this discrepancy is mainly due to the composition of the burning products of the helium shell of the Fink et al. models which contain significant amounts of titanium and chromium. Using a toy model, we also show that the burning products of the helium shell depend crucially on its initial composition. This leads us to conclude that good agreement between sub-Chandrasekhar-mass explosions and observed Type Ia supernovae may still be feasible but further study of the shell properties is required.

Kromer, M.; Sim, S. A.; Fink, M.; Roepke, F. K.; Seitenzahl, I. R.; Hillebrandt, W., E-mail: mkromer@mpa-garching.mpg.d [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of radio-frequency atmospheric pressure argon plasma characteristics by helium gas mixing  

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The control of plasma characteristics is one of the important issues in many atmospheric pressure plasma applications. In order to accomplish this control, a feasibility study was performed by investigating the role of helium gas in an argon glow plasma that were produced in ambient air by 13.56 MHz radio-frequency power. Optical emission spectroscopy was used to measure rotational temperature and emission spectra acquired between 300 and 840 nm. Based on electrical and optical measurements, parameters such as gas temperature, breakdown voltage, power coupling efficiency, spatial uniformity of rotational temperature, and the sum of the emission intensity were controlled by varying the argon and helium gas mixing ratio. The addition of helium gas (from 0 to 10 lpm) to the argon flow (of 10 lpm) lowered the breakdown voltage (from 430 to 300 V{sub pk}) and the rotational temperature (from 465 to 360 K). However, an excessive addition of helium resulted in a reduction of the spatial uniformity and efficiency of power coupling. When the ratio of helium to argon flow was between 0.3 and 0.5, a high spatial uniformity with a relatively low gas temperature and breakdown voltage was achieved. This suggests that mixing of the supply gas is a useful way of controlling the plasma characteristics that may be utilized for applications with specific required discharge conditions.

Moon, Se Youn; Han, Jewoo; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of tritium and helium inventory in the tritium handling system in Korea  

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In Korea, the Wolsong Tritium Removal Facility (WTRF) is under construction to reduce the amount of tritium present in the moderator and coolant of the CANDU type Wolsong nuclear power plants. Recently, a study on the tritium handling system for recovery of the tritium collected from the WTRF was started. Some tritium would enter the steel of the container walls and subsequently decay to helium. This helium can deteriorate the mechanical properties of the material of the tritium handling system. To evaluate the tritium and helium inventory in the stainless steel wall of this system, the time-dependent diffusion equation was developed, solved and the results are presented in this paper. These results were compared to previous work that evaluated the tritium inventory in the stainless steel wall of 50-L tritium containers. Tritium and helium concentration profiles and the corresponding inventories were evaluated with respect to the various parameters such as exposure time, temperature, and partial pressure. After 24 years, the helium inventory in the wall of the tritium handling system exceeds the tritium inventory. (authors)

Yook, D.; Lee, S.; Lee, K. [Dept. of Nuclear Eng., KAIST, 373-1, Kusong-dong, Yusong-gu, Daejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Song, K. M.; Shon, S. H. [KEPRI, 103-16 Munji-Dong, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, 305-380 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability  

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Draft Report Supporting Technology Inputs to the Risk- Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway of the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Stephen D. Unwin Kenneth I. Johnson Robert F. Layton Peter P. Lowry Scott E. Sanborn Mychailo B. Toloczko PNNL-20596 July 2011 Physics-Based SCC Reliability Model in a Cumulative Damage Framework 2 Physics-Based SCC Reliability Model in a Cumulative Damage Framework 3 Table of Contents Executive Summary............................................................................... 4 1. Introduction .......................................................................... 5

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HELIUM SHELL DETONATIONS ON LOW-MASS WHITE DWARFS AS A POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR SN 2005E  

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Recently, several Type Ib supernovae (SNe; with the prototypical SN 2005E) have been shown to have atypical properties. These SNe are faint (absolute peak magnitude of {approx} - 15) and fast SNe that show unique composition. They are inferred to have low ejecta mass (a few tenths of a solar mass) and to be highly enriched in calcium, but poor in silicon elements and nickel. These SNe were therefore suggested to belong to a new class of calcium-rich faint SNe explosions. Their properties were proposed to be the result of helium detonations that may occur on helium accreting white dwarfs. In this paper, we theoretically study the scenario of helium detonations and focus on the results of detonations in accreted helium layers on low-mass carbon-oxygen (CO) cores. We present new results from one-dimensional simulations of such explosions, including their light curves and spectra. We find that when the density of the helium layer is low enough the helium detonation produces large amounts of intermediate elements, such as calcium and titanium, together with a large amount of unburnt helium. Alternatively, enough carbon enrichment of the accreted helium as a result of convective undershoot at the early stages of the runaway can avoid the production of iron group elements as the alpha particles are consumed avoiding iron production. Our results suggest that the properties of calcium-rich faint SNe could indeed be consistent with the helium-detonation scenario on small CO cores. Above a certain density (larger CO cores) the detonation leaves mainly {sup 56}Ni and unburnt helium, and the predicted spectrum will unlikely fit the unique features of this class of SNe. Finally, none of our studied models reproduces the bright, fast-evolving light curves of another type of peculiar SNe suggested to originate in helium detonations (SNe 1885A, 1939B, and 2002bj).

Waldman, Roni; Livne, Eli; Glasner, Ami [Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel); Sauer, Daniel [Stockholm University, Department for Astronomy, AlbaNova University Center, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden); Perets, Hagai [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Mazzali, Paolo [Max-Planck Institut fuer Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Truran, James W. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Gal-Yam, Avishay [Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Prediction of PWSCC in nickel base alloys using crack growth rate models  

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The Ford/Andresen slip-dissolution SCC model, originally developed for stainless steel components in BWR environments, has been applied to Alloy 600 and Alloy X-750 tested in deaerated pure water chemistry. A method is described whereby the crack growth rates measured in compact tension specimens can be used to estimate crack growth in a component. Good agreement was found between model prediction and measured SCC in X-750 threaded fasteners over a wide range of temperatures, stresses, and material conditions. Most data support the basic assumption of this model that cracks initiate early in life. The evidence supporting a particular SCC mechanism is mixed. Electrochemical repassivation data and estimates of oxide fracture strain indicate that the slip-dissolution model can account for the observed crack growth rates, provided primary rather than secondary creep rates are used. However, approximately 100 cross-sectional TEM foils of SCC cracks including crack tips reveal no evidence of enhanced plasticity or unique dislocation patterns at the crack tip or along the crack to support a classic slip-dissolution mechanism. No voids, hydrides, or microcracks are found in the vicinity of the crack tips creating doubt about classic hydrogen related mechanisms. The bulk oxide films exhibit a surface oxide which is often different than the oxides found within a crack. Although bulk chromium concentration affects the rate of SCC, analytical data indicates the mechanism does not result from chromium depletion at the grain boundaries. The overall findings support a corrosion/dissolution mechanism but not one necessarily related to slip at the crack tip.

Thompson, C.D.; Krasodomski, H.T.; Lewis, N.; Makar, G.L. [Knolls Atomic Power Lab., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

366

Heat transfer enhancement on thin wires in superfluid helium forced flows  

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In this paper, we report the first evidence of an enhancement of the heat transfer from a heated wire by an external turbulent flow of superfluid helium. We used a standard Pt-Rh hot-wire anemometer and overheat it up to 21 K in a pressurized liquid helium turbulent round jet at temperatures between 1.9 K and 2.12 K. The null-velocity response of the sensor can be satisfactorily modeled by the counter flow mechanism while the extra cooling produced by the forced convection is found to scale similarly as the corresponding extra cooling in classical fluids. We propose a preliminary analysis of the response of the sensor and show that -contrary to a common assumption- such sensor can be used to probe local velocity in turbulent superfluid helium.

Duri, Davide; Moro, Jean-Paul; Roche, Philippe-Emmanuel; Diribarne, Pantxo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

The role of HeH+ in cool helium rich white dwarfs  

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HeH$^+$ is found to be the dominant positive ion over a wide range of temperatures and densities relevant to helium rich white dwarfs. The inclusion of HeH$^+$ in ionization equilibrium computations increases the abundance of free electrons by a significant factor. For temperatures below 8000 K, He$^-$ free-free absorption is increased by up to a factor of 5, by the inclusion of HeH$^+$. Illustrative model atmospheres and spectral energy distributions are computed, which show that HeH$^+$ has a strong effect upon the density and pressure structure of helium rich white dwarfs with teff < 8000 K. The inclusion of HeH$^+$ significantly reddens spectral energy distributions and broad band color indices for models with Teff < 5500 K. This has serious implications for existing model atmospheres, synthetic spectra and cooling curves for helium rich white dwarfs.

G. J. Harris; A. E. Lynas-Gray; S. Miller; J. Tennyson

2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

368

Flow Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope  

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Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Trends Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Flow Of Mantle Fluids Through The Ductile Lower Crust- Helium Isotope Trends Details Activities (5) Areas (5) Regions (0) Abstract: Heat and mass are injected into the shallow crust when mantle fluids are able to flow through the ductile lower crust. Minimum He-3/He-4 ratios in surface fluids from the northern Basin and Range Province, western North America, increase systematically from low crustal values in the east to high mantle values in the west, a regional trend that correlates with the rates of active crustal deformation. The highest ratios occur where the extension and shear strain rates are greatest. The

369

Catalytic cracking of a Gippsland reduced crude on zeolite catalysts  

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Cracking reactions of a Gippsland reduced crude have been investigated at 520[degrees]C over HY and HZSM-5. Gasolines with similar characteristics can be obtained on both zeolites, although the mechanistic routes to these products are quite distinct. Changes in aromatic product selectivities are consistent with the zeolite pore geometries. Minor quantities of aromatics are formed via hydrogen transfer processes involving product olefins and naphthenes over the faujasite and the cyclization (and to a lesser extent oligomerization) of olefinic species on the pentasil. Dehydrogenation of naphthenic species in the feedstock is also important for aromatic formation. While paraffins are formed via hydrogen transfer processes together with cracking and isomerization of feed paraffins on HY, only the latter route can explain formation of saturated species on HZSM-5. The removal of linear paraffins from the GRC was traced as a function of conversion on HY. It was found that the relative reactivity of the linear paraffins increased monotonically with paraffin chain length. 43 refs., 11 figs., 8 tabs.

Guerzoni, F.N.; Abbot, J. (Univ. of Tasmania (Australia))

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

De-alloying and stress-corrosion cracking. Final report  

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This research program has had two major areas of focus that are related: (1) alloy corrosion and (2) the role of selective dissolution in the stress corrosion cracking of alloy systems. These interrelated issues were examined using model systems such as Ag-Au and Cu-Au by conventional electrochemical techniques, in situ scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), in situ small angle neutron scattering (SANS), ultrahigh speed digital photography of fracture events, and computer simulations. The STM and SANS work were specifically aimed at addressing a roughening transition known to occur in alloy systems undergoing corrosion at electrochemical potentials greater than the so-called critical potential. Analytical models of de-alloying processes including the roughening transition were developed that specifically include curvature effects that are important in alloy corrosion processes. Stress-corrosion experiments were performed on the same model systems using rapid optical and electrochemical techniques on 50 {micro}m--250 {micro}m thick sheets and small diameter wires. The primary goal of this work was to develop a fundamental understanding of the corrosion and electrochemistry of alloys and the stress-corrosion cracking processes these alloys undergo. Computer simulations and analytical work identified surface stress and an important parameter in environmentally assisted fracture. The major results of the research on this program since the summer of 1993 are briefly summarized.

Sieradzki, K.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The Evolution of Low Mass Helium Stars towards Supernova Type I Explosion  

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We explore the hypothesis, that helium stars in a certain mass range can evolve to a carbon core explosion similar to what is widely accepted as an explanation for the SN I phenomenon. This should happen when their carbon-oxygen core grows thanks to the helium shell burning above the core. We found that in the mass range of about 1.7-2.2 Msun, indeed this can happen. The main new insight we believe we gained is the crucial importance of an "early" off-center ignition of carbon, which at a later stage prevents the carbon which forms below the helium burning shell and ignites, from burning the carbon all the way to the center. When helium is almost depleted in the convective envelope by the helium burning shell at its bottom, the now super-Chandrasekhar mass carbon-oxygen core contracts, and the residual degenerate carbon at the center is ignited, resulting in a runaway similar to the classical SN I scenario. Since the structure and behavior of the carbon-oxygen core of the helium stars of our interest is very similar to that of a mass accreting carbon-oxygen star, we also thoroughly examined the behavior of carbon-oxygen stars. We discovered that the models which ignite carbon off-center (in the mass range of about 1.05-1.18 Msun, depending on the carbon mass fraction) present an interesting SN I progenitor scenario of their own, since whereas in the standard scenario runaway always takes place at the same density of about 2E9 gr/cm3, in our case, due to the small amount of carbon ignited, we get a whole range of densities from 1E9 up to 6E9 gr/cm3.

Roni Waldman; Zalman Barkat

2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

372

Validation of the state-space model of fatigue crack growth in ductile alloys under variable-amplitude load via comparison of the crack-opening stress data  

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A state-space model of fatigue crack growth in ductile alloys under variable-amplitude load was presented by Patankar and Ray (Patankar...International Journal of Fracture, 90, 235--249; Patankar and Ray (2000).

Ravindra Patankar; Rong Qu

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF LOW-CRACKING HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE (LC-HPC) BRIDGE DECKS: FREE SHRINKAGE TESTS, RESTRAINED RING TESTS, CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE, AND CRACK SURVEY RESULTS  

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The development, construction, and evaluation of low-cracking high-performance concrete (LC-HPC) bridge decks are described based on laboratory test results and experiences gained during the construction of 13 LC-HPC bridge ...

Yuan, Jiqiu

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

Application of JLab 12GeV helium refrigeration system for the FRIB accelerator at MSU  

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The planned approach to have a turnkey helium refrigeration system for the MSU-FRIB accelerator system, encompassing the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the 4.5-K refrigerator cold box(es), cold compression system, warm compression system, gas management, oil removal and utility/ancillary systems, was found to be cost prohibitive. Following JLab’s suggestion, MSU-FRIB accelerator management made a formal request to evaluate the applicability of the recently designed 12GeV JLab cryogenic system for this application. The following paper will outline the findings and the planned approach for the FRIB helium refrigeration system.

Ganni, V.; Knudsen, P.; Arenius, D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Casagrande, F. [MSU-FRIB, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

375

Effective Helium Burning Rates and the Production of the Neutrino Nuclei  

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Effective values for the key helium burning reaction rates, triple-alpha and 12C(alpha,gamma)16O, are obtained by adjusting their strengths so as to obtain the best match with the solar abundance pattern of isotopes uniquely or predominately made in core collapse supernovae. These effective rates are then used to determine the production of the neutrino isotopes. The use of effective rates considerably reduces the uncertainties in the production factors arising from uncertainties in the helium burning rates, and improves our ability to use the production of 11B to constrain the neutrino emission from supernovae.

Sam M. Austin; Christopher West; Alexander Heger

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

376

Effective Helium Burning Rates and the Production of the Neutrino Nuclei  

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Effective values for the key helium burning reaction rates, triple-alpha and 12C(alpha,gamma)16O, are obtained by adjusting their strengths so as to obtain the best match with the solar abundance pattern of isotopes uniquely or predominately made in core collapse supernovae. These effective rates are then used to determine the production of the neutrino isotopes. The use of effective rates considerably reduces the uncertainties in the production factors arising from uncertainties in the helium burning rates, and improves our ability to use the production of 11B to constrain the neutrino emission from supernovae.

Austin, Sam M; Heger, Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Stopping Cross Sections of Some Hydrocarbon Gases for 40-200-keV Helium Ions  

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The stopping cross sections of air, CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C3H8, (CH2)3, and C3H6 have been measured for incident helium ions in the energy range 40 to 200 keV. The data are in good agreement with previous experiment work, and have standard deviations between 2 and 6%. They obey an energy dependence ?=?E12 in accord with the calculation of Lindhard and Scharff. It has been shown that while there is probably an effect due to chemical binding on the helium-ion stopping cross sections of hydrocarbons, this effect is small.

John T. Park

1965-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Cryogenic system with GM cryocooler for krypton, xenon separation from hydrogen-helium purge gas  

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In the thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR), fission products such as krypton, xenon and tritium will be produced continuously in the process of nuclear fission reaction. A cryogenic system with a two stage GM cryocooler was designed to separate Kr, Xe, and H{sub 2} from helium purge gas. The temperatures of two stage heat exchanger condensation tanks were maintained at about 38 K and 4.5 K, respectively. The main fluid parameters of heat transfer were confirmed, and the structural heat exchanger equipment and cold box were designed. Designed concentrations after cryogenic separation of Kr, Xe and H{sub 2} in helium recycle gas are less than 1 ppb.

Chu, X. X.; Zhang, D. X.; Qian, Y.; Liu, W. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800 (China); Zhang, M. M.; Xu, D. [Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

379

Ultrasonic attenuation and volume viscosity in liquid argon, nitrogen and helium  

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. Ultrasonic attenuation in liquid nitrogen at 49. 45 Hc/sec ll. Dersity dependence of the volume viscosity in l. iquid nitrogen 12. Density dependence of Qv/&(S in liquid nitrogen 40 13. Ultrasonic attenuation in liquid helium at 4. 20 K 43 14. Ultrasonic... attenuation in liquid helium at 3. 69"K 44 15. Qv in liquid argon and nitrogen as a function of reduced density 51 LIST OF TABLES 1. Data and results for the calculation of volume viscosity in liquid argon 2. Data and results for the calculation of volume...

Singer, James Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

380

Nanometer-scale tunnel formation in metallic glass by helium ion irradiation  

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We have shown that upon high fluence helium ion irradiation, metallic glass Cu{sub 50}Zr{sub 45}Ti{sub 5} becomes highly porous at the depth of the helium projected range. The resulting porous region is characterized by the formation of a tunnel like structure and self-linkage of nanometer size gas bubbles. Furthermore, the irradiation leads to the formation of nanometer size Cu{sub x}Zr{sub y} crystals that are randomly distributed. The results of this study indicate that the He-filled bubbles have attractive interactions and experience considerable mobility. Movement of the bubbles is believed to be assisted by ballistic collisions.

Shao Lin [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); Gorman, Brian P. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Aitkaliyeva, Assel [Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); David Theodore, N. [CHD-Fab, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Chandler, Arizona 85224 (United States); Xie Guoqiang [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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381

The Chemical Evolution of Helium in Globular Clusters: Implications for the Self-Pollution Scenario  

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We investigate the suggestion that there are stellar populations in some globular clusters with enhanced helium (Y from 0.28 to 0.40) compared to the primordial value. We assume that a previous generation of massive Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars have polluted the cluster. Two independent sets of AGB yields are used to follow the evolution of helium and CNO using a Salpeter initial mass function (IMF) and two top-heavy IMFs. In no case are we able to produce the postulated large Y ~ 0.35 without violating the observational constraint that the CNO content is nearly constant.

Amanda Karakas; Yeshe Fenner; Alison Sills; Simon Campbell; John Lattanzio

2006-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

382

The Chemical Evolution of Helium in Globular Clusters: Implications for the Self-Pollution Scenario  

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We investigate the suggestion that there are stellar populations in some globular clusters with enhanced helium (Y from 0.28 to 0.40) compared to the primordial value. We assume that a previous generation of massive Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars have polluted the cluster. Two independent sets of AGB yields are used to follow the evolution of helium and CNO using a Salpeter initial mass function (IMF) and two top-heavy IMFs. In no case are we able to produce the postulated large Y ~ 0.35 without violating the observational constraint that the CNO content is nearly constant.

Karakas, A I; Sills, A; Campbell, S; Lattanzio, J C; Karakas, Amanda; Fenner, Yeshe; Sills, Alison; Campbell, Simon; Lattanzio, John

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Chemi-ionization reactions involving metastable helium atoms at high energy P. Pradel and J. J. Laucagne  

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1263 Chemi-ionization reactions involving metastable helium atoms at high energy P. Pradel and J. J dépend du défaut d'énergie de la réaction. Abstract - Total chemi-ionization cross-sections have been. Introduction. Over the last decade the chemi-ionization of atomic or molecular gases by metastable helium

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

384

Gas Exchange of Algae: II. Effects of Oxygen, Helium, and Argon on the Photosynthesis of Chlorella pyrenoidosa  

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...verify that nitrogen, helium...and exit gases was identical...that the solubility of the gases in the algal...dioxide in nitrogen, helium...error due to water vapor pressure...properties of the gas molecules...closely matches nitrogen (Handbook...

Elizabeth C. B. Ammann; Victoria H. Lynch

1966-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Helium and oxygen isotope analyses of hydrothermal fluids from the East Pacific Rise between 17°S and 19°S  

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?Hydrothermal vent fields south of the Garret Fracture zone were sampled for the isotope composition of helium and oxygen ([18O]H2O/[16OH2O). The helium isotopes end-member (3He?/?4He=8.3×R ...

P. Jean-Baptiste; A. Dapoigny; M. Stievenard; J. L. Charlou…

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

High-temperature gas-cooled reactor helium compatibility studies: results of 10,000-hour exposure of selected alloys in simulated reactor helium  

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Work on the HTGR Helium Compatibility Task accomplished during the period March 31, 1977 through September 30, 1979, is documented in this report. Emphasis is on the results and analyses of creep data to 10,000 h and the detailed metallurgical evaluations performed on candidate alloy specimens tested for up to 10,000 h. Long-term creep and unstressed aging data in controlled-impurity helium and in air at 800, 900, and 1000/sup 0/C are reported for alloys included in the program in FY-76, including the wrought solid-solution-strengthened alloys, Hastelloy X, Hastelloy S, RA 333, and HD 556, and the centrifugally cast austenitic alloys, HK 40, Supertherm, Manaurite 36X, Manaurite 36XS, and Manaurite 900.

Lechtenberg, T.A.; Stevenson, R.D.; Johnson, W.R.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Effects of Matrix Cracks on the Thermal Diffusivity of a Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composite  

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when the material is subjected to temperature gradients and is therefore relevant to its thermal shock resistance. The present study focuses on the effects of a periodic array of matrix cracks on thermal displacement are used to determine the contributions to the longitudinal thermal resistance due to each crack

Zok, Frank

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THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice*  

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THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC MECHANICS OF CRACK EXTENSION James R. Rice* ABSTRACT This paper briefly reviews progres~in the elastic plastic analysisof crack extension. Analytical results for plane strain and plane stress deformation fields are noted, and elastic-plastic fracture instability as well as transitional

389

Adsorption and Desorption of Hydrocarbons on a Supported Nickel Cracking Catalyst  

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...Hydrocarbons on a Supported Nickel Cracking Catalyst A. K. Galwey A study has been made...a high area supported nickel cracking catalyst. Measurements have been made of (i...adsorbed, after standard preparation of the catalyst, when a known volume of each hydrocarbon...

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Sorption and Diffusion of Simple Paraffins in Silica-Alumina Cracking Catalyst  

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...Paraffins in Silica-Alumina Cracking Catalyst R. M. Barrer T. Gabor Sorption and...propane in the silica-alumina cracking catalyst previously employed in similar measurements...behaviour in the micropore structure of the catalyst, for the species studied. The ratio...

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

TRANSIENT FATIGUE-CRACK GROWTH BEHAVIOR FOLLOWING VARIABLE-AMPLITUDE LOADING IN A  

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TRANSIENT FATIGUE-CRACK GROWTH BEHAVIOR FOLLOWING VARIABLE-AMPLITUDE LOADING IN A MONOLITHIC-crack growth behavior following variable-amplitude loading sequences has been investigated in a hot-toughened ceramics [13] following various variable-amplitude loading sequences. Transient retardations, involving

Ritchie, Robert

392

Statistical fracture modeling: crack path and fracture criteria with application to homogeneous and  

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Statistical fracture modeling: crack path and fracture criteria with application to homogeneous; accepted 23 January 2002 Abstract Analysis has been performed on fracture initiation near a crack in a brittle material with strength described by Weibull statistics. This nonlocal fracture model allows

Ritchie, Robert

393

Hot cracking in tungsten inert gas welding of magnesium alloy AZ91D  

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Hot cracking in tungsten inert gas welding of magnesium alloy AZ91D W. Zhou*, T. Z. Long and C. K ductility, and the HAZ was found to be the `weakest link'. Keywords: Magnesium alloy, AZ91D, TIG welding, Hot cracking, Liquation, Fracture Introduction Magnesium alloys have high strength/weight ratio

Zhou, Wei

394

The effects of stress and fluid pressure on the anisotropy of interconnected cracks  

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......compressive stress, as it hinders the process of crack closure (Fig. 1a). Crack...decreasing the anisotropy. These two competing processes explain the rise in the anisotropy parameters...effective pressure, in 70th Ann. Int. Mtg SEG, Exp. Abs., pp. 1826-1829....

S. R. Tod

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Brittle fracture in a periodic structure with internal potential energy. Spontaneous crack propagation  

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Spontaneous brittle fracture is studied based on the recently introduced model (Mishuris and Slepyan, Brittle fracture in a periodic structure with internal potential energy. Proc. Roy. Soc. A, in press). A periodic structure is considered, where only the prospective crack-path layer is specified as a discrete set of alternating initially stretched and compressed bonds. A bridged crack destroying initially stretched bonds may propagate under a certain level of the internal energy without external sources. The general analytical solution with the crack speed $-$ energy relation is presented in terms of the crack-related dynamic Green's function. For the anisotropic two-line chain and lattice considered earlier in quasi-statics, the dynamic problem is examined in detail. The crack speed is found to grow unboundedly as the energy approaches its upper limit. It is revealed that the spontaneous fracture can occur in the form of a pure bridged, partially bridged or fully open crack depending on the internal energy level. Generally, the steady-state mode of the crack propagation is found to be realised, whereas an irregular growth, clustering and the crack speed oscillations are detected in a vicinity of the lower bound of the energy.

Mark Ayzenberg-Stepanenko; Gennady Mishuris; Leonid Slepyan

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

396

DEVELOPMENT OF NONLINEAR TIME REVERSED ACOUSTICS (NLTRA) FOR APPLICATIONS TO CRACK DETECTION IN SOLIDS  

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of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) exhibit extremely high sensitivity to the presence of cracks. Time Reverse stones and long-distance communication in the ocean. The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) applications,4] and detection of cracks in a thin air-filled hollow cylinder [5]. A review of TRA applications to NDE is given

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Autonomous Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Quarry David E. Kosnik, Northwestern University  

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Autonomous Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Quarry David E. Kosnik, Northwestern remote mon- itoring of cracks in interior and exterior walls of a residence near a limestone quarry for construction and raw materials. For instance, neighbors of road aggregate quarries often perceive

398

Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth under Random Load Sequences Derived from Military In-flight Load Data  

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The crack growth process of a crack initiating at a hole of a skin-stringer panel in a fighter aircraft subjected to random variable amplitude loading is investigated in this paper. The generation of synthetic...

C. Mattrand; J. -M. Bourinet; D. Théret

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Bilateral propagation of a spontaneous two-dimensional anti-plane shear crack under the influence of cohesion  

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......cracks, the calculations of the time- dependent fault motions and the corresponding seismograms as the crack propagates, pro- ceed much as in the cases of uniform extension. The principal differences are that, whereas the coordinates of the edges can be......

A. K. Chatterjee; L. Knopoff

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic studies on the formation of coke on individual Fluid Catalytic Cracking particles: the effect of poisoning metal compounds.  

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??The formation of coke on individual Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst particles was studied using UV/Vis microspectroscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy, with n-hexane cracking as… (more)

Goetze, J.G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Hydride-phase formation and its influence on fatigue crack propagationbehavior in a Zircaloy-4 alloy  

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The hydride-phase formation and its influence on the fatigue behavior of a Zircaloy-4 alloy charged with hydrogen gas are investigated. First, the microstructure and fatigue crack propagation rate of the alloy in the as-received condition are studied. Second, the formation and homogeneous distribution of delta zirconium hydride ( -ZrH2) in the bulk, and its effect on the fatigue crack propagation rate are presented. The results show that in the presence of hydrides the zirconium alloy exhibits reduced toughness and enhanced crack growth rates. Finally, the influence of a pre-existing fatigue crack in the specimen and the subsequent hydride formation were investigated. The residual lattice strain profile around the fatigue crack tip was measured using neutron diffraction. The combined effects of residual strains and hydride precipitation on the fatigue behavior are discussed.

Garlea, Elena [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Choo, H. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Wang, G Y [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Liaw, Peter K [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Clausen, B [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brown, D. W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Park, Jae-Sung [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Rack, P. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Kenik, Edward A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Characterization of elevated temperature crack growth in Hastelloy-X using integral parameters  

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Linear elastic fracture mechanics approaches are not suitable for prediction of fatigue crack growth in the nonlinear regime at elevated temperatures. The objective of this paper is to investigate the ability of the integral parameters by Blackburn (J*), by Kishimoto et al. ({cflx J}), and by Atluri et al. ({Delta}Tp*, {Delta}Tp) to correlate crack growth data of Hastelloy-X at elevated temperatures under nominally elastic and nominally plastic loading. Crack growth is analyzed using a finite element method, and the integral parameters are computed from the results of analysis. The experimental crack growth rates are correlated with these parameters. It is found that J*, {cflx J}, and {Delta}Tp* can correlate crack growth data within an acceptable accuracy.

Kim, K.S. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Van Stone, R.H. [General Electric Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 036104 (2011) Average crack-front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 84, 036104 (2011) Average crack-front velocity during subcritical fracture]. In consequence the slow kinetic crack propagation is usually referred to as subcritical crack growth or the subcritical regime. Statistical physics models suggest that this subcritical regime is governed by a thermally

Schmittbuhl, Jean

404

A continuing investigation into the stress field around two parallet-edge cracks in a finite body  

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,7 ........................................................................................... 5 2.1 Two Parallel Edge Cracks in a Four Point Bending Member.............................. 7 2.2 Westergaard Stress Functions and Resulting Stress Intensity Factors for a Crack with Applied Tractions Along Its Faces... .................................................................... 31 4.2 Mesh Created for Numerical Model (Zoomed in on Crack Interaction Region) ............................................................................................. 32 5.1 Open Mode Stress Intensity Factor Percent...

Gilman, Justin Patrick

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

405

ensl-00156750,version1-22Jun2007 A dynamical law for slow crack growth in polycarbonate films  

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that subcritical crack growth in paper sheets can be successfully described by a thermally activated mechanismensl-00156750,version1-22Jun2007 A dynamical law for slow crack growth in polycarbonate films: 24 juin 2007) We study experimentally the slow growth of a single crack in polycarbonate films

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

406

Effect of Surface Morphology on Crack Growth at a Sol-Gel Reinforced Epoxy/Aluminum Interface  

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the measurements of the critical energy-release rate, subcritical crack-growth kinetics, and threshold energyEffect of Surface Morphology on Crack Growth at a Sol-Gel Reinforced Epoxy/Aluminum Interface Jiong. Keywords: ADCB wedge test; Crack growth; Durability; Epoxy=aluminum; Sol-gel coating; Surface pretreatment

Chaudhury, Manoj K.

407

EMAT based inspection of natural gas pipelines for SSC cracks  

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EMAT-Based Inspection of Natural Gas EMAT-Based Inspection of Natural Gas Pipelines for Stress Corrosion Cracks FY2004 Report Venugopal K. Varma, Raymond W. Tucker, Jr., and Austin P. Albright Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 1 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

408

Upper-mantle dynamics revealed by helium isotope variations along the southeast Indian ridge  

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... present helium isotope data for MORB glasses recovered along ?5,800?km of the southeast Indian ridge, and develop an approach to quantitatively relate spatial variations in geochemical and geophysical ... quantitatively relate spatial variations in geochemical and geophysical parameters at the Earth's surface. A point-to- ...

D. W. Graham; J. E. Lupton; F. J. Spera; D. M. Christie

2001-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

409

Heat capacity of adsorbed Helium-3 at ultra-low temperatures  

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Heat capacity of adsorbed Helium-3 at ultra-low temperatures J. Elbs, C. Winkelmann, Yu. M. Bunkov of monolayers of 3He adsorbed on the surface of a cell filled with superfluid 3He. We found that at ultra low. The replacement of adsorbed 3He by 4He changes the heat capacity of the sample by an order of magnitude

Boyer, Edmond

410

Helium corona-assisted air discharge Nan Jiang, Lei Gao, Ailing Ji, and Zexian Caoa)  

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of non-thermal plasmas. By taking advantage of the low onset voltage for helium corona, air discharge of vacuum. In order to reduce the expense associated with vacuum systems, many atmospheric non- thermal profit the application of non-thermal plasmas. Inspired by our own research on gas discharges, espe

Zexian, Cao

411

Condensation of helium in aerogels and athermal dynamics of the Random Field Ising Model  

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Condensation of helium in aerogels and athermal dynamics of the Random Field Ising Model Geoffroy J isotherms of 4He in a silica aerogel be- come discontinuous below a critical temperature. We show by the aerogel structure, but to the disorder-driven critical point predicted for the athermal out

Boyer, Edmond

412

Possible observation of the roughening transition in helium S. Balibar and B. Castaing  

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L-329 Possible observation of the roughening transition in helium S. Balibar and B. Castaing Groupe. Abstract. 2014 We suggest that the surface of hcp 4He crystals undergoes a roughening transition at 1 K of the roughening transition was first introduced by Burton, Cabrera and Franck [1] in order to explain different

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

413

Critical Casimir Effect and Wetting by Helium Mixtures T. Ueno,* S. Balibar, T. Mizusaki,  

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He-4He mixtures against a sapphire window. We have found that this angle is finite and does not tend [1­4]. We found an exception to it by studying helium mixtures in contact with a sapphire window [5 of the fluctuations of superfluidity, i.e., a critical Casimir effect [7­11] in the 4 He-rich film between

Caupin, Frédéric

414

Crystallization and melting of a system of charges in a liquid helium cluster  

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A system of like (positive or negative) charges forming 'snowballs' or 'bubbles' in a three-dimensional liquid helium cluster is investigated. The charges are confined inside the cluster by an 'image potential' produced by the polarization of liquid helium. The stability of a multiply charged helium cluster is considered. Computer simulations are used to investigate the crystallization and melting of the system of charges depending on the dimensionless parameter T* = k{sub B}T{epsilon}R/e{sup 2}, where k{sub B} is the Boltzmann constant, T is the temperature, {epsilon} is the dielectric constant of liquid helium, R is the cluster radius, and e is a unit charge. Various characteristics, including symmetry groups and moments, have been found for equilibrium configurations of charges in a cluster with N = 1-100 charges. At small N {approx} 10, Thomson's model of successive filling of 'belts' of charges can be used to describe the structure of equilibrium configurations of charges. At large N, the description of the structure formed by charges using the idea of a quasi-two-dimensional 'closed triangular lattice' with topological defects is more adequate. Formally, this description is valid starting from N = 4. The melting of a 'lattice' of charges is described. A number of our conclusions can be generalized to clusters of other noble gases.

Livshits, A. M., E-mail: livshits@isan.troitsk.ru; Lozovik, Yu. E. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russian Federation)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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D0 Silicon Upgrade: Gas Helium Storage Tank Pressure Vessel Engineering Note  

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This is to certify that Beaird Industries, Inc. has done a white metal blast per SSPC-SP5 as required per specifications on the vessel internal. Following the blast, a black light inspection was performed by Beaird Quality Control personnel to assure that all debris, grease, etc. was removed and interior was clean prior to closing vessel for helium test.

Rucinski, Russ; /Fermilab

1996-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

416

A liquid-helium cooled large-area silicon PIN photodiode x-ray detector  

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An x-ray detector using a liquid-helium cooled large-area silicon PIN photodiode has been developed along with a tailor-made charge sensitive preamplifier whose first-stage JFET has been cooled. The operating temperature of the JFET has been varied separately and optimized. The x- and $\\gamma$-ray energy spectra for an \

Yoshizumi Inoue; Shigetaka Moriyama; Hideyuki Hara; Makoto Minowa; Fumio Shimokoshi

1995-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

417

Feasibility of measuring surface electron spin dynamics by inelastic scattering of metastable helium atoms  

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helium atoms M. El-Batanouny, G. Murthy, and C. R. Willis Department of Physics, Boston University atoms (He*) from surfaces of magnetic insulators to study the dynamical properties of surface electron a metastable He atom and the surface electron spins are determined by a configuration interaction calculation

Kais, Sabre

418

Neutron scattering study of the excitation spectrum of solid helium at ultra-low temperatures  

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There has been a resurgence of interest in the properties of solid helium due to the recent discovery of non-classical rotational inertia (NCRI) in solid 4He by Chan and coworkers below 200 mK which they have int...

Elizabeth Blackburn; John Goodkind; Sunil K. Sinha; Collin Broholm; John Copley…

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Creep and rupture behavior of a special grade Hastelloy-X in simulated HTGR helium  

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Creep and rupture tests were conducted for Hastelloy-XR (a modified version of the conventional Hastelloy alloy X) at 800, 900, and 1000/sup 0/C in simulated high-temperature gas-cooled reactor helium. Creep testing machines with special control of helium chemistry were used. As a result, the scatter of creep-rupture data could be reduced, and the variability of creep-rupture behavior due to manufacturing history could be resolved. Results of metallography and carbon analysis of ruptured specimens showed that the material improved resistance to corrosion in the helium environment, and carbon intrusion during the steady-state creep stage was suppressed to a negligible level. Under refined test conditions combined with the quality controlled material, it was demonstrated that there was little significant difference between helium and air in the creep-rupture results obtained at 800 to 1000/sup 0/C up to about 10/sup 4/h. The importance of maintaining the protective function of the surface oxide film of alloys was stressed in securing reproducibility and predictability of long-time creep performance.

Kurata, Y.; Kondo, T.; Ogawa, Y.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Gas-Surface Energy Exchange in Collisions of Helium Atoms with Aligned Single-Walled Carbon  

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1 Gas-Surface Energy Exchange in Collisions of Helium Atoms with Aligned Single-Walled Carbon #12;2 ABSTRACT Since gas flows in micro/nano devices are dominated by the interaction of gas molecules accommodation of gas molecules on surfaces. The scattering of gas molecules on quartz surfaces covered with VA

Maruyama, Shigeo

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421

Helium, Iron and Electron Particle Transport and Energy Transport Studies on the TFTR Tokamak  

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Results from helium, iron, and electron transport on TFTR in L-mode and Supershot deuterium plasmas with the same toroidal field, plasma current, and neutral beam heating power are presented. They are compared to results from thermal transport analysis based on power balance. Particle diffusivities and thermal conductivities are radially hollow and larger than neoclassical values, except possibly near the magnetic axis. The ion channel dominates over the electron channel in both particle and thermal diffusion. A peaked helium profile, supported by inward convection that is stronger than predicted by neoclassical theory, is measured in the Supershot The helium profile shape is consistent with predictions from quasilinear electrostatic drift-wave theory. While the perturbative particle diffusion coefficients of all three species are similar in the Supershot, differences are found in the L-Mode. Quasilinear theory calculations of the ratios of impurity diffusivities are in good accord with measurements. Theory estimates indicate that the ion heat flux should be larger than the electron heat flux, consistent with power balance analysis. However, theoretical values of the ratio of the ion to electron heat flux can be more than a factor of three larger than experimental values. A correlation between helium diffusion and ion thermal transport is observed and has favorable implications for sustained ignition of a tokamak fusion reactor.

Synakowski, E. J.; Efthimion, P. C.; Rewoldt, G.; Stratton, B. C.; Tang, W. M.; Grek, B.; Hill, K. W.; Hulse, R. A.; Johnson, D .W.; Mansfield, D. K.; McCune, D.; Mikkelsen, D. R.; Park, H. K.; Ramsey, A. T.; Redi, M. H.; Scott, S. D.; Taylor, G.; Timberlake, J.; Zarnstorff, M. C. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.); Kissick, M. W. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States))

1993-03-00T23:59:59.000Z

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Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 22172225 Integrated thermo-fluid analysis towards helium flow  

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Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 2217­2225 Integrated thermo-fluid analysis towards helium. Andob, I. Komadab a Fusion Engineering Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Department, University the ITER test blanket module (TBM) warrants the need of extensive computer aided engineering (CAE

Abdou, Mohamed

423

Helium enhancements in globular cluster stars from Asymptotic Giant Branch star pollution  

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Using a chemical evolution model we investigate the intriguing suggestion that there are populations of stars in some globular clusters (e.g. NGC 2808, omega Centauri) with enhanced levels of helium (Y from about 0.28 to 0.40) compared to the majority of the population that presumably have a primordial helium abundance. We assume that a previous generation of massive low-metallicity Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars has polluted the cluster gas via a slow stellar wind. We use two independent sets of AGB yields computed from detailed models to follow the evolution of helium, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in the cluster gas using a Salpeter initial mass function (IMF) and a number of top-heavy IMFs. In no case were we able to fit the observational constraints, Y > 0.30 and C+N+O approximately constant. Depending on the shape of the IMF and the yields, we either obtained Y approximately greater than 0.30 and large increases in C+N+O or Y < 0.30 and C+N+O approximately constant. These results suggest that either AGB stars alone are not responsible for the large helium enrichment or that any dredge-up from this generation of stars was less than predicted by standard models.

Amanda Karakas; Yeshe Fenner; Alison Sills; Simon Campbell; John Lattanzio

2006-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

424

Microstructure effect on hydrogen-induced cracking in TM210 maraging steel  

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August 2013 Keywords: Maraging steel Hydrogen embrittlement Reverted austenite Martensite lath boundaries a b s t r a c t Hydrogen embrittlement (HE) of TM210 maraging steel was studied by slow strain rate are known to undergo severe hydrogen embrittle- ment (HE) when used in certain service environments [8

Volinsky, Alex A.

425

Photo- and Thermodesorption of Helium on Pt(111)  

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In a detailed study of thermal desorption of monolayers of both H4e and H3e adsorbed on Pt(111) (binding energy about 9 meV), we have observed photodesorption induced by the blackbody radiation from a room temperature environment. This process proceeds independently of the thermal desorption. Theoretical treatments of both thermal and photodesorption are given and agree very well with the data in all important aspects. We conclude that the photodesorption is due to direct coupling of photons to the adsorbate.

T. Niedermayer; H. Schlichting; D. Menzel; S. H. Payne; H. J. Kreuzer

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

426

Shock Experiments on Pre-Compressed Fluid Helium and Hydrogen  

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The summary of the report is: (1) We have proposed, used, and validated (using aerogel and D{sub 2}) quartz as an impedance-match standard; (2) We have collected extensive EOS data on He, D{sub 2}, and H{sub 2} at conditions relevant to giant planet interiors; (3) We observe relatively soft EOS's for all three materials; (4) We observe temperature-induced ionization in He (5) Our analysis indicates a strong electronic-gap density dependence; and (6) Our results favor planetary models for Jupiter that include partitioning of heavy elements into a relatively large core.

Eggert, J

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

427

Analysis of cracking of co-extruded recovery boiler floor tubes  

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Cracking of the stainless steel layer in co-extruded 304L/SA210 tubing used in black liquor recovery boilers is being found in an ever-increasing number of North American pulp and paper mills. Because of the possibility of a tube failure, this is a significant safety issue, and, because of the extra time required for tube inspection and repair, this can become an economic issue as well. In a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and given wide support among paper companies, boiler manufacturers, and tube fabricators, studies are being conducted to determine the cause of the cracking and to identify alternate materials and/or operating procedures to prevent tube cracking. Examination of cracked tubes has permitted characterization of crack features, and transmission electron microscopy is providing information about the thermal history, particularly cyclic thermal exposures, that tubes have experienced. Neutron and x-ray diffraction techniques are being used to determine the residual stresses in as-fabricated tube panels and exposed tubes, and finite element modeling is providing information about the stresses the tubes experience during operation. Laboratory studies are being conducted to determine the susceptibility of the co-extruded 304L/SA210 tubes to stress corrosion cracking, thermal fatigue, and corrosion in molten smelt. This paper presents the current status of these studies. On the basis of all of these studies, recommendations for means to prevent tube cracking will be offered.

Keiser, J.R.; Taljat, B.; Wang, X.L. [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Simulations of Failure via Three-Dimensional Cracking in Fuel Cladding for Advanced Nuclear Fuels  

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Enhancing performance of fuel cladding and duct alloys is a key means of increasing fuel burnup. This project will address the failure of fuel cladding via three-dimensional cracking models. Researchers will develop a simulation code for the failure of the fuel cladding and validate the code through experiments. The objective is to develop an algorithm to determine the failure of fuel cladding in the form of three-dimensional cracking due to prolonged exposure under varying conditions of pressure, temperature, chemical environment, and irradiation. This project encompasses the following tasks: 1. Simulate 3D crack initiation and growth under instantaneous and/or fatigue loads using a new variant of the material point method (MPM); 2. Simulate debonding of the materials in the crack path using cohesive elements, considering normal and shear traction separation laws; 3. Determine the crack propagation path, considering damage of the materials incorporated in the cohesive elements to allow the energy release rate to be minimized; 4. Simulate the three-dimensional fatigue crack growth as a function of loading histories; 5. Verify the simulation code by comparing results to theoretical and numerical studies available in the literature; 6. Conduct experiments to observe the crack path and surface profile in unused fuel cladding and validate against simulation results; and 7. Expand the adaptive mesh refinement infrastructure parallel processing environment to allow adaptive mesh refinement at the 3D crack fronts and adaptive mesh merging in the wake of cracks. Fuel cladding is made of materials such as stainless steels and ferritic steels with added alloying elements, which increase stability and durability under irradiation. As fuel cladding is subjected to water, chemicals, fission gas, pressure, high temperatures, and irradiation while in service, understanding performance is essential. In the fast fuel used in advanced burner reactors, simulations of the nuclear fuels are critical to understand the burnup, and thus the fuel efficiency.

Lu, Hongbing; Bukkapatnam, Satish; Harimkar, Sandip; Singh, Raman; Bardenhagen, Scott

2014-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

429

Response Surfaces for optimal weight of cracked composite panels: noise and accuracy  

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Two levels of fidelity are used for minimum weight design of a composite blade-stiffened panel subject to crack propagation constraints. The low fidelity approach makes use of an equivalent strain constraint calculated by a closed form solution for the stress intensity factor. The high fidelity approach uses the stress intensity factor directly as the constraint and computes it from the stress distribution around the crack. A number of panels were optimized by both approaches for different values of applied load, crack length, and blade height, and response surface approximations for optimal weight as function of these configuration variables were constructed. Computational cost, noise and accuracy for the results are compared.

Melih Papila; Raphael T. Haftka

430

Fundamentals of Petroleum Residue Cracking Gasification for Coproduction of Oil and Syngas  

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Fundamentals of Petroleum Residue Cracking Gasification for Coproduction of Oil and Syngas ... Thus, the terminology of heavy oil or heavy residue can be also used to indicate all such heavy petroleum oils. ... Notwithstanding, for the RCG process it is ideal to develop the catalyst that has moderate cracking activity for heavy residues or heavy oils but meanwhile good activity for catalyzing the deposited coke gasification so that the gasification can be at reasonably low temperatures to maintain the catalytic activity for cracking heavy fractions. ...

Yuming Zhang; Deping Yu; Wangliang Li; Yin Wang; Shiqiu Gao; Guangwen Xu

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

431

Eddy?Current Inspection of Cracking in Land?Based Gas Turbine Blades  

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There has been a growing need in the electric utility industry to assess the remaining life of blades in gas turbines. It is quite important to nondestructively comprehend the depths of surface?breaking cracks in blades. Flexible eddy current array probes have been developed to overcome the major limitations of existing eddy current inspection systems. The use of an array of sensors allows cracks of all lengths to be detected and will ultimately allow real time data imaging to provide rapid inspection and easy interpretation. For this study using eddy current techniques crack detection equipment has been developed and applied to gas turbine Stage 1 blades for field use.

H. Fukutomi; T. Ogata

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

The stress field around two parallel edge cracks in a finite body  

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the application of the Schwarz alternating method in conjunction with complex mapping techniques for modelling the stress fields around two arbitrarily oriented cracks in an infinite body (see Fig. 1. 4). M P 0. 83W I. 83W Again 19. Isolated, Single...-Ended Crack Located in a Finite Body. " Zo r A I I 0 I Figure IA. Two Aibitnuily Oiiented Conchs Located in an Infinite Body. t CHAFIXR II FULL-FIELD REPRESENTATION OF THE STRESS FIELD SURROUNDING TWO EDGE CRACKS OVERVIEW OF THE METHODOLOGY USED...

Hardin, Patrick Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

A quantitative determination of the conditions for hot cracking during welding for aluminum alloys  

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Memorial Institute, February 1964. 2. Savage, W. F. and Krantz, B. M. , "An Investigation of Hot Cracking in Hastelloy X, ' ~Weldin Journal, 45(51, 13s-25s (1966) . Borland, J. C. and Younger, R. N. , "Some Aspects of Cracking in Cr-Ni Austenite Steels...-T6 Alu?iinum 25 10 Typical Load-Temperature Data 26 Typical Modulus of Elasticity Verses Temperature Re1atiousI!ip fcr Aluminum Alloys 32 12 As-Received and Ai. r Cooled (T = 1125'P) 6061-T6 Specimens (100X) 37 13 Hot Cracked 6061-T6 Aluminur...

Steenbergen, James Everett

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Development of a shock-induced detonation driver F.K. Lu and D.R. Wilson  

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Development of a shock-induced detonation driver F.K. Lu and D.R. Wilson Aerodynamics Research's performance can be improved by using a detonation driver that produces a driver gas with a high pressure, are that the gaseous detonation products have high molecular weight compared to helium and the potential danger

Texas at Arlington, University of

435

Coolant Sub-Channel and Smeared-Cracking Models in BISON | Department of  

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Coolant Sub-Channel and Smeared-Cracking Models in BISON Coolant Sub-Channel and Smeared-Cracking Models in BISON Coolant Sub-Channel and Smeared-Cracking Models in BISON January 29, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis Coolant Sub-Channel and Smeared-Cracking Models in BISON A single-pin coolant sub-channel model was implemented in BISON, the pin-scale simulation code. This enables BISON to compute the heat transfer coefficient and coolant temperature as a function of axial position along the fuel pin (rather than requiring this information to be supplied by the user). At present, the model is only applicable to pressurized water reactor coolant conditions, but modifications to include boiling water reactor (BWR) coolant conditions are in progress. A preliminary UO2 thermal and irradiation creep model has been implemented in BISON and is

436

The Co-cracking Experiment and Application Route of Waste Plastics and Heavy Oil  

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Abstract The co-cracking experiment of waste plastics and heavy oil was done in the condition of 400 °C and pressure not higher than 2.0 MPa. The experimental results showed that the yield of heavy oil and coke decreased but the light oil and gas yield increased with the increasing amount of waste plastics. The products of heavy oil's solidifying point, flash point, viscosity and density decreased and had a good pour point depression effect. Heavy oil containing heat conduction oil and solvent contributed to heat transfer, melting and transport and had the effect of dissolution and co-cracking. It would have a good prospect when the co-cracking of waste plastics and heavy oil was applied to the combination processes of visbreaking and delayed coking and catalytic cracking and delayed coking.

Shikui Wu; Kaixiong Xu; Lusen Jiang; Li Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Effects of thermal aging on Stress Corrosion Cracking and mechanical properties of stainless steel weld metals  

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Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in and around primary loop piping welds in Boiling Water Reactors has been observed worldwide as plants continue to operate at temperatures and pressures near 2880C (5500F) and 6.9 MPa (1000 ...

Hixon, Jeff

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Evaluation of the filler effects on fatique cracking and permanent deformation of asphalt concrete mixtures  

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The addition of hydrated lime to asphalt has shown to be beneficial with an improvement in the Theological properties of the binder, as well as resistance to permanent deformation (rutting) and fatigue cracking of asphalt concrete mixtures...

Izzo, Richard P

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Cracked lifting lug welds on ten-ton UF{sub 6} cylinders  

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Ten-ton, Type 48X, UF{sub 6} cylinders are used at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant to withdraw enriched uranium hexafluoride from the cascade, transfer enriched uranium hexafluoride to customer cylinders, and feed enriched product to the cascade. To accomplish these activities, the cylinders are lifted by cranes and straddle carriers which engage the cylinder lifting lugs. In August of 1988, weld cracks on two lifting lugs were discovered during preparation to lift a cylinder. The cylinder was rejected and tagged out, and an investigating committee formed to determine the cause of cracking and recommend remedial actions. Further investigation revealed the problem may be general to this class of cylinder in this use cycle. This paper discusses the actions taken at the Portsmouth site to deal with the cracked lifting lug weld problem. The actions include inspection activities, interim corrective actions, metallurgical evaluation of cracked welds, weld repairs, and current monitoring/inspection program.

Dorning, R.E. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Piketon, OH (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

440

Reaction kinetics of olefin saturation in the hydrodesulfurization of fluid catalytic cracked naphtha  

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U.S. governmental agencies are calling for strict environmental regulations on the quality of gasoline. Fluid catalytic cracked naphtha is an important blending component of the gasoline pool. The majority of the sulfur in the gasoline pool comes...

Schumann, Brian Herbert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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441

High-Temperature Stress Relaxation Cracking and Stress Rupture Observed in a Coke Gasifier Failure  

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This article discusses the high-temperature metal degradation mechanisms that occurred in the failure of a nine-story tall coke gasifier, located in a refinery power plant. Cracking of gasifier internals, bulging...

Daniel J. Benac; Douglas B. Olson…

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

A preliminary investigation of the effects of environmentally assisted cracking on natural gas transmission pipelines  

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Concepts for the development of a model to predict natural gas transmission pipeline lifetime in a corrosive environment are constructed. Primarily, the effects of environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) are explored. Tensile test specimens from a...

Curbo, Jason Wayne

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

443

On the fracture toughness of ferroelectric ceramics with electric field applied parallel to the crack front  

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On the fracture toughness of ferroelectric ceramics with electric field applied parallel crack growth. The effects of electric field on the fracture toughness of both initially unpoled and poled materials are investigated. Results for the predicted fracture toughness, remanent strain

444

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Desiccation Cracks in Shrink-Swell Soils  

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Soil crack volume estimates, which are important for hydrology models on shrink-swell soils, are currently based on field measurements of vertical shrinkage and an assumption of isotropic shrinkage; however, few studies have validated the resulting...

Neely, Haly Lury

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

445

P wave anisotropy, stress, and crack distribution at Coso geothermal field,  

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wave anisotropy, stress, and crack distribution at Coso geothermal field, wave anisotropy, stress, and crack distribution at Coso geothermal field, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: P wave anisotropy, stress, and crack distribution at Coso geothermal field, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A new inversion method for P wave anisotropy (Wu and Lees, 1999a) has been applied to high-precision, microseismic traveltime data collected at Coso geothermal region, California. Direction-dependent P wave velocity and thus its perturbation, are represented by a symmetric positive definite matrix A instead of a scalar. The resulting anisotropy distribution is used to estimate variations in crack density, stress distribution and permeability within the producing geothermal field. A circular dome-like

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Laboratory Evaluation of Hot-Mix Asphalt Concrete Fatigue Cracking Resistance  

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LABORATORY EVALUATION OF HOT-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE FATIGUE CRACKING RESISTANCE A Thesis by BRANDON PARKER JAMISON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2010 Major Subject: Civil Engineering LABORATORY EVALUATION OF HOT-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE FATIGUE CRACKING RESISTANCE A Thesis by BRANDON PARKER JAMISON Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

Jamison, Brandon Parker

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

447

Electrochemical aspects of stress-corrosion cracking in. cap alpha. -brass  

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This paper considers a number of aspects of the stress-corrosion cracking of brass from the point of view of the localized electrochemical processes occurring at the tip of a propagating crack. The principal system examined is the intergranular SCC of 70-30 brass in near-neutral ammoniacal solutions, for which a detailed mechanism is developed. In addition, the effects of nitrite ions in promoting SCC of both brass and copper are considered.

Burstein, G T; Newman, R C

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

The interaction of two closely spaced cracks - rock models and computer simulations  

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THE INTERACTION OF TWO CLOSELY SPACED CRACKS ROCK MODELS AND COMPUTER SIMULATIONS A Thesis by PENG LIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1990 Major Subject: Geophysics THE INTERACTION OF TWO CLOSELY SPACED CRACKS ROCK MODELS AND COMPUTER SIMULATIONS A Thesis by PENG LIN Approved as to style and content by: o . ogan ( -Chair Committee) Andreas K. Kronenberg (Co...

Lin, Peng

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

Mode I transverse cracking in an epoxy and a graphite fiber reinforced epoxy  

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, Johnson and Radon [6] and Glover, Mucci and Radon [7] used Charpy impact specimens to produce fast, unstable crack growth in unreinforced polymers. Devitt, Schapery and Bradley [8], and Hulsey [9] used split laminates in the form of double cantilever..., Johnson and Radon [6] and Glover, Mucci and Radon [7] used Charpy impact specimens to produce fast, unstable crack growth in unreinforced polymers. Devitt, Schapery and Bradley [8], and Hulsey [9] used split laminates in the form of double cantilever...

Williams, David Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

450

Corrosion-assisted cracking of duplex stainless steels in suction roll applications  

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Corrosion-assisted cracking of suction rolls is a worldwide pulp and paper industry concern despite the great strides in identifying more resistant materials. The authors have examined various tests to assess their use in predicting the susceptibility of suction roll alloys with known service performance. Under conditions of high mean stress and low pH, near-threshold fatigue crack growth testing discriminates among the several materials in approximately the same ranking as their service performance characteristics would have predicted.

Yeske, R.M.; Revall, M.A.; Thompson, C.M. (Inst. of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer from an Oxidized Large Copper Surface to Liquid Helium: Dependence on Surface Orientation and Treatment  

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Heat transfer of large copper plates (18 × 76 mm) in liquid helium has been measured as a function of orientation and treatment of the heat transfer surface. The results relate to applications of large ... clarif...

A. Iwamoto; T. Mito; K. Takahata; N. Yanagi…

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Excitation frequency effects on atmospheric-pressure helium RF microplasmas: plasma density, electron energy and plasma impedance  

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...The effects of the driving RF frequency on the properties of low temperature atmospheric pressure helium microplasmas are discussed in light...?...m microdischarge driven at constant input power with a 10 MHz–...

K. McKay; F. Iza; M. G. Kong

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Radiation Resistance of Structural Materials of Nuclear Reactors on Irradiation with High-Energy Hydrogen and Helium Ions  

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Basic principles of determination of the radiation resistance of structural materials of nuclear reactors with implantation of high-energy hydrogen and helium atoms have been presented. ... them with hydrogen and...

F. F. Komarov; A. F. Komarov; Vl. V. Pil?ko…

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen sorption and thermal regeneration of sorption centers on catalysts of ammonia synthesis in helium and hydrogen flow  

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The interaction of oxygen with catalysts for ammonia synthesis in helium and hydrogen flow has been studied. Various catalysts sorb from 7 to 12 oxygen layers. 2 to 4 layers can be removed by thermal activatio...

A. V. Krylova; V. V. Morozov; S. S. Lachinov…

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Methodology for extracting local constants from petroleum cracking flows  

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A methodology provides for the extraction of local chemical kinetic model constants for use in a reacting flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code with chemical kinetic computations to optimize the operating conditions or design of the system, including retrofit design improvements to existing systems. The coupled CFD and kinetic computer code are used in combination with data obtained from a matrix of experimental tests to extract the kinetic constants. Local fluid dynamic effects are implicitly included in the extracted local kinetic constants for each particular application system to which the methodology is applied. The extracted local kinetic model constants work well over a fairly broad range of operating conditions for specific and complex reaction sets in specific and complex reactor systems. While disclosed in terms of use in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser, the inventive methodology has application in virtually any reaction set to extract constants for any particular application and reaction set formulation. The methodology includes the step of: (1) selecting the test data sets for various conditions; (2) establishing the general trend of the parametric effect on the measured product yields; (3) calculating product yields for the selected test conditions using coupled computational fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics; (4) adjusting the local kinetic constants to match calculated product yields with experimental data; and (5) validating the determined set of local kinetic constants by comparing the calculated results with experimental data from additional test runs at different operating conditions.

Chang, Shen-Lin (Woodridge, IL); Lottes, Steven A. (Naperville, IL); Zhou, Chenn Q. (Munster, IN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weibull Effective Area for Hertzian Ring Crack Initiation Stress  

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Spherical or Hertzian indentation is used to characterize and guide the development of engineered ceramics under consideration for diverse applications involving contact, wear, rolling fatigue, and impact. Ring crack initiation can be one important damage mechanism of Hertzian indentation. It is caused by sufficiently-high, surface-located, radial tensile stresses in an annular ring located adjacent to and outside of the Hertzian contact circle. While the maximum radial tensile stress is known to be dependent on the elastic properties of the sphere and target, the diameter of the sphere, the applied compressive force, and the coefficient of friction, the Weibull effective area too will be affected by those parameters. However, the estimations of a maximum radial tensile stress and Weibull effective area are difficult to obtain because the coefficient of friction during Hertzian indentation is complex, likely intractable, and not known a priori. Circumventing this, the Weibull effective area expressions are derived here for the two extremes that bracket all coefficients of friction; namely, (1) the classical, frictionless, Hertzian case where only complete slip occurs, and (2) the case where no slip occurs or where the coefficient of friction is infinite.

Jadaan, Osama M. [University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL; Johanns, Kurt E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Automated inspection of surface breaking cracks using GMR sensor arrays  

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We present a prototype for automated magnetic stray field testing of ferromagnetic roller bearings. For this purpose NDE-adapted GMR sensor arrays (giant magneto resistance) are used for the detection of surface breaking cracks. The sensors are miniaturized down to the lower ?m-regime to achieve adequate spatial resolution. In doing so, sensor arrays with up to 48 elements are used to inspect the bearing surface within a few seconds only. In contrast to magnetic particle inspection (MPI), where the global magnetization requires a further inspection step and succeeding demagnetization, the presented prototype only locally magnetize the surface area in the vicinity of the GMR Sensors. For the local magnetization, the applied sub-surface magnetic field was simulated and proofed for detecting flaws with a depth of a few 10 ?m. By multiplexing the sensor array with an adapted read out electronics we quasi simultaneously detect the normal field component of about 100?m above the surface. The detection of artificial notches with a depth of 40 ?m and more could be resolved with a SNR better than 20 dB. The presented testing facility is fast and provides a step towards automated testing of safety relevant steel components.

Pelkner, Matthias; Reimund, Verena; Erthner, Thomas; Panke, Nicolai; Kreutzbruck, Marc [BAM Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

458

Exergy Analysis of the Cryogenic Helium Distribution System for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)  

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN features the world’s largest helium cryogenic system, spreading over the 26.7 km circumference of the superconducting accelerator. With a total equivalent capacity of 145 kW at 4.5 K including 18 kW at 1.8 K, the LHC refrigerators produce an unprecedented exergetic load, which must be distributed efficiently to the magnets in the tunnel over the 3.3 km length of each of the eight independent sectors of the machine. We recall the main features of the LHC cryogenic helium distribution system at different temperature levels and present its exergy analysis, thus enabling to qualify second-principle efficiency and identify main remaining sources of irreversibility..

Claudet, S; Tavian, L; Wagner, U; 10.1063/1.3422294

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium circulator design considerations for modular high temperature gas-cooled reactor plant  

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Efforts are in progress to develop a standard modular high temperature gas-cooled reactor (MHTGR) plant that is amenable to design certification and serial production. The MHTGR reference design, based on a steam cycle power conversion system, utilizes a 350 MW(t) annular reactor core with prismatic fuel elements. Flexibility in power rating is afforded by utilizing a multiplicity of the standard module. The circulator, which is an electric motor-driven helium compressor, is a key component in the primary system of the nuclear plant, since it facilitates thermal energy transfer from the reactor core to the steam generator; and, hence, to the external turbo-generator set. This paper highlights the helium circulator design considerations for the reference MHTGR plant and includes a discussion on the major features of the turbomachine concept, operational characteristics, and the technology base that exists in the U.S.

McDonald, C.F.; Nichols, M.K.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium circulator design considerations for modular high temperature gas-cooled reactor plant  

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Efforts are in progress to develop a standard modular high temperature gas-cooled reactor (MHTGR) plant that is amenable to design certification and serial production. The MHTGR reference design, based on a steam cycle power conversion system, utilizes a 350 MW(t) annular reactor core with prismatic fuel elements. Flexibility in power rating is afforded by utilizing a multiplicity of the standard module. The circulator, which is an electric motor-driven helium compressor, is a key component in the primary system of the nuclear plant, since it facilitates thermal energy transfer from the reactor core to the steam generator; and, hence, to the external turbo-generator set. This paper highlights the helium circulator design considerations for the reference MHTGR plant and includes a discussion on the major features of the turbomachine concept, operational characteristics, and the technology base that exists in the US.

McDonald, C.F.; Nichols, M.K.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OGLE-2013-SN-079: a lonely supernova consistent with a helium shell detonation  

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We present observational data for a peculiar supernova discovered by the OGLE-IV survey and followed by the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects. The inferred redshift of z=0.07 implies an absolute magnitude in the rest-frame I-band of M$_{I}\\sim-17.6$ mag. This places it in the luminosity range between normal Type Ia SNe and novae. Optical and near infrared spectroscopy reveal mostly Ti and Ca lines, and an unusually red color arising from strong depression of flux at rest wavelengths detonation of a helium shell around a low-mass CO white dwarf and "double-detonation" models that include a secondary detonation of a CO core following a primary detonation in an overlying helium shell.

Inserra, C; Wyrzykowski, L; Smartt, S J; Fraser, M; Nicholl, M; Shen, K J; Jerkstrand, A; Gal-Yam, A; Howell, D A; Maguire, K; Mazzali, P; Valenti, S; Taubenberger, S; Benitez-Herrera, S; Bersier, D; Blagorodnova, N; Campbell, H; Chen, T -W; Elias-Rosa, N; Hillebrandt, W; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z; Kozlowski, S; Kromer, M; Lyman, J D; Polshaw, J; Ropke, F K; Ruiter, A J; Smith, K; Spiro, S; Sullivan, M; Yaron, O; Young, D; Yuan, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Frequency-dependent polarizability of helium including relativistic effects with nuclear recoil terms  

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Future metrology standards will be partly based on physical quantities computed from first principles rather than measured. In particular, a new pressure standard can be established if the dynamic polarizability of helium can be determined from theory with an uncertainty smaller than 0.2 ppm. We present calculations of the frequency-dependent part of this quantity including relativistic effects with full account of leading nuclear recoil terms and using highly optimized explicitly correlated basis sets. A particular emphasis is put on uncertainty estimates. At the He-Ne laser wavelength of 632.9908 nm, the computed polarizability value of 1.391 811 41 a.u. has uncertainty of 0.1 ppm that is two orders of magnitude smaller than those of the most accurate polarizability measurements. We also obtained an accurate expansion of the helium refractive index in powers of density.

Piszczatowski, Konrad; Komasa, Jacek; Jeziorski, Bogumil; Szalewicz, Krzysztof

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXERGY ANALYSIS OF THE CRYOGENIC HELIUM DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (LHC)  

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN features the world's largest helium cryogenic system, spreading over the 26.7 km circumference of the superconducting accelerator. With a total equivalent capacity of 145 kW at 4.5 K including 18 kW at 1.8 K, the LHC refrigerators produce an unprecedented exergetic load, which must be distributed efficiently to the magnets in the tunnel over the 3.3 km length of each of the eight independent sectors of the machine. We recall the main features of the LHC cryogenic helium distribution system at different temperature levels and present its exergy analysis, thus enabling to qualify second-principle efficiency and identify main remaining sources of irreversibility.

Claudet, S.; Lebrun, Ph.; Tavian, L.; Wagner, U. [CERN, CH-1211, Geneva, 23 (Switzerland)

2010-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Superfluid helium testing of a stainless steel to titanium piping transition joint  

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Stainless steel-to-titanium bimetallic transitions have been fabricated with an explosively bonded joint. This novel joining technique was conducted by the Russian Federal Nuclear Center, working under contract for the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. These bimetallic transitions are being considered for use in future superconducting radio-frequency cavity cryomodule assemblies. This application requires cryogenic testing to demonstrate that this transition joint remains leak-tight when sealing superfluid helium. To simulate a titanium cavity vessel connection to a stainless steel service pipe, bimetallic transition joints were paired together to fabricate piping assemblies. These piping assemblies were then tested in superfluid helium conditions at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory test facilities. The transition joint test program will be described. Fabrication experience and test results will be presented.

Soyars, W.; /Fermilab; Basti, A.; Bedeschi, F.; /INFN, Pisa; Budagov, J.; /Dubna, JINR; Foley, M.; Harms, E.; Klebaner, A.; Nagaitsev, S.; /Fermilab; Sabirov, B.; Dubna, JINR

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

A Continuous 4He Refrigerator for Use in a Superfluid Helium Bath  

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In cryogenic applications in space, the base temperature, Tmin of the helium bath in the dewar is typically determined by the design of the porous plug and the associated plumbing. For certain experiments, the required operating temperature of the instrument is lower than the bath temperature. In the laboratory, temperatures below 1.2 K require very large pumps or the use of 3He systems. We have demonstrated a modified 4He refrigerator with a continuous fill from a superfluid helium bath with a base temperature more than 0.5 K below the bath temperature. We describe the operation as well as the mechanism of such a refrigerator. For operation in space the refrigerator would need to be equipped with a porous plug to retain the fluid.

Wang, Suwen; Avaloff, D.; Nissen, J. A.; Stricker, D. A.; Lipa, J. A. [Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California (United States)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous measurements of super-radiance at multiple wavelengths from helium excited states: (I) Experiment  

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In this paper, we report the results of measurements of the intensities and delays of super-radiance decays from excited helium atoms at multiple wavelengths. The experiment was performed using extreme ultraviolet radiation produced by the free electron laser at the SPring-8 Compact SASE Source test accelerator facility as an excitation source. We observed super-radiant transitions on the $1s3p \\to 1s2s$ ($\\lambda=$502 nm), $1s3d \\to 1s2p$ ($\\lambda=$668 nm), and $1s3s \\to 1s2p$ ($\\lambda=$728 nm) transitions. The pulse energy of each transition and its delay time were measured as a function of the target helium gas density. Several interesting features of the data, some of which appear to contradict with the predictions of the simple two-level super-radiance theory, are pointed out.

Nakajima, Kyo; Iwayama, Hiroshi; Kuma, Susumu; Miyamoto, Yuki; Nagasono, Mitsuru; Ohae, Chiaki; Togashi, Tadashi; Yabashi, Makina; Shigemasa, Eiji; Sasao, Noboru

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Effects of hydrogen on electropotential monitoring of stress corrosion crack growth  

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Electropotential monitoring (EPM) has a crack growth measurement resolution that is an order of magnitude greater than methods that rely on crack mouth opening displacement. However, two phenomena have been identified that compromise the accuracy of the EPM technique. Coolant hydrogen concentrations above those needed to chemically reduce nickel oxide to metallic nickel cause EPM to underestimate the true crack length. The metallic nickel provides an electrical conduction path at contact points across the irregular crack surface thereby lowering the EPM potential. The coolant hydrogen concentration at which this reduction occurs is temperature dependent and correlates with an abrupt decrease in the rate of SCC crack growth. It was also found that EPM can indicate large crack growth when none actually exists. At temperatures > 315 C (600 F) the electrical resistivity of mill annealed Alloy 600 increased by as much as 5% in a period of weeks or months. Each 1% increase in resistivity results in a bias in the EPM indicated cracklength of about 0.2 mm (0.008 inches). Smaller changes in the electrical resistivity of other alloys have been measured which rank as EN52> X-750> 304SS> nickel. It has been shown that these resistivity changes occur during exposure to high temperature water or inert gas. Strategies to minimize the effects of these two phenomena on EPM measurement are discussed.

Thompson, C.D.; Carey, D.M.; Perazzo, N.L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Fracture behavior of surface cracked wide plates of high strength steel containing overmatched repair welds  

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This paper presents the experimental results of tests conducted using surface cracked wide plates containing overmatched repair weld joints. The deformation and fracture characteristics of the repair welded wideplates notched at the original weld deposit, repair weld and HAZ regions are discussed. The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of strength mis-match and notch position on the fracture performance of such complex weldments. Furthermore, the predictions of crack driving force using the Engineering Treatment Model for mis-matched welds (ETM-MM) procedure was compared with the results of the wide plates containing semielliptical surface cracks. For this study, 1/2K weld joints were prepared on 30 nm thick pipeline steel X65 plates by using a SAW process, resulting in 50% overmatching. Repair was performed at the cap side of the original joint up to half depth of plate thickness with a GMA welding process under hyperbaric conditions, leading to 41% yield strength overmatching. In order to assess the fracture behavior of these welds, surface cracked (semielliptic defects) wide plates containing original and repair welds were tested in tension at {minus}10 C. The surface cracked wide plate tests results have confirmed that overmatched repair weld metal can exert a significant effect on the deformation and fracture behavior of the wide plates. Wide plates containing root cracks clearly showed a shielding effect of the overmatched repair weld since it prevented development of through thickness ligament yielding.

Junghans, E.; Kocak, M.; Schwalbe, K.H. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. of Materials Research

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Evidences for secondary cracking of oil in South Pars field, Persian Gulf, Iran  

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Condensates and natural gases in South Pars, world's largest gas field in Persian Gulf were studied for their geochemical characteristics and possibility of secondary cracking as a major gas producing mechanism. Carbon isotopic analysis of gas components proposes thermogenic origin for South Pars gas field. However, ?13C values of Methane and Ethane are slightly depleted in comparison with generated gas from primary thermogenic gas whereas gases from secondary cracking of oils are systematically depleted in 13C in Methane and Ethane compared to gases from primary cracking. Gas composition of Head-Space gas samples were plotted in Ln(C1/C2) vs. Ln(C2/C3) diagram that all the data points indicate a noticeable shift toward trend of secondary cracking, indicating frequency of higher components i.e. C2+. Silurian black shales are recognized as most important source rock for the South Pars field. Biomarker analysis of hydrocarbon liquid samples indicates Pristane to Phytane ratio is > 1 that could confirm mentioned shaly source rock which is deposited in suboxic to oxic marine environment. Considering of ?13C of Silurian shales the “?13C Methane-?13C Source” was calculated and plotted against C1/?C1–5 indicating effect of secondary cracking of oil as producing mechanism for South Pars gas field. Moreover, pyro-bitumen as product of the secondary cracking was found filling secondary porosities in bottom part of the reservoir.

Jafar Aali; Omeid Rahmani

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the DOE studies of recovery boiler floor tube cracking  

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Cracking of the stainless steel layer of coextruded 304L/SA210 recovery boiler floor tubes has been observed in an increasing number of black liquor recovery boilers. Because failure of such tubes is a serious safety concern as well as an economic issue, this project was initiated with the objective of identifying alternate materials or process changes that would prevent tube cracking. Tensile stresses are essential for the most likely failure mechanisms, i.e., fatigue or stress corrosion cracking, therefore stresses were measured at room temperature and modeling was used to predict stresses under operating conditions. Laboratory studies have identified conditions under which composite tubes crack due to thermal fatigue and stress corrosion. Floor tube temperature measurements have defined the magnitude and frequency of temperature fluctuations experienced by such tubes, and smelt corrosion studies have measured the degradation rate when molten smelt comes in contact with tubes. Based on these observations, certain materials appear more likely to resist cracking and certain process changes should help avoid conditions that cause composite tube cracking.

Keiser, J.R.; Taljat, B.; Wang, X.L. [and others

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Simulation Optimization and Feasibility Studies for the Neutron Detection without Helium-3 Project  

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This report details the results of the modeling and simulation work accomplished for the ‘Neutron Detection without Helium-3’ project during the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years. The primary focus of the project is to investigate commercially available technologies that might be used in safeguards applications in the relatively near term. Other technologies that are being developed may be more applicable in the future, but are outside the scope of this study.

Ely, James H.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Swinhoe, Martyn T.; Lintereur, Azaree T.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report for the Neutron Detection without Helium-3 Project  

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This report details the results of the research and development work accomplished for the ‘Neutron Detection without Helium-3’ project conducted during the 2011-2013 fiscal years. The primary focus of the project was to investigate commercially available technologies that might be used in safeguards applications in the relatively near term. Other technologies that are being developed may be more applicable in the future, but were outside the scope of this study.

Ely, James H.; Bliss, Mary; Kouzes, Richard T.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Robinson, Sean M.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Swinhoe, Martyn T.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium isotope study of geothermal features in Chile with field and laboratory data  

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Helium isotope and stable isotope data from the El Tatio, Tinginguirica, Chillan, and Tolhuaca geothermal systems, Chile. Data from this submission are discussed in: Dobson, P.F., Kennedy, B.M., Reich, M., Sanchez, P., and Morata, D. (2013) Effects of volcanism, crustal thickness, and large scale faulting on the He isotope signatures of geothermal systems in Chile. Proceedings, 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Feb. 11-13, 2013

Dobson, Patrick

2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of correlation in the ground state energy of confined helium atom  

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We analyze the ground state energy of helium atom confined by spherical impenetrable walls, and the role of the correlation energy in the total energy. The confinement of an atom in a cavity is one way in which we can model the effect of the external pressure on an atom. The calculations of energy of the system are carried out by the variational method. We find that the correlation energy remains almost constant for a range values of size of the boxes analyzed.

Aquino, N. [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Apartado Postal 55-534, 09340 México Distrito Federal (Mexico)

2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Anisotropy of Laser-Induced Bulk Damage of Single Crystals  

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The regularities of laser-induced damage of anisotropic materials, such as LiNbO3 and KDP dielectric single crystals, are experimentally studied. It is revealed that the shape of laser-induced damage in the dielectric crystals depends on the elastic symmetry of crystal and the propagation direction of the laser beam. When the beam propagates along the optic axis of crystals, the figures of the laser damage are six-path stars for LiNbO3 and four-path ones for KDP crystals. For the direction parallel to X and Y axes in KDP crystal, the damage has initially cross-like configuration, with further splitting of Z-oriented crack into two cracks in the process of damage evolution, leading to transformation of orthogonal-type damage to a hexagonal-type one.

Krupych, O; Smaga, I; Vlokh, R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EXPANDING BIPOLAR SHELL OF THE HELIUM NOVA V445 PUPPIS  

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From multi-epoch adaptive optics imaging and integral field unit spectroscopy, we report the discovery of an expanding and narrowly confined bipolar shell surrounding the helium nova V445 Puppis (Nova Puppis 2000). An equatorial dust disc obscures the nova remnant, and the outflow is characterized by a large polar outflow velocity of 6720 +- 650 km s{sup -1} and knots moving at even larger velocities of 8450 +- 570 km s{sup -1}. We derive an expansion parallax distance of 8.2 +- 0.5 kpc and deduce a pre-outburst luminosity of the underlying binary of log L/L{sub sun} = 4.34 +- 0.36. The derived luminosity suggests that V445 Puppis probably contains a massive white dwarf accreting at high rate from a helium star companion making it part of a population of binary stars that potentially lead to supernova Ia explosions due to accumulation of helium-rich material on the surface of a massive white dwarf.

Woudt, P. A.; Warner, B. [Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Steeghs, D.; Marsh, T. R. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Karovska, M.; Roelofs, G. H. A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-1516 (United States); Groot, P. J.; Nelemans, G. [Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL, Nijmegen (Netherlands); Nagayama, T. [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Smits, D. P. [Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of South Africa, UNISA, Pretoria 0003 (South Africa); O'Brien, T., E-mail: Patrick.Woudt@uct.ac.z [University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL (United Kingdom)

2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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SPECTRA OF COSMIC-RAY PROTONS AND HELIUM PRODUCED IN SUPERNOVA REMNANTS  

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Data obtained in the Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter (ATIC-2), Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM), and Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics (PAMELA) experiments suggest that the elemental interstellar spectra of cosmic rays below the knee at a few times 10{sup 6} GeV are not simple power laws, but that they experience hardening at a magnetic rigidity of about 240 GV. Another essential feature is the difference between proton and helium energy spectra, such that the He/p ratio increases by more than 50% in the energy range from 10{sup 2} to 10{sup 4} GV. We consider the concavity of the particle spectrum resulting from the nonlinear nature of diffusive shock acceleration in supernova remnants (SNRs) as a possible reason for the observed spectrum hardening. The increase of the helium-to-proton ratio with energy can be interpreted as a consequence of cosmic-ray acceleration by forward and reverse shocks in SNRs. The contribution of particles accelerated by reverse shocks makes the concavity of the produced overall cosmic-ray spectrum more pronounced. The spectra of protons and helium nuclei accelerated in SNRs and released into the interstellar medium are calculated. The derived steady-state interstellar spectra are in reasonably good agreement with observations.

Ptuskin, Vladimir; Zirakashvili, Vladimir [Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Science (IZMIRAN), Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation)] [Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Science (IZMIRAN), Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation); Seo, Eun-Suk [Department of Physics and Institute of Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Institute of Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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FLOATING PRESSURE CONVERSION AND EQUIPMENT UPGRADES OF TWO 3.5KW, 20K, HELIUM REFRIGERATORS  

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Two helium refrigerators, each rated for 3.5 KW at 20 K, are used at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Building No. 32 to provide cryogenic-pumping within two large thermal-vacuum chambers. These refrigerators were originally commissioned in 1996. New changes to the controls of these refrigerators were recently completed. This paper describes some of the control issues that necessitated the controls change-over. It will describe the modifications and the new process control which allows the refrigerators to take advantage of the Ganni Cycle “floating pressure” control technology. The controls philosophy change-over to the floating pressure control technology was the first application on a helium gas refrigeration system. Previous implementations of the floating pressure technology have been on 4 K liquefaction and refrigeration systems, which have stored liquid helium volumes that have level indications used for varying the pressure levels (charge) in the system for capacity modulation. The upgrades have greatly improved the performance, stability, and efficiency of these two refrigerators. The upgrades have also given the operators more information and details about the operational status of the main components (compressors, expanders etc.) of the refrigerators at all operating conditions (i.e. at various loads in the vacuum chambers). The performance data of the two systems, pre and post upgrading are presented.

J. Homan, V. Ganni, A. Sidi-Yekhlef, J. Creel, R. Norton, R. Linza, G. Vargas, J. Lauterbach, J. Urbin, D. Howe

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A systematic regional trend in helium isotopes across the northernbasin and range province, Western North America  

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An extensive study of helium isotopes in fluids collectedfrom surface springs, fumaroles and wells across the northern Basin andRange Province reveals a systematic trend of decreasing 3He/4He ratiosfrom west to east. The western margin of the Basin and Range ischaracterized by mantle-like ratios (6-8 Ra) associated with active orrecently active crustal magma systems (e.g., Coso, Long Valley,Steamboat, and the Cascade volcanic complex). Moving towards the east,the ratios decline systematically to a background value of ~;0.1 Ra. Theregional trend is consistent with extensive mantle melting concentratedalong the western margin and is coincident with an east-to-west increasein the magnitude of northwest strain. The increase in shear strainenhances crustal permeability resulting in high vertical fluid flow ratesthat preserve the high helium isotope ratios at the surface. Superimposedon the regional trend are "helium spikes," local anomalies in the heliumisotope composition. These "spikes" reflect either local zones of mantlemelting or locally enhanced crustal permeability. In the case of theDixie Valley hydrothermal system, it appears to be a combination ofboth.

Kennedy, B. Mack; van Soest, Matthijs C.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium enrichment and Carbon-star Production in Metal-rich Populations  

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We present new theoretical stellar evolutionary models of metal-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. Stellar models are evolved with initial masses between 1Msun and 7Msun at Z=0.007, and 1Msun and 8Msun at Z=0.014 (solar) and at Z=0.03. We evolve models with a canonical helium abundance and with helium enriched compositions (Y=0.30, 0.35, 0.40) at Z=0.014 and Z=0.03. The efficiency of third dredge-up and the mass range of carbon stars decreases with an increase in metallicity. We predict carbon stars form from initial masses between 1.75-7Msun at Z=0.007 and between 2-4.5Msun at solar metallicity. At Z=0.03 the mass range for C-star production is narrowed to 3.25-4Msun. The third dredge-up is reduced when the helium content of the model increases owing to the reduced number of thermal pulses on the AGB. A small increase of Delta Y = 0.05 is enough to prevent the formation of C stars at Z=0.03, depending on the mass-loss rate, whereas at Z=0.014, an increase of Delta Y = 0.1 is required to prevent the fo...

Karakas, Amanda I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ON-SITE STATUS OF THE KSTAR HELIUM REFRIGERATION SYSTEM  

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Since the first design of the KSTAR helium refrigeration system (HRS) in year 2000 many modifications and changes have been applied due to both system optimization and improved knowledge of the KSTAR cold components. The present specification of the HRS had been fixed on March 2005. Consequent manufacturing of main equipment such as “Compressor Station” (C/S) “Cold Box” (C/B) and “Distribution Box ?1” (D/B ?1) was completed by or under the supervision of Air Liquide DTA by the end of year 2006. The major components of the C/S are 2 low and 2 high pressure compressor units and an oil-removal system. The cooling power of the C/B at 4.5 K equivalent is 9 kW achieved by using 6 turbo-expanders. The D/B ?1 is a cryostat housing 49 cryogenic valves 2 supercritical helium circulators 1 cold compressor and 7 heat exchangers immersed in a 6? m 3 liquid helium storage.

H.-S. Chang; D. S. Park; J. J. Joo; K. M. Moon; K. W. Cho; Y. S. Kim; J. S. Bak; H. M. Kim; M. C. Cho; I. K. Kwon; E. Fauve; J.-M. Bernhardt; P. Dauguet; J. Beauvisage; F. Andrieu; S.-H. Yang; G. M. Gistau Baguer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supernovae from direct collisions of white dwarfs and the role of helium shell ignition  

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Models for supernovae (SNe) arising from thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs (WDs) have been extensively studied over the last few decades, mostly focusing on the single degenerate (accretion of material of a WD) and double degenerate (WD-WD merger) scenarios. In recent years it was suggested that WD-WD direct collisi