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Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program – Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants  

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Executive Summary [partial] The purpose of the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Cables is to support the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) R&D pathway. A workshop was held to gather subject matter experts to develop the NDE R&D Roadmap for Cables. The focus of the workshop was to identify the technical gaps in detecting aging cables and predicting their remaining life expectancy. The workshop was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 30, 2012, at Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) headquarters. The workshop was attended by 30 experts in materials, electrical engineering, and NDE instrumentation development from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory), universities, commercial NDE service vendors and cable manufacturers, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Simmons, K.L.; Ramuhali, P.; Brenchley, D.L.; Coble, J.B.; Hashemian, H.M.; Konnick, R.; Ray, S.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program – Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants  

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The purpose of the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Cables is to support the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) R&D pathway. The focus of the workshop was to identify the technical gaps in detecting aging cables and predicting their remaining life expectancy. The workshop was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 30, 2012, at Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) headquarters. The workshop was attended by 30 experts in materials, electrical engineering, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory), NDE instrumentation development, universities, commercial NDE services and cable manufacturers, and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The motivation for the R&D roadmap comes from the need to address the aging management of in-containment cables at nuclear power plants (NPPs).

Simmons, Kevin L.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Brenchley, David L.; Coble, Jamie B.; Hashemian, Hash; Konnik, Robert; Ray, Sheila

2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI steam turbine and generator NDE, life assessment, and maintenance workshop. [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NonDestructive Evaluation (NDE)  

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On July 16--19, 1991, the EPRI NDE Center hosted the second EPRI Steam Turbine and Generator NDE, Life Assessment and Maintenance Workshop. This workshop was co-sponsored by the Nuclear Power and the Generation and Storage Divisions of EPRI. Attendees represented all sectors of the industry including utilities, equipment manufacturers, forging suppliers, service organizations, government organizations, insurancecarriers, and consultants from the United States and abroad. Domestic utility presence was again strong, with 105 representatives from 44 utilities in attendance. Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland were represented in the international contingent. A key and integral part of the workshop was a vendor equipment fair, in which some 23 organizations displayed and demonstrated equipment and services that they offer. Formal presentation of 53 technical papers made up the technical portion of the agenda, which also included two breakout discussion sessions on topical subjects. To provide optimum opportunity for participants to hear all presentations on closely related topics, the sessions were set such that a NDE session ran parallel to the life assessment session. The first NDE session included turbine related topics while the first life assessment session addressed generator issues. The last sessions of the workshop were just reversed with turbine topics being addressed in the life assessment session while generator issues were presented in the NDE session. Presentations on maintenance topics and on monitoring and diagnostics topics were also presented in parallel sessions. These proceedings contain the texts of the papers presented at the workshop. Individual papers in indexed separately.

Nottingham, L.D.; Sabourin, P.F.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATIONS  

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) shipments of irradiated experiments from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to the Hot Fuels Examination Facility (HFEF) have historically been accomplished using the General Electric Model 2000 (GE 2000) Type B shipping container. Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) concerns regarding the future availability and leasing and handling costs associated with the GE 2000 cask have warranted an evaluation of alternative shipping options. One or more of these shipping options may be utilized to perform non destructive examinations (NDE) such as neutron radiography and precision gamma scans of irradiated experiments at HFEF and then return the experiments to ATR for further irradiation, hereafter referred to as “intermediate NDE.”

Case, Susan; Hoggard, Gary

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedded Non-destructive Evaluation for Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection, and Failure  

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in an emerging new technology: embedded ultrasonic non-destruc- tive evaluation (NDE). Embedded ultrasonic NDE to determine its current state of structural health. The enabling element of embedded ultra- sonic NDE NDE results are contrasted with embedded NDE results. Detection of cracks, disbonds, delaminations

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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USAMP/NonDestructive Evaluation Steering Committee (Task Team...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08dasch1.pdf More Documents & Publications NonDestructive...

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PREDICTION OF DISSOLVER LIFETIMES THROUGH NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION AND LABORATORY TESTING  

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Non-destructive evaluation was used as the primary method of monitoring the corrosion degradation of nuclear material dissolvers and assessing the remaining lifetimes. Materials were typically processed in nitric acid based (4-14M) solutions containing fluoride concentrations less than 0.2 M. The primary corrosion issue for the stainless steel dissolvers is the occurrence of localized corrosion near the tank bottom and the heat affected zones of the welds. Laboratory data for a range of operational conditions, including solution chemistry and temperature, was used to assess the impact of processing changes on the dissolver corrosion rate. Experimental and NDE-based general corrosion rates were found to be in reasonable agreement for standard dissolution chemistries consisting of nitric acid with fluorides and at temperatures less than 95 C. Greater differences were observed when chloride was present as an impurity and temperatures exceeded 100 C.

Mickalonis, J.; Woodsmall, T.; Hinz, W.; Edwards, T.

2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

online non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology for RSW quality monitoring based on infrared (IR) thermography that can be adopted reliably and cost-effectively in...

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Infrared non-destructive evaluation method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of nondestructive evaluation and related system. The method includes arranging a test piece (14) having an internal passage (18) and an external surface (15) and a thermal calibrator (12) within a field of view (42) of an infrared sensor (44); generating a flow (16) of fluid characterized by a fluid temperature; exposing the test piece internal passage (18) and the thermal calibrator (12) to fluid from the flow (16); capturing infrared emission information of the test piece external surface (15) and of the thermal calibrator (12) simultaneously using the infrared sensor (44), wherein the test piece infrared emission information includes emission intensity information, and wherein the thermal calibrator infrared emission information includes a reference emission intensity associated with the fluid temperature; and normalizing the test piece emission intensity information against the reference emission intensity.

Baleine, Erwan; Erwan, James F; Lee, Ching-Pang; Stinelli, Stephanie

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive evaluation of degradation in EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings by infrared reflectance spectroscopy  

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At room temperature and atmospheric conditions infrared reflectance spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were employed for the detection of the phase transformation and residual stress within thermal barrier coatings (TBC). The TBC's samples initially consisted of the porous ceramic topcoat deposited by electron beam plasma vapor deposition, a bond coat and a superalloy substrate. Reflectance spectroscopy scans were performed from 7497 cm{sup -1} to 68 cm{sup -1} to analysis the fingerprint region as well as the chemical bonding region. These regions should indicate if a detectable change within the TBC response is a result of thermal degradation of the microstructure and the changes in yttrium dispersion throughout the yttrium stabilized zirconium. The thermal degradation was induced by thermal cycling the samples to 1100 Degree-Sign C and then cooling them in an atmospheric environment. X-ray diffraction was also used to detect the phase composition within the TBC samples and see if either would clearly identify failure prior to actual spallation. The eventual measurability and quantify-ability of the phase changes within the TBC's may be used as an effective non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique that would allow personnel in the field to know when servicing of the turbine blade was necessary.

Flattum, Richard Y.; Cooney, Adam T. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, NonDestructive Evaluation Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States)

2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MICROWAVE-BASED NDE OF FRP-JACKETED CONCRETE STRUCTURES Yoo Jin Kim, Franco De Flaviis University are presented in this paper. KEY WORDS: Microwave, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), FRP Jacket, Imaging Technol not be visually observed. Various nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques have been studied to detect cracks

De Flaviis, Franco

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QUANTITATIVE NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (QNDE) OF THE ELASTIC MODULI OF POROUS TIAL ALLOYS  

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The elastic moduli of {gamma}-TiA1 were studied in porous samples consolidated by various techniques e.g. cold isostatic pressing (CIP), pressure-less sintering, or hot isostatic pressing (HIP). Porosity linearly affects the dynamic elastic moduli of samples. The results indicate that the sound wave velocities and the elastic moduli affected by the processing route and depend not only on the attained density but also on the consolidation temperature. In this paper we show that there is linear correlation between the shear and the longitudinal sound velocities in porous TiA1. This opens the way to use a single sound velocity as a tool for quantitative non-destructive evaluation (QNDE) of porous TiA1 alloys. Here we demonstrate the applicability of an equation derived from the elastic theory and used previously for porous cubic metals.

Yeheskel, O. [NRCN, PO Box 9001, Beer Sheva, 84190 (Israel)

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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EROBOT : a second-generation NDE inspection robot.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Since the early 1950's, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) has been revolutionizing all fields of industry but particularly production and maintenance. For the manufacturing sector, the widespread… (more)

Baldwin, Ian Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHOTOACOUSTIC NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION AND IMAGING OF CARIES IN DENTAL SAMPLES  

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Dental caries is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure. Traditional dental radiography has its limitations for detecting early stage caries. In this study, a photoacoustic (PA) imaging system with the near-infrared light source has been applied to postmortem dental samples to obtain 2-D and 3-D images. Imaging results showed that the PA technique can be used to image human teeth caries. For non-destructive photoacoustic evaluation and imaging, the induced temperature and pressure rises within biotissues should not cause physical damage to the tissue. For example, temperature rises above 5 deg. C within live human teeth will cause pulpal necrosis. Therefore, several simulations based on the thermoelastic effect have been applied to predict temperature and pressure fields within samples. Predicted temperature levels are below corresponding safety limits, but care is required to avoid nonlinear absorption phenomena. Furthermore, PA imaging results from the phantom provide evidence for high sensitivity, which shows the imaging potential of the PA technique for detecting early stage disease.

Li, T.; Dewhurst, R. J. [Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester, Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of progress in quantitative NDE. [Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)  

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This booklet is composed of abstracts from papers submitted at a meeting on quantitative NDE. A multitude of topics are discussed including analysis of composite materials, NMR uses, x-ray instruments and techniques, manufacturing uses, neural networks, eddy currents, stress measurements, magnetic materials, adhesive bonds, signal processing, NDE of mechanical structures, tomography,defect sizing, NDE of plastics and ceramics, new techniques, optical and electromagnetic techniques, and nonlinear techniques. (GHH)

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods for Certification and Production/Performance Monitoring of Composite Tanks  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These slides were presented at the International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on September 27 – 29, 2010, in Beijing, China.

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Rapid, non-destructive evaluation of ultrathin WSe{sub 2} using spectroscopic ellipsometry  

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The utilization of tungsten diselenide (WSe{sub 2}) in electronic and optoelectronic devices depends on the ability to understand and control the process-property relationship during synthesis. We demonstrate that spectroscopic ellipsometry is an excellent technique for accurate, non-destructive determination of ultra-thin (<30 nm) WSe{sub 2} properties. The refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) were found to be independent of thickness down to 1.3 nm, and were used to determine film thickness, which was confirmed to be within 9% of values found via atomic force microscopy. Finally, the optical bandgap was found to closely correlate with thickness, ranging from 1.2 to 1.55 eV as the WSe{sub 2} is thinned to the equivalent of 2 atomic layers.

Eichfeld, Sarah M.; Lin, Yu-Chuan; Hossain, Lorraine [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Eichfeld, Chad M. [Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Robinson, Joshua A., E-mail: jrobinson@psu.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Load-based Micro-indentation Technique for Mechanical Property and NDE Evaluation  

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A load-based micro-indentation technique has been developed for evaluating mechanical properties of materials. Instead of using measured indentation depth or contact area as a necessary parameter, the new technique is based on the indentation load, coupled with a multiple-partial unloading procedure for mechanical property evaluation. The proposed load-based micro-indentation method is capable of determining Young’s modulus of metals, superalloys, and single crystal matrices, and stiffness of coated material systems with flat, tubular, or curved architectures. This micro-indentation technique can be viewed as a viable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for determining as-manufactured and process-exposed metal, superalloy, single crystal, and TBC-coated material properties. Based on this technique, several bond coated substrates were tested at various stages of thermal cycles. The time-series evaluation of test material surface stiffness reveals the status of coating strength without any alternation of the coating surface, making it a true time-series NDE investigation. The microindentation test results show good correlation with post mortem microstructural analyses. This technique also shows promise for the development of a portable instrument for on-line, in-situ NDE and mechanical properties measurement of structural components.

Bruce S. Kang; Chuanyu Feng; Jared M. Tannenbaum; M.A. Alvin

2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Need for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in the Detection of Decay in Structures1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Need for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in the Detection of Decay in Structures1 W. Wayne Wilcox existing technologies. Sometimes, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is not needed to determine

Standiford, Richard B.

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High temperature ultrasonic transducers for the generation of guided waves for non-destructive evaluation of pipes  

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Applications for non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring of steam generators require ultrasonic transducers capable of withstanding the high temperatures of the pipes and heat exchangers. These applications require a strong coupling of the transducer to the heat exchanger’s complex geometry at the elevated temperatures. Our objective is to use spray-on piezo-electrics for depositing comb transducers onto the curved surfaces. This paper shows results for composite transducers such as lead zirconate titanate/ bismuth titanate and bismuth titanate/ lithium niobate. The comb transducers were prepared by precision laser ablation. The feasibility of producing second harmonic waves in rods with these spay-on comb transducers was demonstrated and paves the way toward measuring material degradation early-on before crack initiation occurs.

Sinding, K.; Searfass, C.; Malarich, N.; Reinhardt, B.; Tittmann, B. R. [Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Waterless Coupling of Ultrasound from Planar Contact Transducers to Curved and Irregular Surfaces during Non-destructive Ultrasonic Evaluations  

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The Applied Physics group at the Pacific The Applied Physics group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA has evaluated a method for waterless/liquidless coupling of ultrasonic energy from planar ultrasonic contact transducers to irregular test surfaces for ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation applications. Dry couplant material placed between a planar transducer face and a curved or uneven steel or plastic surface allows for effective sound energy coupling and preserves the integrity of the planar transducer sound field by serving as an acoustic impedance matching layer, providing good surface area contact between geometrically dissimilar surfaces and conforming to rough and unsmooth surfaces. Sound fields radiating from planar ultrasonic contact transducers coupled to curved and uneven surfaces using the dry coupling method were scanned and mapped using a Pinducer receiver connected to a raster scanner. Transducer sound field coverage at several ultrasonic frequencies and several distances from the transducer contact locations were found to be in good agreement with theoretical beam divergence and sound field coverage predictions for planar transducers coupled to simple, planar surfaces. This method is valuable for applications that do not allow for the use of traditional liquid-based ultrasonic couplants due to the sensitivity of the test materials to liquids and for applications that might otherwise require curved transducers or custom coupling wedges. The selection of dry coupling material is reported along with the results of theoretical sound field predictions, the laboratory testing apparatus and the empirical sound field data.

Denslow, Kayte M.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Jones, Anthony M.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Wells, Mondell D.

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable microwave instrument for non-destructive evaluation of structural characteristics  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable microwave instrument for evaluating characteristics of a structural member includes a source of microwave energy, a transmitter coupled to the source of microwave energy for transmitting a microwave signal at the structural member, and a receiver positioned on the same side of the structural member as the transmitter and being disposed to receive a microwave signal reflected by the structural member. A phase angle difference is determined between the transmitted microwave signal and the received microwave signal using a signal splitter and a balanced mixer. The difference in phase angle varies in accordance with differences in size, shape and locations of constituent materials within the structural member.

Bible, Don W. (Clinton, TN); Crutcher, Richard I. (Knoxville, TN); Sohns, Carl W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Maddox, Stephen R. (Loudon, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable microwave instrument for non-destructive evaluation of structural characteristics  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A portable microwave instrument for evaluating characteristics of a structural member includes a source of microwave energy, a transmitter coupled to the source of microwave energy for transmitting a microwave signal at the structural member, and a receiver positioned on the same side of the structural member as the transmitter and being disposed to receive a microwave signal reflected by the structural member. A phase angle difference is determined between the transmitted microwave signal and the received microwave signal using a signal splitter and a balanced mixer. The difference in phase angle varies in accordance with differences in size, shape and locations of constituent materials within the structural member. 6 figures.

Bible, D.W.; Crutcher, R.I.; Sohns, C.W.; Maddox, S.R.

1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment of turbine rotor failure using probabilistic ultrasonic non-destructive evaluations  

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The study presents a method and application of risk assessment methodology for turbine rotor fatigue failure using probabilistic ultrasonic nondestructive evaluations. A rigorous probabilistic modeling for ultrasonic flaw sizing is developed by incorporating the model-assisted probability of detection, and the probability density function (PDF) of the actual flaw size is derived. Two general scenarios, namely the ultrasonic inspection with an identified flaw indication and the ultrasonic inspection without flaw indication, are considered in the derivation. To perform estimations for fatigue reliability and remaining useful life, uncertainties from ultrasonic flaw sizing and fatigue model parameters are systematically included and quantified. The model parameter PDF is estimated using Bayesian parameter estimation and actual fatigue testing data. The overall method is demonstrated using a realistic application of steam turbine rotor, and the risk analysis under given safety criteria is provided to support maintenance planning.

Guan, Xuefei; Zhang, Jingdan; Zhou, S. Kevin [Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, 755 College Rd. E., Princeton NJ 08540 (United States); Rasselkorde, El Mahjoub; Abbasi, Waheed A. [Siemens Energy Inc., 841 Old Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh PA 15239 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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NON-DESTRUCTIVE QUALITY EVALUATION OF THE DIE- CASTING BY LASER CONTROL SYSTEM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Automotive quality demands are getting higher every year. Aluminium die-castings are especially important components in the automotive industry because of their light weight, rigidity, good corrosion resistance and heat dissipation. Since the pressure die-casting process is a very complex procedure, there must also be a number of quality controls to avoid dimensional, internal and surface defects. The dimensional and internal objective quality controls are already implemented on in-line real time production. As for the surface quality control of die-castings only subjective visual control of the worker is used. This subjective visual control of surface is substituted with objective surface quality control by the laser control system. The laser control system acquires the three-dimensional (3D) data by the principle of laser triangulation and analyses the surface defects by LACO (Laser Casting Control) analysis. 3D data representing the measured surface of the die-casting is statistically analyzed and evaluated. It is capable of detecting the most common die-casting surface defects, such as laminations, cold shuts, non-fills, stains and imprints. We found that the LACO system satisfies the requirements for detecting surface defects on diecastings. Combined with the dimensional and internal quality controls, it is a good way of obtaining a total automatic quality inspection with records of die-castings in real time production. Key words: Surface defect, Laser triangulation, Detection method, Aluminium, Die-casting. 1.

Valter Gruden; Janez Možina

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QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR NDE APPLICATIONS USING THE ROC CURVE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR NDE APPLICATIONS USING THE ROC CURVE Mackay A. E waveform identification in NDE equipment, and to compare neural network performance with other methods. NDE-based scheme in classifying real-world eddy current data collected from an aircraft wheel NDE system. KEY WORDS

MacIver, Malcolm A.

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MULTIPLE SENSOR PERIODIC NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF A CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

decades, various non- destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques and methods emerged; some of them have been of the art and advanced methods at the US FHWA NDE Center. 2. BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF INVOLVED NONDESTRUCTIVE, GPR, anode ladder sensor and ultrasonic methods are primary NDE and monitoring methods that were

Huston, Dryver R.

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DIVISION & TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: -Division Chair of the ASME NDE (Nondestructive Evaluation) Division, 2003-2005  

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DIVISION & TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: - Division Chair of the ASME NDE (Nondestructive Evaluation) Division, 2003-2005 - Member of the Executive Committee of the ASME NDE Engineering Division, 1997-present - Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the ASME NDE Division from 2001 to 2003 - Program

Wong, Pak Kin

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Non-Destructive...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation R&D Roadmap for...

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Assessment of FRP-confined concrete : understanding behavior and issues in nondestructive evaluation using radar  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Increase in the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials for strengthening and retrofitting of concrete columns and bridge piers has urged the development of' an effective non-destructive evaluation (NDE) ...

Ortega, Jose Alberto, 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 7, ?Cos.3/4, 1988 Ultrasonic NDE of Solid-State Bonds  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 7, ?Cos.3/4, 1988 Ultrasonic NDE of Solid-State Bonds, 1988 This paper discusses a number of special ultrasonic NDE problems of particular interest to inertia

Nagy, Peter B.

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Non-Destructive Neutron Imaging to Analyze Particulate Filters...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Non-Destructive Neutron Imaging to Analyze Particulate Filters Non-Destructive Neutron Imaging to Analyze Particulate Filters Non-destructive, non-invasive imaging is being...

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Results of NDE Technique Evaluation of Clad Hydrides  

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This report fulfills the M4 milestone, M4FT-14IN0805023, Results of NDE Technique Evaluation of Clad Hydrides, under Work Package Number FT-14IN080502. During service, zirconium alloy fuel cladding will degrade via corrosion/oxidation. Hydrogen, a byproduct of the oxidation process, will be absorbed into the cladding and eventually form hydrides due to low hydrogen solubility limits. The hydride phase is detrimental to the mechanical properties of the cladding and therefore it is important to be able to detect and characterize the presence of this constituent within the cladding. Presently, hydrides are evaluated using destructive examination. If nondestructive evaluation techniques can be used to detect and characterize the hydrides, the potential exists to significantly increase test sample coverage while reducing evaluation time and cost. To demonstrate the viability this approach, an initial evaluation of eddy current and ultrasonic techniques were performed to demonstrate the basic ability to these techniques to detect hydrides or their effects on the microstructure. Conventional continuous wave eddy current techniques were applied to zirconium based cladding test samples thermally processed with hydrogen gas to promote the absorption of hydrogen and subsequent formation of hydrides. The results of the evaluation demonstrate that eddy current inspection approaches have the potential to detect both the physical damage induced by hydrides, e.g. blisters and cracking, as well as the combined effects of absorbed hydrogen and hydride precipitates on the electrical properties of the zirconium alloy. Similarly, measurements of ultrasonic wave velocities indicate changes in the elastic properties resulting from the combined effects of absorbed hydrogen and hydride precipitates as well as changes in geometry in regions of severe degradation. However, for both approaches, the signal responses intended to make the desired measurement incorporate a number of contributing parameters. These contributing factors need to be recognized and a means to control them or separate their contributions will be required to obtain the desired information.

Dennis C. Kunerth

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive inspection protocol for reinforced concrete barriers and bridge railings  

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Reinforced concrete highway barriers and bridge railings serve to prevent errant vehicles from departing the travel way at grade separations. Despite the important role that they play in maintaining safety and their ubiquitous nature, barrier inspection rarely moves beyond visual inspection. In August 2008, a tractor-trailer fatally departed William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after it dislodged a section of the bridge barrier. Investigations following the accident identified significant corrosion of the anchor bolts attaching the bridge railing to the bridge deck. As a result of the information gathered during its investigation of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration concerning Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of concrete bridge railings. The Center for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA is currently evaluating feasibility of using four technologies - ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultrasonic pulse-echo, digital radiography and infrared thermal imaging methods to develop bridge inspection methods that augment visual inspections, offer reliable measurement techniques, and are practical, both in terms of time and cost, for field inspection work. Controlled samples containing predefined corrosion levels in reinforcing steel were embedded at barrier connection points for laboratory testing. All four NDE techniques were used in the initial phase I testing. An inspection protocol for detecting and measuring the corrosion of reinforced steel embedded in the anchorage system will be developed as part of phase II research. The identified technologies shall be further developed for field testing utilizing a structure with a barrier in good condition and a structure with a barrier in poor condition.

Chintakunta, Satish R. [Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc., 14123 Robert Paris Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151 (United States); Boone, Shane D. [Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of FRP composite strengthened reinforced concrete bridge structures at the component and systems level through progressive damage and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction - State-of-Review,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, V. 6,Slabs,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, V. 5,

Ghosh, Kumar Kanti

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of FRP composite strengthened reinforced concrete bridge structures at the component and systems level through progressive damage and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as obtained from testing of the concrete used in the testTesting Techniques for FRP Rehabilitated Concrete: I – ATesting Techniques for FRP Rehabilitated Concrete: II –

Ghosh, Kumar Kanti

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Testing A Developing Tool in Science and Engineering  

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Non-destructive testing (NDT), sometimes also known as non-destructive inspection (NDI) or non-destructive examination (NDE), has been applied to solve a wide range of science and industry problems including construction, aerospace, nuclear engineering, manufacturing, space exploration, art objects, forensic studies, biological and medical fields, etc. Without any permanent changing or alteration of testing objects, NDT methods provide great advantages such as increased testing reliability, efficiency, and safety, as well as reduced time and cost. Since the second half of the 20th century, NDT technology has seen significant growth. Depending on the physical properties being measured, NDT techniques can be classified into several branches. This article will provide a brief overview of commonly used NDT methods and their up-to-date progresses including optical examination, radiography, acoustic emission, ultrasonic testing and eddy current testing. For extended reviews on many presently used NDT methods, please refer to articles by Mullins [1, 2].

Lin, Lianshan [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A non-destructive transformer oil tester  

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A new non-destructive test of transformer oil dielectric strength is a promising technique to automate and make more reliable a diagnostic that presently involves intensive manual efforts. This thesis focuses some of the ...

Cargol, Timothy L. (Timothy Lawrence), 1976-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NON-DESTRUCTIVE TBC SPALLATION DETECTION BY A MICRO-INDENTATION METHOD  

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In this research, a load-based depth-sensing micro-indentation method for spallation detection and damage assessment of thermal barrier coating (TBC) materials is presented. A non-destructive multiple loading/partial unloading testing methodology was developed where in stiffness responses of TBC coupons subjected to various thermal cyclic loading conditions were analyzed to predict the spallation site and assess TBC degradation state. The measured stiffness responses at various thermal loading cycles were used to generate time-series color maps for correlation with accumulation of TBC residual stress states. The regions with higher stiffness responses can be linked to a rise in out-of-plane residual stress located near or at the yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ)/thermally grown oxide (TGO) interface, which is ultimately responsible for initiating TBC spallation failure. A TBC thermal exposure testing plan was carried out where time-series cross-sectional microstructural analyses of damage accumulation and spallation failure associated with the evolution of bond coat/TGO/top coat composite (e.g. thickness, ratcheting, localized oxidations, etc.) of air plasma sprayed (APS) TBCs were evaluated and correlated to the measured stiffness responses at various thermal cycles. The results show that the load-based micro-indentation test methodology is capable of identifying the spallation site(s) before actual occurrence. This micro-indentation technique can be viewed as a viable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for determining as-manufactured and process-exposed TBCs. This technique also shows promise for the development of a portable instrument for on-line, in-situ spallation detection/prediction of industrial-size TBC turbine components.

J. M. Tannenbaum; B.S.-J. Kang; M.A. Alvin

2010-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF EMERGING NDE TECHNIQUES: METHODS FOR EVALUATING AND IMPLEMENTING CONTINUOUS ONLINE MONITORING  

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One of the goals of the program for the proactive management of materials degradation (PMMD) is to manage proactively the in-service degradation of metallic components in aging NPPs. As some forms of degradation, such as stress corrosion cracking, are characterized by a long initiation time followed by a rapid growth phase, new inspection or monitoring technologies may be required. New nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that may be needed include techniques to find stress corrosion cracking (SCC) precursors, on-line monitoring techniques to detect cracks as they initiate and grow, as well as advances in NDE technologies. This paper reports on the first part of the development of a methodology to determine the effectiveness of these emerging NDE techniques for managing metallic degradation. This methodology will draw from experience derived from evaluating techniques that have "emerged" in the past. The methodology will follow five stages: a definition of inspection parameters, a technical evaluation, laboratory testing, round robin testing, and the design of a performance demonstration program. This methodology will formalize the path taken for previous techniques and set a predictable course for future NDE techniques. This paper then applies the expert review section of the methodology to the acoustic emission technique to evaluate the use of acoustic emission in performing continuous online monitoring of reactor components.

Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Bond, Leonard J.; Taylor, Theodore T.; Lupold, Timothy R.; Hull, Amy; Malik, Shah

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Analysis Calibration Standards for Gaseous Diffusion...  

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Non-Destructive Analysis Calibration Standards for Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decommissioning Non-Destructive Analysis Calibration Standards for Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP)...

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Non Destructive Testing of Concrete: Transfer from Laboratory to On-site Measurement  

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Non Destructive Testing of Concrete: Transfer from Laboratory to On-site Measurement Vincent Vincent.garnier@univ-amu.fr ABSTRACT The evaluation of mechanical and chemical properties of concrete laws from the laboratory between non-destructive measurements and characteristics of the concrete

Boyer, Edmond

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Microsoft Word - Cable NDE L3 milestone  

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that can serve as key indicators of cable aging. In parallel, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) measurement methods sensitive to these conditions as well as NDE methods currently...

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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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Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Minor The NDE Minor at Iowa State University is a unique opportunity to get a multi-disciplinary engineering qualification in the  

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an approved NDE Topic (e.g., AerE/EE/EM/MatE/ME) MSE/EM 550 Fundamentals of Nondestructive Evaluation (4Cr.-Spring) Supporting Courses (2 needed for 6 credits) AerE 321 Flight Structures Analysis and Laboratory (3Cr.-Fall) AerE 421 Advanced Flight Structures (3Cr.-Spring) AerE 422 Aeroelasticity (3Cr.-Alt. Fall) AerE 423

Lin, Zhiqun

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Non-Destructive Inspection of Adhesive Bonds in Metal-Metal Joints...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. lm15moore.pdf More Documents & Publications NonDestructive Inspection of Adhesive Bonds...

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NON-DESTRUCTIVE SOIL CARBON ANALYZER.  

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This report describes the feasibility, calibration, and safety considerations of a non-destructive, in situ, quantitative, volumetric soil carbon analytical method based on inelastic neutron scattering (INS). The method can quantify values as low as 0.018 gC/cc, or about 1.2% carbon by weight with high precision under the instrument's configuration and operating conditions reported here. INS is safe and easy to use, residual soil activation declines to background values in under an hour, and no radiological requirements are needed for transporting the instrument. The labor required to obtain soil-carbon data is about 10-fold less than with other methods, and the instrument offers a nearly instantaneous rate of output of carbon-content values. Furthermore, it has the potential to quantify other elements, particularly nitrogen. New instrumentation was developed in response to a research solicitation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE LAB 00-09 Carbon Sequestration Research Program) supporting the Terrestrial Carbon Processes (TCP) program of the Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The solicitation called for developing and demonstrating novel techniques for quantitatively measuring changes in soil carbon. The report includes raw data and analyses of a set of proof-of-concept, double-blind studies to evaluate the INS approach in the first phase of developing the instrument. Managing soils so that they sequester massive amounts of carbon was suggested as a means to mitigate the atmospheric buildup of anthropogenic CO{sub 2}. Quantifying changes in the soils' carbon stocks will be essential to evaluating such schemes and documenting their performance. Current methods for quantifying carbon in soil by excavation and core sampling are invasive, slow, labor-intensive and locally destroy the system being observed. Newly emerging technologies, such as Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, offer soil-carbon analysis; however, these also are invasive and destructive techniques. The INS approach permits quantification in a relatively large volume of soil without disrupting the measurement site. The technique is very fast and provides nearly instantaneous results thereby reducing the cost, and speeding up the rate of analysis. It also has the potential to cover large areas in a mobile scanning mode. These capabilities will significantly advance the tracking carbon sequestration and offer a tool for research in agronomy, forestry, soil ecology and biogeochemistry.

WIELOPOLSKI,L.MITRA,S.HENDREY,G.ORION,I.ROGERS,H.TORBERT,A.PRIOR,S.RUNION,B.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INCREMENTAL LEARNING OF NDE SIGNALS WITH CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION  

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INCREMENTAL LEARNING OF NDE SIGNALS WITH CONFIDENCE ESTIMATION Robi Polikar Department evaluation (NDE) applications resort to pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms for automated classification and characterization of NDE signals. Applications of such systems include defect identification

Polikar, Robi

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NDE of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Using Infrared Thermography  

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NDE of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Using Infrared Thermography Monica A. STARNES that infrared thermography is a promising nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method considering testing speed

Entekhabi, Dara

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Non-destructive testing method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Non-destructive testing apparatus may comprise a photon source and a source material that emits positrons in response to bombardment of the source material with photons. The source material is positionable adjacent the photon source and a specimen so that when the source material is positioned adjacent the photon source it is exposed to photons produced thereby. When the source material is positioned adjacent the specimen, the specimen is exposed to at least some of the positrons emitted by the source material. A detector system positioned adjacent the specimen detects annihilation gamma rays emitted by the specimen. Another embodiment comprises a neutron source and a source material that emits positrons in response to neutron bombardment.

Akers, Douglas W. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Assessment of non-destructive...  

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Assessment of non-destructive testing of well casing,, cement and cement bond in high temperature wells Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us...

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WRAP operational test report drum non destructive examination system  

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This operational test report was performed to verify the WRAP Facility Drum Non-Destructive Examination systems operate in accordance with the system designs and specifications.

HUMPHRYS, K.L.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LAMB-WAVE EMBEDDED NDE WITH PIEZOELECTRIC WAFER ACTIVE SENSORS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF  

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LAMB-WAVE EMBEDDED NDE WITH PIEZOELECTRIC WAFER ACTIVE SENSORS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING waves and enable the development of embedded NDE concepts. This paper will present two embedded NDE Embedded nondestructive evaluation (E-NDE) is an emerging technology that aims at performing NDE testing

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Three Nonlinear NDE Techniques On Three Diverse Objects.  

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??Non-Destructive Evaluation has been carried out on three different test objects, with three different methods based on exhibits of slow dynamics and nonlinear effects. The… (more)

Haller, Kristian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A REVIEW OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE DETECTION FOR FRUIT QUALITY  

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A REVIEW OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE DETECTION FOR FRUIT QUALITY Haisheng Gao, Fengmei Zhu, Jinxing Cai-harvest fruit was presented in this paper, and the research and application were discussed. This paper elaborated the fruit quality detection methods which were based on one of the following properties: optical

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Advanced statistical methods for analysis of NDE data.  

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??Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) is a quality-ensuring technique widely used in modern industry. For example, ultrasonic inspection is a routine NDE method to detect flaws/defects in… (more)

Wang, Yurong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental implementation of reverse time migration for nondestructive evaluation  

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evaluation (NDE). This paper applies RTM imaging to NDE applications in bounded samples, where reverberation

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Hybrid NDE Method for Spot Weld Quality Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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Embedded NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors in Aerospace Applications  

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1 Embedded NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors in Aerospace Applications Victor Giurgiutiu (NDE) is explored. Laboratory tests are used to prove that PWAS can satisfactorily perform Lamb wave method. INTRODUCTION Embedded nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is an emerging technology that will allow

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Non-destructive method for determining neutron exposure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-destructive method for determination of neutron exposure in an object, such as a reactor pressure vessel, is based on the observation of characteristic gamma-rays emitted by activation products in the object by using a unique continuous gamma-ray spectrometer. The spectrometer views the object through appropriate collimators to determine the absolute emission rate of these characteristic gamma-rays, thereby ascertaining the absolute activity of given activation products in the object. These data can then be used to deduce the spatial and angular dependence of neutron exposure at regions of interest within the object.

Gold, R.; McElroy, W.N.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Non-Destructive Testing Array Evaluation System  

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Utilities perform eddy current tests on nuclear power plant steam generator (SG) tubes to detect degradation. This report summarizes the status of ongoing research to develop signal processing algorithms that automate analysis of eddy current test data. The research focuses on analyzing array probe data for detecting, classifying, and characterizing degradation in SG tubes.

T.Wei, N.Zavaljevski, S.Bakhtiari, A.Miron, D.Kupperman

2004-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Damage Evaluation Based on Element Strain Energies  

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should apply to 1-D as well as 2-D and 3-D structures with single or multiple damage locations. To achieve the objectives listed above, the following four tasks are addressed: (1) the development of the theoretical foundations of the nondestructive...

Li, Ran

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation  

Energy Savers [EERE]

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector General Office0-72.pdfGeorgeDoesn't Happen toLeveraging National LaboratoriesResearch andR&D

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USAMP/NonDestructive Evaluation Steering Committee (Task Team) | Department  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track| Department ofofUS-China cleanofof Energy

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A Load-based Depth-sensing Indentation Technique for NDE and Life Assessment of Thermal Barrier Coatings  

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In this paper, we present a load-based micro-indentation technique for evaluating material mechanical properties as well as degradation evaluation and debonding/spallation detection of thermal barrier coating (TBC) materials. Instead of using contact area as a necessary parameter, the new technique is based on the indentation load. Coupled with a multiple-partial unloading procedure during the indentation process, this technique results in a load-depth sensing indentation system capable of determining Young’s modulus of metals, superalloys, and single crystal matrices, and stiffness of coated material systems with flat, tubular, or curved architectures. This micro-indentation technique can be viewed as a viable non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for determining as-manufactured and process-exposed metal, superalloy, single crystal, and TBC-coated material properties. This technique also shows promise for the development of a portable instrument for on-line, in-situ NDE and mechanical properties measurement of structural components.

B. S.-J. Kang; C. Feng; J. M. Tannenbaum; M.A. Alvin

2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Analysis Calibration Standards for Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decommissioning  

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The decommissioning of Gaseous Diffusion Plant facilities requires accurate, non-destructive assay (NDA) of residual enriched uranium in facility components for safeguards and nuclear criticality...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - actinides non-destructive postirradiation...  

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Danish Atomic Energy Commission Summary: contribute to the application of non-destructive testing in nuclear components control and in post-irradiation... and Materials...

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NonDestructive Inspection of Adhesive Bonds in Metal-Metal Joints...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08dasch2.pdf More Documents & Publications Non-Destructive...

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WRAP 1, operational test report 80X non-destructive examination system  

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This Operational Test Report was performed to verify the WRAP 1 Facility 80X Non-Destructive Examination systems operate in accordance with the system designs and specifications.

Bottenus, R.J.

1997-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy and non-destructive testing  

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The use of mechanical resonances to test properties of materials is perhaps older than the industrial revolution. Early documented cases of British railroad engineers tapping the wheels of a train and using the sound to detect cracks perhaps mark the first real use of resonances to test the integrity of high-performance alloys. Attempts were made in the following years to understand the resonances of solids mathematically, based on the shape and composition. But Nobel Laureate Lord Rayleigh best summarized the state of affairs in 1894, stating {open_quotes}the problem has, for the most part, resisted attack{close_quotes}. More recently, modern computers and electronics have enabled Anderson and co-workers with their work on minerals, and our work at Los Alamos on new materials and manufactured components to advance the use of resonances to a precision non-destructive testing tool that makes anisotropic modulus measurements, defect detection and geometry error detection routine. The result is that resonances can achieve the highest absolute accuracy for any dynamic modulus measurement technique, can be used on the smallest samples, and can also enable detection of errors in certain classes of precision manufactured components faster and more accurately than any other technique.

Migliori, A.; Darling, T.W.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of non-destructively inspecting a curved wall portion of a large and thick walled vessel for a defect by computed tomography is provided. A collimated source of radiation is placed adjacent one side of the wall portion and an array of detectors for the radiation is placed on the other side adjacent the source. The radiation from the source passing through the wall portion is then detected with the detectors over a limited angle, dependent upon the curvature of the wall of the vessel, to obtain a dataset. The source and array are then coordinately moved relative to the wall portion in steps and a further dataset is obtained at each step. The plurality of datasets obtained over the limited angle is then processed to produce a tomogram of the wall portion to determine the presence of a defect therein. In a preferred embodiment, the curved wall portion has a center of curvature so that the source and the array are positioned at each step along a respective arc curved about the center. If desired, the detector array and source can be reoriented relative to a new wall portion and an inspection of the new wall portion can be easily obtained. Further, the source and detector array can be indexed in a direction perpendicular to a plane including the limited angle in a plurality of steps so that by repeating the detecting and moving steps at each index step, a three dimensional image can be created of the wall portion.

Fong, James T. (Bethel Park, PA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moving Beyond NDE to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation  

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There is growing interest in life extensions to enable longer term operation (LTO) for both existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) and proposed new NPPs. In order to justify an initial license extension for the 40-60 year period, new non-destructive examination (NDE) approaches have been developed and deployed by NPP operators in their Aging Management Programs (AMPs). However, to achieve the goals of even longer term operation, and specifically for the USA in looking at methodologies to support subsequent license renewal periods (i.e., 60-80 years, and beyond), it is necessary to understand the capabilities of current NDE methods to detect, monitor and trend degradation and hence enable timely implementation of appropriate corrective actions. This paper discusses insights from past experience, the state-of-the-art, and current activities in the move towards providing a capacity for proactive management of materials degradation (PMMD) to support NPP LTO.

Bond, Leonard J.

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the reliability of automated non-destructive inspection  

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In automated NDE a region of an inspected component is often interrogated several times, be it within a single data channel, across multiple channels or over the course of repeated inspections. The systematic combination of these diverse readings is recognized to provide a means to improve the reliability of the inspection, for example by enabling noise suppression. Specifically, such data fusion makes it possible to declare regions of the component defect-free to a very high probability whilst readily identifying indications. Registration, aligning input datasets to a common coordinate system, is a critical pre-computation before meaningful data fusion takes place. A novel scheme based on a multiobjective optimization is described. The developed data fusion framework, that is able to identify and rate possible indications in the dataset probabilistically, based on local data statistics, is outlined. The process is demonstrated on large data sets from the industrial ultrasonic testing of aerospace turbine disks, with major improvements in the probability of detection and probability of false call being obtained.

Brierley, N.; Tippetts, T.; Cawley, P. [Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE research focuses on questions such as: How do fabrication, growth, andlor processing  

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NDE research focuses on questions such as: How do fabrication, growth, andlor processing contribute-structural properties affect overall thermal, mechanical, electrical, and optical behavior? WILLIAM & MARY NDE Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) is an interdisciplinary field of study that is concerned with the development

Lewis, Robert Michael

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The History and Future of NDE in the Management of Nuclear Power Plant Materials Degradation  

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The author has spent more than 25 years conducting engineering and research studies to quantify the performance of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) in nuclear power plant (NPP) applications and identifying improvements to codes and standards for NDE to manage materials degradation. This paper will review this fundamental NDE engineering/research work and then look to the future on how NDE can be optimized for proactively managing materials degradation in NPP components.

Doctor, Steven R.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive radiocarbon and stable isotopic analyses of archaeological materials using plasma oxidation  

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Plasma oxidation, an alternative to combustion, is shown to be a non-destructive method for obtaining radiocarbon dates on perishable organic artifacts. Electrically excited oxygen gently converts organic carbon to carbon dioxide. Radiocarbon...

Steelman, Karen Lynn

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting current compressive strength of concrete based on non-destructive testing by way of sound  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

There are many ways to test the compressive strength of concrete to include both destructive and non-destructive methods. There are many pros and cons associated with the various methods of testing to include cost, size, and method associated...

Coots, Emmit Kevin

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting gamma-detectors for non-destructive analysis in nuclear safeguards  

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Ultra-high energy resolution superconducting gamma ray detectors operated at temperatures of 0. 1 K can improve the accuracy of non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials. These detectors offer an order of magnitude ...

Robles Olson, Andrea Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and...  

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Non-Destructive X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and Regeneration Damage for DPFs Charles E.A. Finney, Todd J. Toops, C. Stuart Daw Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jan...

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Non-Destructive X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and...  

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X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and Regeneration Damage for DPFs Non-Destructive X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and Regeneration Damage for DPFs New commercially...

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Passive Neutron Non-Destructive Assay for Remediation of Radiological Waste at Hanford Burial Grounds- 13189  

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The Hanford burial grounds contains a broad spectrum of low activity radioactive wastes, transuranic (TRU) wastes, and hazardous wastes including fission products, byproduct material (thorium and uranium), plutonium and laboratory chemicals. A passive neutron non-destructive assay technique has been developed for characterization of shielded concreted drums exhumed from the burial grounds. This method facilitates the separation of low activity radiological waste containers from TRU waste containers exhumed from the burial grounds. Two identical total neutron counting systems have been deployed, each consisting of He-3 detectors surrounded by a polyethylene moderator. The counts are processed through a statistical filter that removes outliers in order to suppress cosmic spallation events and electronic noise. Upon completion of processing, a 'GO / NO GO' signal is provided to the operator based on a threshold level equivalent to 0.5 grams of weapons grade plutonium in the container being evaluated. This approach allows instantaneous decisions to be made on how to proceed with the waste. The counting systems have been set up using initial on-site measurements (neutron emitting standards loaded into surrogate waste containers) combined with Monte Carlo modeling techniques. The benefit of this approach is to allow the systems to extend their measurement ranges, in terms of applicable matrix types and container sizes, with minimal interruption to the operations at the burial grounds. (authors)

Simpson, A.; Pitts, M. [Pajarito Scientific Corporation, 2976 Rodeo Park Drive East, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (United States)] [Pajarito Scientific Corporation, 2976 Rodeo Park Drive East, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (United States); Ludowise, J.D.; Valentinelli, P. [Washington Closure Hanford, 2620 Fermi Ave., Richland, WA 99354 (United States)] [Washington Closure Hanford, 2620 Fermi Ave., Richland, WA 99354 (United States); Grando, C.J. [ELR Consulting, Inc., 15247 Wilbur Rd., La Conner, WA 98257 (United States)] [ELR Consulting, Inc., 15247 Wilbur Rd., La Conner, WA 98257 (United States); Haggard, D.L. [WorleyParsons Polestar, 601 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354 (United States)] [WorleyParsons Polestar, 601 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium Ion Production NDE  

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Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations David Wood, Debasish Mohanty, Jianlin Li, and Claus Daniel 12/9/13 EERE Quality Control Workshop #12;2 Presentation name Lithium Ion Electrode to be meaningful and provide electrode and cell QC. #12;3 Presentation name New Directions in Lithium Ion Electrode

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Edward's sword? - A non-destructive study of a medieval king's sword  

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Non-destructive and instrumental methods including photon activation analysis were applied in an examination of an ancient sword. It was tried to find indication of forgery or, if authentic, any later processing and alteration. Metal components of the hilt and the blade were analysed by instrumental photon activation. Non-destructive metallurgical studies (hardness measurements, microscopic microstructure analysis) are briefly described, too. The results of these investigations did not yield indication of non-authenticity. This stood in agreement with the results of stylistic and scientific studies by weapon experts.

Segebade, Chr. [Idaho Accelerator Centre, Idaho State University, 1500 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 (United States)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Roadmap for Nondestructive Evaluation of Reactor Pressure Vessel Research and Development by the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program  

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The Department of Energy s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is a five year effort which works to develop the fundamental scientific basis to understand, predict, and measure changes in materials and systems, structure, and components as they age in environments associated with continued long-term operations of existing commercial nuclear power reactors. This year, the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) Pathway of this program has placed emphasis on emerging Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods which support these objectives. DOE funded Research and Development (R&D) on emerging NDE techniques to support commercial nuclear reactor sustainability is expected to begin next year. This summer, the MAaD Pathway invited subject matter experts to participate in a series of workshops which developed the basis for the research plan of these DOE R&D NDE activities. This document presents the results of one of these workshops which are the DOE LWRS NDE R&D Roadmap for Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV). These workshops made a substantial effort to coordinate the DOE NDE R&D with that already underway or planned by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) through their representation at these workshops.

Smith, Cyrus M [ORNL; Nanstad, Randy K [ORNL; Clayton, Dwight A [ORNL; Matlack, Katie [Georgia Institute of Technology; Ramuhalli, Pradeep [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Light, Glenn [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Details of the Electro-Mechanical (E/M) Impedance Health Monitoring of Spot-Welded Structural Joints  

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prevention; Electro-mechanical impedance; NDE; Non- destructive evaluation; Incipient damage; Piezo is clearly perceived. In a previous paper, Giurgiutiu et al. (1997) performed a review of current NDE methods evaluation (NDE) will

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Joint Estimation of NDE Inspection Capability and Flaw-size Distribution for in-service Aircraft Inspections  

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1 Joint Estimation of NDE Inspection Capability and Flaw- size Distribution for in-service Aircraft, Dayton, OH 45469 Abstract: Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is widely used in the aerospace industry of unknown existing cracks is more difficult. If NDE signal strength is recorded at all inspections

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Develop Sonic Infrared Imaging Nde For Local Damage Assessment In Civil Structures.  

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?? Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) is an interdisciplinary field of study, which is concerned with the development of analysis techniques and measurement technologies for the quantitative… (more)

He, Qi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced...  

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and Materials NDE for Advanced Lithium Secondary Batteries 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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ENG 4793: Composite Materials and Processes 1 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)  

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1 ENG 4793: Composite Materials and Processes 1 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) ver 1 ENG 4793: Composite Materials and Processes 2 Types of NDT · Visual · Ultrasonic · X-ray · Thermographic · Acoustic Emission · Eddy Current · Shearography ENG 4793: Composite Materials and Processes 3 Visual Inspection

Colton, Jonathan S.

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Begining of fish defrosting by using non-destructive ultrasonic technique  

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Begining of fish defrosting by using non-destructive ultrasonic technique M. Malaininea , B. Faiza on the monitoring and the study of fish defrosting by an ultrasonic technique, we have difficulties in detecting the begining of the thawing which is an important criterion of fish quality control. To address this problem

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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SCA2002-19 1/12 USE OF A NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO ESTIMATE  

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SCA2002-19 1/12 USE OF A NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO ESTIMATE DRILLING FLUID INVASION DEPTH IN CORES. This is particularly true when the drilling fluids used are not chosen meticulously. It has been proven that well impairment is due to drilling fluids invasion in the formation, which in turn induces a permeability

Al-Majed, Abdulaziz Abdullah

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Strongest non-destructive magnetic field: world record set at 100-tesla level  

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- 1 - Strongest non-destructive magnetic field: world record set at 100-tesla level March 22, 2012), the scientists achieved a whopping 100.75 tesla--a magnetic field nearly 100 times more powerful than a junkyard and insulators. The 100-tesla level is roughly equivalent to 2 million times Earth's magnetic field. #12;- 2

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NDE Assessment of PWSCC in Control Rod Drive Mechanism Housings  

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Studies being conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington are focused on assessing the effectiveness of Nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques for inspecting control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and J-groove weldments. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the effectiveness of NDE methods as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies. In describing two CRDM assemblies removed from service, decontaminated, and then used in a series of NDE measurements, this paper will address the following questions: 1) What did each technique detect?, 2) What did each technique miss?, 3) How accurately did each technique characterize the detected flaws? Two CRDM assemblies including the CRDM nozzle, the J-groove weld, buttering, and a portion of the ferritic head material were selected for this study. One contained suspected PWSCC, based on in-service inspection data and through-wall leakage; the other contained evidence suggesting through-wall leakage, but this was unconfirmed. The selected NDE measurements follow standard industry techniques for conducting in-service inspections of CRDM nozzles and the crown of the J-groove welds and buttering. In addition, laboratory based NDE methods were employed to conduct inspections of the CRDM assemblies, with particular emphasis on inspecting the J-groove weld and buttering. This paper will also describe the NDE methods used and discuss the NDE results. Future work will involve using the results from these NDE studies to guide the development of a destructive characterization plan to reveal the crack morphology and a comparison of the degradation found by the destructive evaluation with the recorded NDE responses.

Doctor, Steven R.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Schuster, George J.; Harris, Rob V.; Crawford, Susan L.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings: EPRI 11th Annual NDE Issues Meeting  

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For the past 10 years, EPRI has transferred research and applications solutions to its subscribing members during this annual event. At this meeting, members are invited to provide important feedback on emergent issues, solutions needed, and desired direction of the EPRI Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Center. The 11th Annual NDE Issues Meeting was held July 16-18, 2001, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was hosted by Ontario Power Generation.

None

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FROM NDE WITH A Q TO SHM AND BEYOND  

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In the nineteen-sixties, a significant limitation of NDI and NDE became apparent with the advent of fracture mechanics. Fracture mechanics requires quantitative information on defects, which has to be obtained from quantitative non-destructive testing. A DARPA Program directed by Don Thompson provided the point of departure for the journey to put the Q with NDE. The DARPA Program, and subsequent DOD, FAA and industrial programs produced seminal results for diagnostics and prognostics. In diagnostics, measurement models, probability of detection considerations and techniques of defect characterization were developed, which were complemented by damage evolution laws, probabilistic failure analysis and damage progression estimates, for methods of prognostication. The new results in QNDE naturally led to the concept of structural health monitoring (SHM), whereby sensors are permanently installed on structures. An SHM system can provide on-demand (or continuous) information on the state of a structure, so that an assessment of the structural integrity can be made at any time, and timely remedial actions can be taken. In this paper, we review the development of QNDE towards SHM. Sensor development, data processing, materials engineering and solid mechanics play dominant roles in both the diagnostic and the prognostic components of SHM. A probabilistic approach is essential, as will be shown by examples of pre-crack fatigue damage, crack growth and optimization of an inspection schedule.

Achenbach, J. D. [Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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MIRRORCLE-CV The Portable Synchrotron For Precise Non-Destructive Testing And Medical Diagnosis  

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We are developing the portable synchrotron MIRRORCLE-CV series, which provides a high quality x-ray beam for high precision non-destructive testing (NDT). Computer simulations for the magnetic field design and electron dynamics reveal that the outer diameter of the synchrotron magnet can be as small as 30 cm. This synchrotron size approaches that of a conventional x-ray tube.

Hasegawa, Daisuke [Photon Production Laboratory Ltd., 4-2-1 (808) Takagai-cho Minami, Ohmihachiman-city 523-0898, Shiga (Japan); Yamada, Hironari [Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu-city 525-8577, Shiga (Japan)

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary non-destructive assessment of moisture content, hydration and dielectric properties of Portland cement concrete  

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PRELIMINARY NON-DESTRUCTIVE ASSESSMENT OF MOISTURE CONTENT, HYDRATION AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA 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...

Avelar Lezama, Ivan

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Evaluation of Advanced Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Methods for Addressing the Challenges of Inspecting Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel (CASS) Piping  

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This Conference paper is for submission to the 7th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, in Yokohama, Japan Specifically, this paper is being presented at this Conference on May 12-14, 2009.

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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Non-destructive method for determining neutron exposure and constituent concentrations of a body  

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A non-destructive method for determination of neutron exposure and constituent concentrations in an object, such as reactor pressure vessel, is based on the observation of characteristic gamma-rays emitted by activation products in the object by using a unique continuous gamma-ray spectrometer. The spectrometer views the object through appropriate collimators to determine the absolute emission rate of these characteristic gamma-rays, thereby ascertaining the absolute activity of given activation products in the object. These data can then be used to deduce the spatial and angular dependence of neutron exposure or the spatial constituent concentration at regions of interest within the object.

Gold, Raymond (Richland, WA); McElroy, William N. (Richland, WA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive method for determining neutron exposure and constituent concentrations of a body  

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A non-destructive method for determination of neutron exposure and constituent concentrations in an object, such as a reactor pressure vessel, is based on the observation of characteristic gamma-rays emitted by activation products in the object by using a unique continuous gamma-ray spectrometer. The spectrometer views the object through appropriate collimators to determine the absolute emission rate of these characteristic gamma-rays, thereby ascertaining the absolute activity of given activation products in the object. These data can then be used to deduce the spatial and angular dependence of neutron exposure or the spatial constituent concentrations at regions of interest within the object.

Gold, R.; McElroy, W.N.

1984-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive qualification tests for ITER cryogenic axial insulating breaks  

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In the ITER superconducting magnets the dielectric separation between the CICC (Cable-In-Conduit Conductors) and the helium supply pipes is made through the so-called insulating breaks (IB). These devices shall provide the required dielectric insulation at a 30 kV level under different types of stresses and constraints: thermal, mechanical, dielectric and ionizing radiations. As part of the R and D program, the ITER Organization launched contracts with industrial companies aimed at the qualification of the manufacturing techniques. After reviewing the main functional aspects, this paper describes and discusses the protocol established for non-destructive qualification tests of the prototypes.

Kosek, Jacek [Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland and CERN, Geneva 23,CH-1211 (Switzerland); Lopez, Roberto; Tommasini, Davide [CERN, Geneva 23,CH-1211 (Switzerland); Rodriguez-Mateos, Felix [CERN, Geneva 23,CH-1211, Switzerland and ITER Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon, 13115 Saint Paul lez Durance (France)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive Assay improves accountability and safety | Y-12 National  

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Soil stiffness beneath a rigid mass using non-destructive impact testing  

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University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud Research on the prediction of the soil stiffness beneath spread footings using non-destructive impact testing was conducted. Three sites having three different soils were investigated.... The soils tested were sand, clay and a landfill covered with a layer of gravel. Impact tests were performed on several footings resting on sand. These footings ranged in size from 0. 093 to 0. 836 m'. One small footing (0. 093 m') was used at several...

Maxwell, James Christopher

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials processing issues for non-destructive laser gas sampling (NDLGS)  

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The Non-Destructive Laser Gas Sampling (NDLGS) process essentially involves three steps: (1) laser drilling through the top of a crimped tube made of 304L stainles steel (Hammar and Svennson Cr{sub eq}/Ni{sub eq} = 1.55, produced in 1985); (2) gas sampling; and (3) laser re-welding of the crimp. All three steps are performed in a sealed chamber with a fused silica window under controlled vacuum conditions. Quality requirements for successful processing call for a hermetic re-weld with no cracks or other defects in the fusion zone or HAZ. It has been well established that austenitic stainless steels ({gamma}-SS), such as 304L, can suffer from solidification cracking if their Cr{sub eq}/Ni{sub eq} is below a critical value that causes solidification to occur as austenite (fcc structure) and their combined impurity level (%P+%S) is above {approx}0.02%. Conversely, for Cr{sub eq}/Ni{sub eq} values above the critical level, solidification occurs as ferrite (bcc structure), and cracking propensity is greatly reduced at all combined impurity levels. The consensus of results from studies of several researchers starting in the late 1970's indicates that the critical Cr{sub eq}/Ni{sub eq} value is {approx}1.5 for arc welds. However, more recent studies by the author and others show that the critical Cr{sub eq}/Ni{sub eq} value increases to {approx}1 .6 for weld processes with very rapid thermal cycles, such as the pulsed Nd:YAG laser beam welding (LBW) process used here. Initial attempts at NDLGS using pulsed LBW resulted in considerable solidification cracking, consistent with the results of work discussed above. After a brief introduction to the welding metallurgy of {gamma}-SS, this presentation will review the results of a study aimed at developing a production-ready process that eliminates cracking. The solution to the cracking issue, developed at LANL, involved locally augmenting the Cr content by applying either Cr or a Cr-rich stainless steel (ER 312) to the top of the crimp using the electro-spark deposition (ESD) process followed by laser mixing, drilling and rewelding. Results of a study of the ESD parameters on deposition rate and efficiency will be discussed along with mass balance calculations for determining the desired Cr content to eliminate cracking. The study also required purchase of new pulsed Nd:YAG laser welders. Evaluation of the performance of the new lasers, including beam profiling results, will also be presented. Development of a mixing, drilling and re-welding process at atmospheric pressure with inert gas shielding demonstrated the efficacy of the Cr-augmentation approach. However, extending the process to vacuum conditions proved more challenging owing to loss of laser transmission through the window from spatter and condensation of metal vapors. Solutions developed to circumvent hese issues will be reviewed. Weld microstructures found with various Cr levels will be presented and discussed.

Lienert, Thomas J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN AND SIMULATIONS OF INTERDIGITAL TRANSDUCERS FOR LAMB-WAVE BASED SHM SYSTEMS  

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- in to allow for continuous measurement in opposite to non destructive evaluation (NDE) methods where sensors measurement in opposite to non destructive evaluation (NDE) methods where sensors are temporarily mounted on a structure only during measurements. Nowadays there are many different types of the NDE techniques and some

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GUIDED WAVE PROPAGATION THROUGH COMPOSITE BONDED JOINTS Mohammad H. Sherafat1  

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-destructive evaluation (NDE) should be considered to inspect adhesive bonded joints. In comparision with traditional NDE of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques. Over the last 50 years, NDE techniques (radioscopy of the structures in a real-time manner and provide limited information about structural integrity. NDE techniques

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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1 Copyright #### by ASME Proceedings of IMECE2005  

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-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) OF SPACE APPLICATION PANELS USING PIEZOELECTRIC WAFER ACTIVE SENSORS Adrian Cuc University geometry structures typical of space applications. Keywords: NDE, ultrasonic, Lamb waves, crack, corrosion (NDE), non-destructive inspection (NDI), and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for identifying

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Characterization of residual stress relaxation in welded steel plate using TAP-NDE and wavelets.  

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??This thesis presents the characterization of residual stress relaxation in a welded ASTM 1018 steel plate by using the Thermo-Acousto-Photonic Nondestructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) technique and… (more)

Jhun, Choon-Sik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards structural health monitoring in carbon nanotube reinforced composites  

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An experimental investigation was conducted to understand the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of several network architectures towards structural health monitoring (SHM). As ...

Wang, Wennie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Characterization  

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This department develops capabilities and methods in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) for such applications. These methods include laser-methodologies that use acoustic,...

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Cold neutron prompt gamma activation analysis, a non-destructive technique for hydrogen level assessment in zirconium alloys  

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embrittlement by decreasing overall corrosion and/or by decreasing the amount of hydrogen ingress for a givenCold neutron prompt gamma activation analysis, a non-destructive technique for hydrogen level to quantitatively assess hydrogen concentration in zirconium alloys. The technique, called Cold Neutron Prompt Gamma

Motta, Arthur T.

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Non-destructive Failure Analysis and Modeling of Encapsulated Miniature SMD Ceramic Chip Capacitors under Thermal and  

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Non-destructive Failure Analysis and Modeling of Encapsulated Miniature SMD Ceramic Chip Capacitors under Thermal and Mechanical Loading B. Wunderle1 , T. Braun1 , D. May1 , A. Mazloum1 , M. Bouazza1 , H-layer ceramic chip ca- pacitors as integrated passive in e. g. system in package applications needs methods

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Near infrared spectroscopy for non-destructive evaluation of articular cartilage.  

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??There is a need for an accurate real-time quantitative system that would enhance decision-making in the treatment of osteoarthritis. To achieve this objective, significant research… (more)

Afara, Isaac Oluwaseun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal history sensors for non-destructive temperature measurements in harsh environments  

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The operating temperature is a critical physical parameter in many engineering applications, however, can be very challenging to measure in certain environments, particularly when access is limited or on rotating components. A new quantitative non-destructive temperature measurement technique has been proposed which relies on thermally induced permanent changes in ceramic phosphors. This technique has several distinct advantages over current methods for many different applications. The robust ceramic material stores the temperature information allowing long term thermal exposures in harsh environment to be measured at a convenient time. Additionally, rare earth dopants make the ceramic phosphorescent so that the temperature information can be interpreted by automated interrogation of the phosphorescent light. This technique has been demonstrated by application of YAG doped with dysprosium and europium as coatings through the air-plasma spray process. Either material can be used to measure temperature over a wide range, namely between 300°C and 900°C. Furthermore, results show that the material records the peak exposure temperature and prolonged exposure at lower temperatures would have no effect on the temperature measurement. This indicates that these materials could be used to measure peak operating temperatures in long-term testing.

Pilgrim, C. C. [Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK and Sensor Coating Systems, Imperial Incubator, Bessemer Building, Level 1 and 2, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Heyes, A. L. [Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Feist, J. P. [Sensor Coating Systems, Imperial Incubator, Bessemer Building, Level 1 and 2, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive in-situ method and apparatus for determining radionuclide depth in media  

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A non-destructive method and apparatus which is based on in-situ gamma spectroscopy is used to determine the depth of radiological contamination in media such as concrete. An algorithm, Gamma Penetration Depth Unfolding Algorithm (GPDUA), uses point kernel techniques to predict the depth of contamination based on the results of uncollided peak information from the in-situ gamma spectroscopy. The invention is better, faster, safer, and/cheaper than the current practice in decontamination and decommissioning of facilities that are slow, rough and unsafe. The invention uses a priori knowledge of the contaminant source distribution. The applicable radiological contaminants of interest are any isotopes that emit two or more gamma rays per disintegration or isotopes that emit a single gamma ray but have gamma-emitting progeny in secular equilibrium with its parent (e.g., .sup.60 Co, .sup.235 U, and .sup.137 Cs to name a few). The predicted depths from the GPDUA algorithm using Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP) simulations and laboratory experiments using .sup.60 Co have consistently produced predicted depths within 20% of the actual or known depth.

Xu, X. George (Clifton Park, NY); Naessens, Edward P. (West Point, NY)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of NDE methods for hot gas filters.  

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Ceramic hot gas candle filters are currently under development for hot gas particulate cleanup in advanced coal-based power systems. The ceramic materials for these filters include nonoxide monolithic, nonoxide-fiber-reinforced composites, and nonoxide reticulated foam. A concern is the lack of reliable data on which to base decisions for reusing or replacing hot gas filters during plant shutdowns. The work in this project is aimed at developing nondestructive evaluation (FIDE) technology to allow detection, and determination of extent, of life-limiting characteristics such as thermal fatigue, oxidation, damage from ash bridging such as localized cracking, damage from local burning, and elongation at elevated temperature. Although in-situ NDE methods are desirable in order to avoid disassembly of the candle filter vessels, the current vessel designs, the presence of filter cakes and possible ash bridging, and the state of NDE technology prevent this. Candle filter producers use a variety of NDE methods to ensure as-produced quality. While impact acoustic resonance offers initial promise for examining new as-produced filters and for detecting damage in some monolithic filters when removed from service, it presents difficulties in data interpretation, it lacks localization capability, and its applicability to composites has yet to be demonstrated. Additional NDE technologies being developed and evaluated in this program and whose applicability to both monolithics and composites has been demonstrated include (a) full-scale thermal imaging for analyzing thermal property variations; (b) fret, high-spatial-resolution X-ray imaging for detecting density variations and dimensional changes; (c) air-coupled ultrasonic methods for determining through-thickness compositional variations; and (d) acoustic emission technology with mechanical loading for detecting localized bulk damage. New and exposed clay-bonded SiC filters and CVI-SiC composite filters have been tested with these additional NDE methods.

Deemer, C.; Ellingson, W. A.; Koehl, E. R.; Lee, H.; Spohnholtz, T.; Sun, J. G.

1999-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization  

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Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization Adnan H. Nayfeh by the intrinsic thermoelectric anisotropy and inhomogeneity of the material to be inspected. This article presents for non- destructive evaluation NDE and materials characterization. Most existing thermoelectric NDE

Nagy, Peter B.

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The use of non-destructive passive neutron measurement methods in dismantling and radioactive waste characterization  

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The cleaning up and dismantling of nuclear facilities lead to a great volume of technological radioactive wastes which need to be characterized in order to be sent to the adequate final disposal or interim storage. The control and characterization can be performed with non-destructive nuclear measurements such as gamma-ray spectrometry. Passive neutron counting is an alternative when the alpha-gamma emitters cannot be detected due to the presence of a high gamma emission resulting from fission or activation products, or when the waste matrix is too absorbing for the gamma rays of interest (too dense and/or made of high atomic number elements). It can also be a complement to gamma-ray spectrometry when two measurement results must be confronted to improve the confidence in the activity assessment. Passive neutron assays involve the detection of spontaneous fission neutrons emitted by even nuclides ({sup 238}Pu, {sup 240}Pu, {sup 242}Pu, {sup 242}Cm, {sup 244}Cm...) and neutrons resulting from ({alpha}, n) reactions with light nuclides (O, F, Be...). The latter is conditioned by the presence of high {alpha}-activity radionuclides ({sup 234}U, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 240}Pu, {sup 241}Am...) and low-Z elements, which depends on the chemical form (metallic, oxide or fluorine) of the plutonium or uranium contaminant. This paper presents the recent application of passive neutron methods to the cleaning up of a nuclear facility located at CEA Cadarache (France), which concerns the Pu mass assessment of 2714 historic, 100 litre radioactive waste drums produced between 1980 and 1997. Another application is the dismantling and decommissioning of an uranium enrichment facility for military purposes, which involves the {sup 235}U and total uranium quantifications in about a thousand, large compressors employed in the gaseous diffusion enrichment process. (authors)

Jallu, F.; Allinei, P. G. [CEA, DEN, Cadarache, Nuclear Measurement Laboratory, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Bernard, P.; Loridon, J. [CEA, DEN, Cadarache, Nuclear Measurement Laboratory, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Soyer, P.; Pouyat, D. [CEA, DEN, Marcoule, DPAD, F-30207 Bagnols-sur-Ceze Cedex (France); Torreblanca, L. [CEA, DEN, Cadarache, LMDE, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Reneleau, A. [AREVA NC, Pierrelatte, DDAC/ESD, BP16, F-26701 Pierrelatte Cedex (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam turbine/generator NDE workshop  

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On September 12--15, 1989, EPRI sponsored a workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina on steam turbine/generator rotating components. The approximate 185 attendees represented a broad spectrum of utilities, equipment manufactures, forging suppliers, service organizations, universities, insurance carriers, and consultants from the United States and abroad. Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain, and Sweden were represented at the workshop, and 81 of the attendees represented 44 domestic utilities. Nondestructive examination equipment demonstrations by 16 vendors and 2 utilities at the EPRI NDE Center complemented the technical presentation. In addition to 23 formal, technical presentations of prepared papers of specific topics, 8 tutorial presentations, plus various opening and closing remarks and addresses, were given at the workshop. Presentations were organized under the following general topics: bucket blades and/or attachment regions; retaining rings; wheels/disks; steam turbine/generator testing and evaluation; and tutorials. Each individual paper has been cataloged separately.

Nottingham, L.D.; Sabourin, P.F. (Jones (J.A.) Applied Research Co., Charlotte, NC (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of damage mechanism-specific NDE methods in support of risk-informed inspections  

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Risk-informed inservice inspection (RISI) programs effectively concentrate limited and costly examination resources on systems and locations most relevant to plant safety. The thought process used in the selection of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and procedures in a RISI program is expected to change toward integrating NDE into integrity management, with a concentration on understanding failure mechanisms. Identifying which damage mechanisms may be operative in specific locations and applying appropriate NDE methods to detect the presence of these damage mechanisms is fundamental to effective RISI application. Considerable information is already available on inspection for damage mechanisms such as intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC), thermal fatigue, and erosion-corrosion. Similar procedures are under development for other damage mechanisms that may occur individually or in combination with other mechanisms. Guidance is provided on application of NDE procedures in an RISI framework to facilitate implementation by utility staff (Gosselin, 1996).

Walker, S.M.; Ammirato, F.V. [EPRI NDE Center, Charlotte, NC (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explorer-II: Wireless Self-Powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design, field-trial and Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) sensor evaluation program for the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The resulting robot-train system with CAD renderings of the individual modules. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. The prototype robot system was built and tested indoors and outdoors, outfitted with a Remote-Field Eddy Current (RFEC) sensor integrated as its main NDE sensor modality. An angled launcher, allowing for live launching and retrieval, was also built to suit custom angled launch-fittings from TDW. The prototype vehicle and launcher systems are shown. The complete system, including the in-pipe robot train, launcher, integrated NDE-sensor and real-time video and control console and NDE-data collection and -processing and real-time display, were demonstrated to all sponsors prior to proceeding into final field-trials--the individual components and setting for said acceptance demonstration are shown. The launcher-tube was also used to verify that the vehicle system is capable of operating in high-pressure environments, and is safely deployable using proper evacuating/purging techniques for operation in the po

Carnegie Mellon University

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On the interactions of an eddy current sensor and a multilayered structure  

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elements computations. Introduction: The non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of the integrity of conductive as multilayered structures such as aeronautical assemblies are concerned, the NDE is an "ill-posed" problem for the resolution of the NDE inverse problem for any type of EC sensor. Experimental setup: The NDE problem

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A non-destructive method for measuring the mechanical properties of ultrathin films prepared by atomic layer deposition  

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The mechanical properties of ultrathin films synthesized by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are critical for the liability of their coated devices. However, it has been a challenge to reliably measure critical properties of ALD films due to the influence from the substrate. In this work, we use the laser acoustic wave (LAW) technique, a non-destructive method, to measure the elastic properties of ultrathin Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} films by ALD. The measured properties are consistent with previous work using other approaches. The LAW method can be easily applied to measure the mechanical properties of various ALD thin films for multiple applications.

Zhang, Qinglin [General Motors Global Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090 (United States); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0046 (United States); Xiao, Xingcheng, E-mail: xingcheng.xiao@gm.com; Verbrugge, Mark W. [General Motors Global Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090 (United States); Cheng, Yang-Tse [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0046 (United States)

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability of detection models for eddy current NDE methods  

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The development of probability of detection (POD) models for a variety of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods is motivated by a desire to quantify the variability introduced during the process of testing. Sources of variability involved in eddy current methods of NDE include those caused by variations in liftoff, material properties, probe canting angle, scan format, surface roughness and measurement noise. This thesis presents a comprehensive POD model for eddy current NDE. Eddy current methods of nondestructive testing are used widely in industry to inspect a variety of nonferromagnetic and ferromagnetic materials. The development of a comprehensive POD model is therefore of significant importance. The model incorporates several sources of variability characterized by a multivariate Gaussian distribution and employs finite element analysis to predict the signal distribution. The method of mixtures is then used for estimating optimal threshold values. The research demonstrates the use of a finite element model within a probabilistic framework to the spread in the measured signal for eddy current nondestructive methods. Using the signal distributions for various flaw sizes the POD curves for varying defect parameters have been computed. In contrast to experimental POD models, the cost of generating such curves is very low and complex defect shapes can be handled very easily. The results are also operator independent.

Rajesh, S.N.

1993-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE Development for ACERT Engine Components  

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rotor Cracks X-ray CT and radiography systems at ANL pmp18 Friction welded TiAl turbo wheels 9 Thermal Imaging Methods for Coatings NDE detection principle: - An infrared...

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Image processing applications in NDE  

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Nondestructive examination (NDE) can be defined as a technique or collection of techniques that permits one to determine some property of a material or object without damaging the object. There are a large number of such techniques and most of them use visual imaging in one form or another. They vary from holographic interferometry where displacements under stress are measured to the visual inspection of an objects surface to detect cracks after penetrant has been applied. The use of image processing techniques on the images produced by NDE is relatively new and can be divided into three general categories: classical image enhancement; mensuration techniques; and quantitative sensitometry. An example is discussed of how image processing techniques are used to nondestructively and destructively test the product throughout its life cycle. The product that will be followed is the microballoon target used in the laser fusion program. The laser target is a small (50 to 100 ..mu..m - dia) glass sphere with typical wall thickness of 0.5 to 6 ..mu..m. The sphere may be used as is or may be given a number of coatings of any number of materials. The beads are mass produced by the millions and the first nondestructive test is to separate the obviously bad beads (broken or incomplete) from the good ones. After this has been done, the good beads must be inspected for spherocity and wall thickness uniformity. The microradiography of the glass, uncoated bead is performed on a specially designed low-energy x-ray machine. The beads are mounted in a special jig and placed on a Kodak high resolution plate in a vacuum chamber that contains the x-ray source. The x-ray image is made with an energy less that 2 keV and the resulting images are then inspected at a magnification of 500 to 1000X. Some typical results are presented.

Morris, R.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE Studies on CRDMs Removed From Service  

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Studies being conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington are focused on assessing the effectiveness of NDE inspections of control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and J-groove weldments. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the effectiveness of ultrasonic testing (UT) and eddy current testing (ET) as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies. In describing two CRDM assemblies removed from service, decontaminated, and then used in a series of NDE measurements, this paper will address the following questions: 1) What did each technique detect?, 2) What did each technique miss?, 3) How accurately did each technique characterize the detected flaws? Two CRDM assemblies including the CRDM nozzle, the J-groove weld, buttering, and a portion of the ferritic head material were selected for this study. One contained suspected PWSCC, based on in-service inspection data; the other contained evidence suggesting through-wall leakage, but this was unconfirmed. The selected NDE measurements follow standard industry techniques for conducting in-service inspections of CRDM nozzles and the crown of the J-groove welds and buttering. In addition, laboratory based NDE methods will be employed to conduct inspections of the CRDM assemblies, with particular emphasis on inspecting the J-groove weld and buttering. This paper will also describe the NDE methods used and discus the NDE results. Future work will involve using the results from these NDE studies to guide the development of a destructive characterization plan to reveal the crack morphology, to be compared with NDE responses.

Doctor, Steven R.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Schuster, George J.; Hockey, Ronald L.; Abrefah, John

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Training activities at the EPRI NDE Center  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), through its Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, has identified two specific categories of NDE training to best serve the industry's need for enhanced personnel qualification programs. These categories include in-service inspection (ISI) training and technical skills training. The ISI training provides operator training in new NDE technology areas that are ready for field application. The technical skills training is developed as part of a long-range plan to support all basic NDE methods typical to the electric power industry. The need for specific training and better documentation of NDE personnel qualifications is becoming more evident. ASME Section XI requirements for the qualification and certification of visual examiners and the recognition by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of the importance of the ultrasonic (UT) operator in finding intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) are two of the major issues being addressed by the training task of the EPRI NDE Center. The overall intent of the center's training is to meet the most critical utility needs with quality training that can be used by the trainee's employer as a part of their certification of that individual. To do this, the center has organized and activated a carefully maintained documentation and records systems built around the continuing education unit (CEU).

Pherigo, G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2758 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 37, NO. 4, JULY 2001 Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Magnetic  

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. Swartzendruber, G. E. Hicho, and Harsh Deep Chopra Abstract--A magnetic-based nondestructive evaluation (NDE to correlate the magnetic and mechanical properties in ultra low carbon (ULC) steel. The NDE test equipment-based nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method [1]­[6]. In the present study, a magnetic based NDE method is described

Chopra, Harsh Deep

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors. Semiannual report, October 1990--March 1991: Volume 13  

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The Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to the Regulatory and ASME Code requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties.

Doctor, S.R.; Good, M.S.; Heasler, P.G.; Hockey, R.L.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Taylor, T.T.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DECONVOLUTION OF ULTRASONIC NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION SIGNALS USING HIGHER-ORDER STATISTICS  

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nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of ma- terials, pulse echo measurements are masked by the characteristics in ultrasonic NDE. 1. INTRODUCTION Pulse echo signals measured in ultrasonic NDE include the effects for the deconvolution of NDE signals. 2. CONVENTIONAL SOS-BASED DECONVOLUTION METHODS A measured ultrasonic flaw signal

Ghouti, Lahouari

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Candidature une admission en 2nde Spcialit professionnelle  

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Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Conception innovante une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Conception innovante, Maintenance, Durabilité

Sart, Remi

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Candidature une admission en 2nde Spcialit professionnelle  

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Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Conception innovante A #12;Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Conception innovante

Sart, Remi

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NDE of hybrid armor structures using acoustography  

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The US Army is investigating the use of composite materials to deliver lightweight and more effective armor protection systems to soldiers and other army assets. However, widespread use of such hybrid armor will require a reliable but fast NDE methodology to ensure integrity of these components during manufacturing and while in service. Traditional ultrasonic inspection of such hybrid armor structures may prove to be very effective, but point-by-point ultrasonic scanning is inherently time-consuming and manufacturing slowdowns could develop in high-volume production of such armor systems. In this paper, we report on the application of acoustography for the NDE of hybrid armor structures. Acoustography differs from conventional ultrasonic testing in that test objects are inspected in full field, analogously to real time x-ray imaging. The approach uses a novel, super high resolution large area acousto-optic (AO) sensor, which allows image formation through simple ultrasound shadow casting, analogous to x-ray image formation. This NDE approach offers significant inspection speed advantage over conventional point-by-point ultrasonic scanning procedures and is well-suited for high volume production. We will report initial results on a number of hybrid armor plate specimens employing composite materials that are being investigated by the US Army. Acoustography NDE results will also be verified using other complimentary NDE methods.

Sandhu, Jaswinder S. [Santec Systems, Inc., 716 S. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL (United States); Pergantis, Charles G. [U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodic NDE for Bridge Maintenance Ralf W. Arndt  

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Periodic NDE for Bridge Maintenance Ralf W. Arndt NRC Research Associate U.S. Federal Highway Administration NDE Center 6300 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22101, USA ralf.arndt@fhwa.dot.gov Frank Jalinoos Program Manager U.S. Federal Highway Administration NDE Center 6300 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22101, USA

Huston, Dryver R.

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Embedded Ultrasonics NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors  

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Embedded Ultrasonics NDE with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors Victor Giurgiutiu Department (NDE) is described. PWAS structure and principle of operation are presented. The interaction between exciting certain Lamb wave modes are identified. Recent trends in guided-wave ultrasonic NDE and damage

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Development and application of NDE methods for monolithic and continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites.  

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Monolithic structural ceramics and continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are being developed for application in many thermally and chemically aggressive environments where structural reliability is paramount. We have recently developed advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods that can detect distributed ''defects'' such as density gradients and machining-induced damage in monolithic materials, as well as delamination, porosity, and throughwall cracks, in CMC materials. These advanced NDE methods utilize (a) high-resolution, high-sensitivity thermal imaging; (b) high-resolution X-ray imaging; (c) laser-based elastic optical scattering; (d) acoustic resonance; (e) air-coupled ultrasonic methods; and (f) high-sensitivity fluorescent penetrant technology. This paper discusses the development and application of these NDE methods relative to ceramic processing and ceramic components used in large-scale industrial gas turbines and hot gas filters for gas stream particulate cleanup.

Ellingson, W. A.

1999-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive evaluation  

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Research reported in the thrust area of nondestructive evaluation includes: advanced 3-D imaging technologies; new techniques in laser ultrasonic testing; infrared computed tomography for thermal NDE of materials, structures, sources, and processes; automated defect detection for large laser optics; multistatic micropower impulse radar imaging for nondestructive evaluation; and multi-modal NDE for AVLIS pod shielding components.

Martz, H.E.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DWPF MATERIALS EVALUATION SUMMARY REPORT  

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To better ensure the reliability of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) remote canyon process equipment, a materials evaluation program was performed as part of the overall startup test program. Specific test programs included FA-04 ('Process Vessels Erosion/Corrosion Studies') and FA-05 (melter inspection). At the conclusion of field testing, Test Results Reports were issued to cover the various test phases. While these reports completed the startup test requirements, DWPF-Engineering agreed to compile a more detailed report which would include essentially all of the materials testing programs performed at DWPF. The scope of the materials evaouation programs included selected equipment from the Salt Process Cell (SPC), Chemical Process Cell (CPC), Melt Cell, Canister Decon Cell (CDC), and supporting facilities. The program consisted of performing pre-service baseline inspections (work completed in 1992) and follow-up inspections after completion of the DWPF cold chemical runs. Process equipment inspected included: process vessels, pumps, agitators, coils, jumpers, and melter top head components. Various NDE (non-destructive examination) techniques were used during the inspection program, including: ultrasonic testing (UT), visual (direct or video probe), radiography, penetrant testing (PT), and dimensional analyses. Finally, coupon racks were placed in selected tanks in 1992 for subsequent removal and corrosion evaluation after chemical runs.

Gee, T.; Chandler, G.; Daugherty, W.; Imrich, K.; Jankins, C.

1996-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality inspection of small diameter polymeric medical tubing and attached wire stent using TAP-NDE and the Gabor Wavelet Transform.  

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??A non-contact, laser-optic based technique referred to as the Thermo-Acousto-Photonic Nondestructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) was utilized to investigate bond integrity and localized stiffening due to an… (more)

Harms, Kent David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To cite this version: Pastor, Marie-Laetitia and Garnier, Christian and Pescay, Christophe Comparison of two non destructive tests in carbon/epoxy  

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Comparison of two non destructive tests in carbon/epoxy composites. (2010) Journal of Materials Science to the applied method. 2. Materials #12;The specimens are carried out from 8 woven plies carbon/epoxy composite administrator: staff-oatao@listes-diff.inp-toulouse.fr #12;Comparison of two Nondestructive Tests in Carbon

Mailhes, Corinne

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A non-destructive method for mapping formation damage M.A. Khan a,*, S.Z. Jilani b,c  

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A non-destructive method for mapping formation damage M.A. Khan a,*, S.Z. Jilani b,c , H. Menouar c.elsevier.com/locate/ultras * Corresponding author. Tel.: +966-3-860-4364/5644; fax: +966-3- 860-4281. E-mail address: aslamk@kfupm.edu.sa (M.A

Al-Majed, Abdulaziz Abdullah

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Assessment of NDE Technologies for Detection and Characterization of Stress Corrosion Cracking in LWRs  

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Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in light water reactors (LWRs) has been a persistent form of degradation in the nuclear industry. Examples of SCC can be found for a range of materials in boiling and pressurized water reactor environments, including carbon steels, stainless steels, and nickel-base stainless alloys. The evolution of SCC is often characterized by a long initiation stage followed by a phase of more rapid crack growth to failure. This provides a relatively short window of opportunity to detect the start of observable SCC, and it is conceivable that SCC could progress from initiation to failure between subsequent examinations when managed by applying periodic in-service inspection techniques. Implementation of advanced aging management paradigms in the current fleet of LWRs will require adaptation of existing measurement technologies and development of new technologies to perform on-line measurements during reactor operation to ensure timely detection of material degradation and to support the implementation of advanced diagnostics and prognostics. This paper considers several non-destructive examination (NDE) technologies with known sensitivity to detection of indicators for SCC initiation and/or propagation, and assesses these technologies with respect to their ability to detect and accurately characterize the significance of an SCC flaw. Potential strategies to improve SCC inspection or monitoring performance are offered to benefit management of SCC degradation in LWRs.

Meyer, Ryan M.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Bond, Leonard J.; Montgomery, Robert O.

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive examination (NDE) reliability for inservice inspection of light waters reactors  

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Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to ASME Code and Regulatory requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties. The program scope is limited to ISI of the primary systems including the piping, vessel, and other inspected components. This is a progress report covering the programmatic work from April 1988 through September 1988. 33 refs., 70 figs., 12 tabs.

Doctor, S.R.; Deffenbaugh, J.D.; Good, M.S.; Green, E.R.; Heasler, P.G.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Taylor, T.T. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ohmyoung Kwon1 e-mail: omkwon@wow.hongik.ac.kr  

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This paper presents a new non-destructive evaluation NDE technique of imaging sub-surface structure- dimensional micro and nanoengineered devices are developed in the future, the demand for the NDE technique at much slower speeds than sound waves which is commonly used in NDE at large scales. Hence, for a given

Shi, Li

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Cementing the Future Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials  

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through imaging. Introduction Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tech- niques that can detect, localize as one of the most commonly used NDE methods for concrete defect detection since it was first proposed). Impact-echo is a mechanical wave-based NDE technique, where a steel ball applies a transient point load

Shahriar, Selim

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1 INTRODUCTION Concrete bridge decks are high-performance  

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conditions of reinforced concrete bridge decks with multiple non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques activities. The present state-of-the-art is that multiple NDE techniques are available, but that the accuracy and reliability of the methods are not guaranteed. NDE techniques generally employ electromagnetic

Huston, Dryver R.

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Multi-mode Damage Detection Methods with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors  

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modes structural health monitoring (SHM) and non- destructive evaluation (NDE) simply by changing the driving frequencies. This paper presents research results obtained by using PWAS transducer for SHM/NDE impedance measurements; (3) PWAS ultrasonic SHM/NDE; and (4) PWAS multi-mode corrosion detection

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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The evaluation of physical dimension changes as non-destructive measurements for monitoring rigor mortis development in broiler muscles  

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to thank all of my friends for just being there to have fun with. I want to thank my best fnend in the whole world, Debbie Stanush, for always being there to study and party with at Los Cucos and The Tap. I also want to thank Ruben Beltran, Koyle Knape... and relaxation processes have been extensively studied and documented by Hedrick et al. (1994), Harvey and Marshall (2000), and Pearson and Young (1989). As an action potential travels along the surface of a nerve fiber to the myoneural junction (motor end...

Cavitt, Leslie Cain

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of the Creep-Fatigue Lifetime of Alloy 617: An Application of Non-destructive Evaluation and Information Integration  

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A relatively simple method using the nominal constant average stress information and the creep rupture model is developed to predict the creep-fatigue lifetime of Alloy 617, in terms of time to rupture. The nominal constant average stress is computed using the stress relaxation curve. The predicted time to rupture can be converted to number of cycles to failure using the strain range, the strain rate during each cycle, and the hold time information. The predicted creep-fatigue lifetime is validated against the experimental measurements of the creep-fatigue lifetime collected using conventional laboratory creep-fatigue tests. High temperature creep-fatigue tests of Alloy 617 were conducted in air at 950°C with a tensile hold period of up to 1800s in a cycle at total strain ranges of 0.3% and 0.6%. It was observed that the proposed method is conservative in that the predicted lifetime is less than the experimentally determined values. The approach would be relevant to calculate the remaining useful life to a component like a steam generator that might fail by the creep-fatigue mechanism.

Vivek Agarwal; Richard Wright; Timothy Roney

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiphase Flow Metering: An Overview Manoj Kumar KM, Senior Scientist, Non-destructive Evaluation Lab, GE Global Research,  

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Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations |...  

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QC Considerations Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations Review of Oak Ridge process and QC activities by David Wood, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the...

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Novel NDE techniques in the power generation industry.  

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??The thesis presented here comprises the work undertaken for research into novel NDE techniques in the power generation industry. This has been undertaken as part… (more)

Ward, Christopher M. S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE reliability and probability of detection (POD) evolution and paradigm shift  

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The subject of NDE Reliability and POD has gone through multiple phases since its humble beginning in the late 1960s. This was followed by several programs including the important one nicknamed “Have Cracks – Will Travel” or in short “Have Cracks” by Lockheed Georgia Company for US Air Force during 1974–1978. This and other studies ultimately led to a series of developments in the field of reliability and POD starting from the introduction of fracture mechanics and Damaged Tolerant Design (DTD) to statistical framework by Bernes and Hovey in 1981 for POD estimation to MIL-STD HDBK 1823 (1999) and 1823A (2009). During the last decade, various groups and researchers have further studied the reliability and POD using Model Assisted POD (MAPOD), Simulation Assisted POD (SAPOD), and applying Bayesian Statistics. All and each of these developments had one objective, i.e., improving accuracy of life prediction in components that to a large extent depends on the reliability and capability of NDE methods. Therefore, it is essential to have a reliable detection and sizing of large flaws in components. Currently, POD is used for studying reliability and capability of NDE methods, though POD data offers no absolute truth regarding NDE reliability, i.e., system capability, effects of flaw morphology, and quantifying the human factors. Furthermore, reliability and POD have been reported alike in meaning but POD is not NDE reliability. POD is a subset of the reliability that consists of six phases: 1) samples selection using DOE, 2) NDE equipment setup and calibration, 3) System Measurement Evaluation (SME) including Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (Gage R and R) and Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA), 4) NDE system capability and electronic and physical saturation, 5) acquiring and fitting data to a model, and data analysis, and 6) POD estimation. This paper provides an overview of all major POD milestones for the last several decades and discuss rationale for using Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), MAPOD, SAPOD, and Bayesian statistics for studying controllable and non-controllable variables including human factors for estimating POD. Another objective is to list gaps between “hoped for” versus validated or fielded failed hardware.

Singh, Surendra [NDE Engineering, Materials and Process Engineering, Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of NDE Methods to Detect Lack of Fusion in HDPE Butt Fusion Joints  

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Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, were conducted to evaluate nondestructive examinations (NDE) coupled with mechanical testing of butt fusion joints in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for assessing lack of fusion. The work provided information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from assessments using ultrasonic and microwave nondestructive techniques and mechanical testing with the high-speed tensile impact test and the side-bend test for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12-inch (30.5-cm) IPS DR-11 HDPE material by varying the fusion parameters to create good joints and joints containing a range of lack-of-fusion conditions. Six of these butt joints were volumetrically examined with time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), phased-array (PA) ultrasound, and the Evisive microwave system. The outer diameter (OD) weld beads were removed for microwave evaluation and the pipes ultrasonically re-evaluated. In two of the six pipes, both the outer and inner diameter (ID) weld beads were removed and the pipe joints re-evaluated. Some of the pipes were sectioned and the joints destructively evaluated with the high-speed tensile test and the side-bend test. The fusion parameters, nondestructive and destructive evaluation results have been correlated to validate the effectiveness of what each NDE technology detects and what each does not detect. There was no single NDE method that detected all of the lack-of-fusion flaws but a combination of NDE methods did detect most of the flaws.

Crawford, Susan L.; Doctor, Steven R.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Watts, Michael W.; Moran, Traci L.; Anderson, Michael T.

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HEXAGONAL ARRAY STRUCTURE FOR 2D NDE APPLICATIONS  

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This paper describes a combination of simulation and experimentation to evaluate the advantages offered by utilizing a hexagonal shaped array element in a 2D NDE array structure. The active material is a 1-3 connectivity piezoelectric composite structure incorporating triangular shaped pillars--each hexagonal array element comprising six triangular pillars. A combination of PZFlex, COMSOL and Matlab has been used to simulate the behavior of this device microstructure, for operation around 2.25 MHz, with unimodal behavior and low levels of mechanical cross-coupling predicted. Furthermore, the application of hexagonal array elements enables the array aperture to increase by approximately 30%, compared to a conventional orthogonal array matrix and hence will provide enhanced volumetric coverage and SNR. Prototype array configurations demonstrate good corroboration of the theoretically predicted mechanical cross-coupling between adjacent array elements (approx23 dB).

Dziewierz, J.; Ramadas, S. N.; Gachagan, A.; O'Leary, R. L. [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom)

2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications, Phase 1. Final report  

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The program goals were to develop and demonstrate significant improvements in processing methods, process controls and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1,370{degrees}C. The program focused on a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-4% Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} high temperature ceramic composition and hot-isostatic-pressing as the method of densification. Stage I had as major objectives: (1) comparing injection molding and colloidal consolidation process routes, and selecting one route for subsequent optimization, (2) comparing the performance of water milled and alcohol milled powder and selecting one on the basis of performance data, and (3) adapting several NDE methods to the needs of ceramic processing. The NDE methods considered were microfocus X-ray radiography, computed tomography, ultrasonics, NMR imaging, NMR spectroscopy, fluorescent liquid dye penetrant and X-ray diffraction residual stress analysis. The colloidal consolidation process route was selected and approved as the forming technique for the remainder of the program. The material produced by the final Stage II optimized process has been given the designation NCX 5102 silicon nitride. According to plan, a large number of specimens were produced and tested during Stage III to establish a statistically robust room temperature tensile strength database for this material. Highlights of the Stage III process demonstration and resultant database are included in the main text of the report, along with a synopsis of the NCX-5102 aqueous based colloidal process. The R and D accomplishments for Stage I are discussed in Appendices 1--4, while the tensile strength-fractography database for the Stage III NCX-5102 process demonstration is provided in Appendix 5. 4 refs., 108 figs., 23 tabs.

Pujari, V.K.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R.; Paille, N.I.; Pelletier, P.J.; Sales, L.C.; Wilkens, C.A.; Yeckley, R.L. [Norton Co., Northboro, MA (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of NDE reliability developments on risk-informed methods  

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Risk informed inspection procedures are being developed to more effectively and economically manage degradation in plant piping systems. A key element of this process is applying nondestructive examination (NDE) procedures capable of detecting specific damage mechanisms that may be operative in particular locations. Thus, the needs of risk informed analysis are closely coupled with a firm understanding of the capability of NDE.

Walker, S.M.; Ammirato, F.V. [EPRI NDE Center, Charlotte, NC (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Candidature une admission en 2nde Spcialit professionnelle  

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Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Conception innovante Technologies Master "Ingénierie Mécanique et Civile" Fiche A #12;Candidature à une admission en 2nde année

Heurteaux, Yanick

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Candidature une admission en 2nde Spcialit professionnelle " Mcatronique "  

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Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Mécatronique " Instructions Technologies Fiche A #12;Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Spécialité professionnelle " Mécatronique

Sart, Remi

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Characterization of melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC composite combustor liners using meso- and micro-NDE techniques  

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Melt-infiltrated ceramic matrix composite SiC/SiC material systems are under development for use in combustor liners for low-emission advanced gas turbines. Uncertainty in repeatability of processing methods for these large components (33--76 cm diameter), and hence possible reduced reliability for the end user. This requires that appropriate test methods, at both meso- and micro-scale, be used to ensure that the liners are acceptable for use. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods, if demonstrated to reliably detect changes caused by processing, would be of significant benefit to both manufacturer and end user. This paper describes the NDE methods and their applications in detecting a process upset in a melt-infiltrated 33 cm combustor liner and how high-resolution scanning electron microscopy was used to verify the NDE data.

Ellingson, W. A.; Sun, J. G.; More, K. L.; Hines, R.

2000-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation and imaging of defects in reinforced cementitious materials  

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Characterization of defect is one of the important objectives of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) for condition assessment of structures. Among many other NDE techniques, ultrasonic methods play a prominent role in the both ...

Wang, Ji-yong, 1967-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new sensor concept for simultaneous measurement of pressure, temperature and thickness of plate structures using modified wave propagation theory  

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-Acousto Photonic Non-Destructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) is employed to remotely initiate and acquire interrogating ultrasonic waves. Parameters including pressure, temperature and plate thickness are determined through exploring the dispersion features...

Lo, Tzu-Wei

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PNNL-21731  

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the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining...

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Multi-Physics Nano-Engineered Structural Damage Detection and De-Icing  

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Catastrophic structural failures are the cause of many physical and personal losses, at a worldwide cost estimated at billions of dollars per year. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques have been pursued and employed ...

Guzman de Villoria, R.

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors. Volume 14, Semiannual report, April 1991--September 1991  

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The Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWR`s); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to the Regulatory and ASME Code requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties. The program scope is limited to ISI of the primary systems including the piping, vessel, and other components inspected in accordance with Section XI of the ASME Code. This is a progress report covering the programmatic work from April 1991 through September 1991.

Doctor, S.R.; Diaz, A.A.; Friley, J.R.; Good, M.S.; Greenwood, M.S.; Heasler, P.G.; Hockey, R.L.; Kurtz, R.J.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Taylor, T.T.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors. Volume 15, Semiannual report: October 1991--March 1992  

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The Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs); using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to ASME Code and Regulatory requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties. The program scope is limited to ISI of the primary systems including the piping, vessel, and other components inspected in accordance with Section XI of the ASME Code. This is a progress report covering the programmatic work from October 1991 through March 1992.

Doctor, S.R.; Diaz, A.A.; Friley, J.R. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Reliability for Inservice Inspection of Light Water Reactors. Semiannual report, April 1992--September 1992: Volume 16  

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The Evaluation and Improvement of NDE Reliability for Inservice inspection of Light Water Reactors (NDE Reliability) Program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the reliability of current inservice inspection (ISI) techniques and to develop recommendations that will ensure a suitably high inspection reliability. The objectives of this program include determining the reliability of ISI performed on the primary systems of commercial light-water reactors (LWRs);using probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis to determine the impact of NDE unreliability on system safety; and evaluating reliability improvements that can be achieved with improved and advanced technology. A final objective is to formulate recommended revisions to the Regulatory and ASME Code requirements, based on material properties, service conditions, and NDE uncertainties. The program scope is limited to ISI of the primary systems including the piping, vessel and other components inspected in accordance with Section XI of the ASME Code. This is a programs report covering the programmatic work from April 1992 through September 1992.

Doctor, S.R.; Diaz, A.A.; Friley, J.R.; Greenwood, M.S.; Heasler, P.G.; Kurtz, R.J.; Simonen, F.A.; Spanner, J.C.; Vo, T.V. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Model Assisted Probability of Detection in Nondestructive Evaluation for Detecting of Flaws in Titanium  

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evaluation (NDE) is used to characterize the status or properties of components or structures without causing any permanent physical damage. The aerospace industry is one important NDE application area where/03 (1989) and NTSB/AAR-90/06 (1990)]. In virtually all NDE applications, there are random effects

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Ultrasonic quantitative NDE of layered media: the inverse problem  

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used. The technique is fully automated and computer-controlled and can be readily used for in-situ NDE applications. Using this technique, the thickness and the wavespeed of the individual layers can be extractedfrom the same measurement, without...

Jaminet, Paul Thomas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Power Plant NDE Challenges - Past, Present, and Future  

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This is a paper that covers the major thrust of NDE work that PNNL has conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1977 to the present.

Doctor, Steven R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations  

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3 Presentation name New Directions in Lithium Ion Electrode In-Line NDE * Low-cost IR laser thickness measurement (can be done in multiple point scans across the web or an entire...

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Fiber tip interferometry for non-contact ultrasonic NDE  

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FIBER TIP INTERFEROMETRY FOR NON-CONTACT ULTRASONIC NDE A Thesis by Neal Andrew Schumacher 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... August 1990 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering FIBER TIP INTERFEROMETRY FOR NON-CONTACT ULTRASONIC NDE A Thesis by Neal Andrew Schumacher Approved as to style and content by: Christian P. Burger (Chair of Committee) Hans Schuessler...

Schumacher, Neal Andrew

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: On-Line Weld NDE...  

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On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at...

175

Rough surface reconstruction for ultrasonic NDE simulation  

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The reflection of ultrasound from rough surfaces is an important topic for the NDE of safety-critical components, such as pressure-containing components in power stations. The specular reflection from a rough surface of a defect is normally lower than it would be from a flat surface, so it is typical to apply a safety factor in order that justification cases for inspection planning are conservative. The study of the statistics of the rough surfaces that might be expected in candidate defects according to materials and loading, and the reflections from them, can be useful to develop arguments for realistic safety factors. This paper presents a study of real rough crack surfaces that are representative of the potential defects in pressure-containing power plant. Two-dimensional (area) values of the height of the roughness have been measured and their statistics analysed. Then a means to reconstruct model cases with similar statistics, so as to enable the creation of multiple realistic realizations of the surfaces, has been investigated, using random field theory. Rough surfaces are reconstructed, based on a real surface, and results for these two-dimensional descriptions of the original surface have been compared with those from the conventional model based on a one-dimensional correlation coefficient function. In addition, ultrasonic reflections from them are simulated using a finite element method.

Choi, Wonjae; Shi, Fan; Lowe, Michael J. S. [UK Research Centre in NDE, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Skelton, Elizabeth A.; Craster, Richard V. [Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Contact fatigue behavior and gas cell thermal wave NDE of sintered reaction bonded silicon nitride  

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Silicon nitride is being evaluated for potential applications as structural components subjected to contact fatigue loading. A new testing and evaluation methodology for evaluation of Hertzian contact fatigue damage in ceramic materials has been developed and is described. Contact fatigue damage is induced in three test specimens simultaneously. The material investigated is Eaton Corporation`s low cost E - Process Silicon Nitride. Tests were conducted at several Hertzian stress levels to evaluate contact fatigue damage behavior. Gas cell thermal wave NDE was employed to study the induced subsurface damage. Damage behavior was also investigated using optical microscopy. Two specimens were evaluated in detail; one that was tested for 17,400 cycles, P{sub max} = 2700 N and one that was tested for 1 x 10{sup 6} cycles, P{sub max} = 1800 N. The 2700 N specimen has a partial cone crack and contains a small concentration of vertical and shallow horizontal cracks. No evidence of a cone crack was detected on the 1800 N specimen. However, a larger concentration of horizontal microcracks at and just below the surface is present in this specimen, with particle debris in and around the surface contact area. Correlation of the optical microscopy observations with gas cell thermal wave NDE of the subsurface damage in these two specimens is discussed.

Barla, J.R.; Edler, J.P.; Lin, H. [Eaton Corp. R & D, Southfield, MI (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Power Plant NDE Challenges - Past, Present, and Future  

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The operating fleet of U.S. nuclear power plants was built to fossil plant standards (of workmanship, not fitness for service) and with good engineering judgment. Fortuitously, those nuclear power plants were designed using defense-in-depth concepts, with nondestructive examination (NDE) an important layer, so they can tolerate almost any component failure and still continue to operate safely. In the 30+ years of reactor operation, many material failures have occurred. Unfortunately, NDE has not provided the reliability to detect degradation prior to initial failure (breaching the pressure boundary). However, NDE programs have been improved by moving from prescriptive procedures to performance demonstrations that quantify inspection effectiveness for flaw detection probability and sizing accuracy. Other improvements include the use of risk-informed strategies to ensure that reactor components contributing the most risk receive the best and most frequent inspections. Another challenge is the recent surge of interest in building new nuclear power plants in the United States to meet increasing domestic energy demand. New construction will increase the demand for NDE but also offers the opportunity for more proactive inspections. This paper reviews the inception and evolution of NDE for nuclear power plants over the past 40 years, recounts lessons learned, and describes the needs remaining as existing plants continue operation and new construction is contemplated.

Doctor, S. R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualification of NDE personnel in the nuclear industry  

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There has been evidence of ineffective programs for certifying nondestructive examination (NDE) personnel who conduct periodic inservice examinations in nuclear power plants under ASME Section XI Code requirements. This was brought to the attention of a group from the electric utility industry, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), some NDE consultants and representatives from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a May, 1982 meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. One problem pointed out by the NRC was the lack of a clear definition of qualification requirements for certification of NDE personnel who conduct ASME Section XI Inservice Inspection work in nuclear power plants. The NRC requested that the nuclear industry resolve this problem by formulating definitive qualification requirements for personnel certification that could be made an industry requirement. In June, 1982 the EPRI NDE Subcommittee held a general meeting for utility representatives to discuss the results of the May, 1982 meeting to develop a plan for industry response to the issue. The consensus was that an Ad Hoc Committee of utility representatives be convened to develop a document outlining qualification requirements for vertification of NDE personnel. The Ad Hoc Committee was formally convened on September 29, 1982.

Epps, T.N.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NONLINEAR ELASTIC WAVE NDE II. NONLINEAR WAVE MODULATION SPECTROSCOPY AND NONLINEAR TIME  

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NONLINEAR ELASTIC WAVE NDE II. NONLINEAR WAVE MODULATION SPECTROSCOPY AND NONLINEAR TIME REVERSED. This paper presents the second part of the review of Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy (NEWS) in NDE, and describe two different methods of nonlinear NDE that provide not only damage detection but location as well

180

PARTICLE FILTER BASED MULTI-SENSOR FUSION FOR SOLVING LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC NDE INVERSE PROBLEMS  

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PARTICLE FILTER BASED MULTI-SENSOR FUSION FOR SOLVING LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC NDE INVERSE 48824 khantari,sdass@msu.edu, r.pradeep@ieee.org Abstract: Flaw profile characterization from NDE from multi-sensor data is considered. The NDE inverse problem is posed as a statistical inverse problem

Dass, Sarat C.

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Sussex Mathematics Lecture Notes Numerical Differential Equations (841G1NDE)  

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Sussex Mathematics Lecture Notes Year 2010 Numerical Differential Equations (841G1­NDE) taught 4. Attainable Order of LMMs 130 #12;4 NDE (841G1) Spring 2010 Complete course 5. Construction Appendix. Bibliography B-53 Appendix. Index B-55 #12;NDE (841G1) Spring 2010 0. Contents 5 What's this

Lakkis, Omar

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Diffusion-wave laser radiometric diagnostic quality-control technologies for materials NDE/NDT  

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Diffusion-wave laser radiometric diagnostic quality-control technologies for materials NDE/NDT A in two emerging NDE/NDT technologies. The solution of the ill-posed thermal- wave inverse problem has radiometric NDE metrology capable of measuring the primary photo- injected free carrier parameters

Mandelis, Andreas

183

NDE (nondestructive examination) development for ceramics for advanced heat engines  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) Ceramic Technology for Advanced Heat Engines (CTAHE) project was initiated in 1983 to meet the ceramic technology needs of DOE's advanced heat engines programs (i.e., advanced gas turbines and low heat rejection diesels). The objective is to establish an industrial ceramic technology base for reliable and cost-effective high-temperature components. Reliability of ceramics was recognized as the major technology need. To increase the material reliability of current and new ceramics, advances were needed in component design methodology, materials processing technology, and data base/life prediction. Nondestructive examination (NDE) was identified as one of the key elements in the approach to high-reliability components. An assessment was made of the current status of NDE for structural ceramics, and a report was prepared containing the results and recommendations for needed development. Based on these recommendations, a long-range NDE development program has been established in the CTAHE project to address these needs.

McClung, R.W. (McClung (R.W.), Powell, TN (USA)); Johnson, D.R. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of an Ultrasonic Phased Array Evaluation with Destructive Analysis of a Documented Leak Path in a Nozzle Removed from Service  

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Non-destructive and destructive testing methods were employed to evaluate a documented boric acid leakage path through an Alloy 600 control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) penetration from the North Anna Unit 2 reactor pressure vessel head that was removed from service in 2002. A previous ultrasonic in-service-inspection (ISI) conducted by industry prior to the head removal, identified a probable leakage path in Nozzle 63 located in the interference fit between the penetration tube and the vessel head. In this current examination, Nozzle 63 was examined using phased array (PA) ultrasonic testing with a 5.0-MHz, eight-element annular array; immersion data were acquired from the nozzle inner diameter (ID) surface. A variety of focal laws were employed to evaluate the signal responses from the interference fit region. These responses were compared to responses obtained from a mockup specimen that was used to determine detection limits and characterization capabilities for wastage and boric acid presence in the interference fit region. Nozzle 63 was destructively examined after the completion of the ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) to visually assess the leak paths. These destructive and nondestructive results compared favorably

Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Hanson, Brady D.; Mathews, Royce

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Letter Report - Preliminary Assessment of NDE Methods on Inspection of HDPE Butt Fusion Piping Joints for Lack of Fusion  

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has a multi-year program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide engineering studies and assessments of issues related to the use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods for the reliable inspection of nuclear power plant components. As part of this program, there is a subtask 2D that was set up to address an assessment of issues related to the NDE of high density polyethylene (HDPE) butt fusion joints. This work is being driven by the nuclear industry wanting to employ HDPE materials in nuclear power plant systems. This being a new material for use in nuclear applications, there are a number of issues related to its use and potential problems that may evolve. The industry is pursuing ASME Code Case N-755 entitled “Use of Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe for Section III, Division 1, Construction and Section XI Repair/Replacement Activities” that contains the requirements for nuclear power plant applications of HDPE. This Code Case requires that inspections be performed after the fusion joint is made by visually examining the bead that is formed and conducting a pressure test of the joint. These tests are only effective in general if gross through-wall flaws exist in the fusion joint. The NRC wants to know whether a volumetric inspection can be conducted on the fusion joint that will reliably detect lack-of-fusion conditions that may be produced during joint fusing. The NRC has requested that the work that PNNL is conducting be provided to assist them in resolving this inspection issue of whether effective volumetric NDE can be conducted to detect lack of fusion (LOF) in the butt HDPE joints. PNNL had 24 HDPE pipe specimens manufactured of 3408 material to contain LOF conditions that could be used to assess the effectiveness of NDE in detecting the LOF. Basic ultrasonic material properties were measured and used to guide the use of phased arrays and time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) work that was conducted. Millimeter (mm) waves were also used to inspect these assemblies. Fluor and NDE Innovations, Inc. conducted TOFD inspections using their commercially available equipment on all 24 specimens. These NDE inspection results were reviewed and several of the specimens were selected for destructive evaluation using a microtome to slice small blocks of blank and fusion joint material. This interim report provides a status/summary of the work that has been conducted to date. In the areas selected for destructive testing where there were strong acoustic responses, LOF was verified. In areas where there were no NDE responses, no LOF was found. It needs to be noted that only a small amount of material has been destructively characterized at this point and further work is planned to determine if these trends hold up. Some of the material from three of the assemblies was sent off for mechanical testing but the results were not available to be included in this status report. The initial work shows that at least some of the LOF is providing NDE responses that have been verified through destructive testing. Thus, there is promise that a volumetric examination can be conducted on HDPE butt fusion joints. The future work will lead to quantifying what various NDE methods can detect, what they miss, and what they incorrectly characterize as defective.

Crawford, Susan L.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Hall, Thomas E.; Anderson, Michael T.

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Eddy current NDE performance demonstrations using simulation tools  

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To carry out performance demonstrations of the Eddy-Current NDE processes applied on French nuclear power plants, EDF studies the possibility of using simulation tools as an alternative to measurements on steam generator tube mocks-up. This paper focuses on the strategy led by EDF to assess and use code{sub C}armel3D and Civa, on the case of Eddy-Current NDE on wears problem which may appear in the U-shape region of steam generator tubes due to the rubbing of anti-vibration bars.

Maurice, L. [EDF - CEIDRE, 2 rue Ampere, 93206 Saint-Denis Cedex 1 (France); Costan, V.; Guillot, E.; Thomas, P. [EDF - R and D, THEMIS, 1, avenue du General de Gaulle, 92141 Clamart (France)

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Quality inspection of small diameter polymeric medical tubing and attached wire stent using TAP-NDE and the Gabor Wavelet Transform  

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A non-contact, laser-optic based technique referred to as the Thermo-Acousto-Photonic Nondestructive Evaluation (TAP-NDE) was utilized to investigate bond integrity and localized stiffening due to an attached wire stent on small diameter polymeric...

Harms, Kent David

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct, Non-Destructive Observation of a Bose Condensate M.R. Andrews, M.-O. Mewes, N.J. van Druten, D.S. Durfee, D.M. Kurn, and W. Ketterle  

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phenomena such as superfluidity in liquid helium [1]. For a homogeneous sample, Bose- Einstein condensation in the earth's gravita- tional field, the condensate and the normal fraction of a Bose gas are spatially the first direct and non-destructive observation of the spatially localized condensate, in a gas

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Non-contact, non-destructive, quantitative probing of interfacial trap sites for charge carrier transport at semiconductor-insulator boundary  

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The density of traps at semiconductor–insulator interfaces was successfully estimated using microwave dielectric loss spectroscopy with model thin-film organic field-effect transistors. The non-contact, non-destructive analysis technique is referred to as field-induced time-resolved microwave conductivity (FI-TRMC) at interfaces. Kinetic traces of FI-TRMC transients clearly distinguished the mobile charge carriers at the interfaces from the immobile charges trapped at defects, allowing both the mobility of charge carriers and the number density of trap sites to be determined at the semiconductor-insulator interfaces. The number density of defects at the interface between evaporated pentacene on a poly(methylmethacrylate) insulating layer was determined to be 10{sup 12?}cm{sup ?2}, and the hole mobility was up to 6.5?cm{sup 2} V{sup ?1} s{sup ?1} after filling the defects with trapped carriers. The FI-TRMC at interfaces technique has the potential to provide rapid screening for the assessment of interfacial electronic states in a variety of semiconductor devices.

Choi, Wookjin; Miyakai, Tomoyo; Sakurai, Tsuneaki; Saeki, Akinori [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871 (Japan); Yokoyama, Masaaki [Kaneka Fundamental Technology Research Alliance Laboratories, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871 (Japan); Seki, Shu, E-mail: seki@chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp [Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871 (Japan); Kaneka Fundamental Technology Research Alliance Laboratories, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871 (Japan)

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THE MULTI-ISOTOPE PROCESS (MIP) MONITOR: A NEAR-REAL-TIME, NON-DESTRUCTIVE, INDICATOR OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL REPROCESSING CONDITIONS  

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Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and The Ohio State University are working to develop a system for monitoring spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities on-line, non-destructively, and in near-real-time. This method, known as the Multi-Isotope Process (MIP) Monitor, is based upon the measurement of distribution patterns of a suite of indicator (radioactive) isotopes present within product and waste streams of a nuclear reprocessing facility. Signatures from these indicator isotopes are monitored on-line by gamma spectrometry and compared, in near-real-time, to patterns representing "normal" process conditions using multivariate pattern recognition software. By targeting gamma-emitting indicator isotopes, the MIP Monitor approach is compatible with the use of small, portable, high-resolution gamma detectors that may be easily deployed throughout an existing facility. In addition, utilization of a suite of radio-elements, including ones with multiple oxidation states, increases the likelihood that attempts to divert material via process manipulation would be detected. Proof-of-principle modeling exercises simulating changes in acid strength have been completed and the results are promising. Laboratory validation is currently under way and significant results are available. The latest experimental results, along with an overview of the method will be presented.

Schwantes, Jon M.; Orton, Christopher R.; Fraga, Carlos G.; Douglas, Matthew; Christensen, Richard

2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for application to nuclear power plant safety-related concrete structures  

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The inspection of nuclear power plant concrete structures presents challenges different from conventional civil engineering structures. Wall thicknesses can be in excess of one meter and the structures often have increased steel reinforcement density with more complex detailing. The accessibility for any testing method may be limited due to the presence of liners and other components and there can be a number of penetrations or cast-in-place items present. The objective of the report is to present the state-of-the art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for the inspection of thick, heavily-reinforced nuclear power plant concrete cross-sections with particular respect to: •locating steel reinforcement and identification of its cover depth •locating tendon ducts and identification of the condition of the grout materials •detection of cracking, voids, delamination, and honeycombing in concrete structures •detection of inclusions of different materials or voids adjacent to the concrete side of the containment liner •methods capable of identification of corrosion occurrence on the concrete side of the containment liner.

Wiggenhauser, Herbert [BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, D (Germany); Naus, Dan J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

192

State-of-the-Art of Non-Destructive Testing Methods and Technologies for Application to Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Concrete Structures  

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The inspection of nuclear power plant concrete structures presents challenges different from conventional civil engineering structures. Wall thicknesses can be in excess of one meter and the structures often have increased steel reinforcement density with more complex detailing. The accessibility for any testing method may be limited due to the presence of liners and other components and there can be a number of penetrations or cast-in-place items present. The objective of the report is to present the state-of-the art of non-destructive testing methods and technologies for the inspection of thick, heavily-reinforced nuclear power plant concrete cross-sections with particular respect to: locating steel reinforcement and identification of its cover depth locating tendon ducts and identification of the condition of the grout materials detection of cracking, voids, delamination, and honeycombing in concrete structures detection of inclusions of different materials or voids adjacent to the concrete side of the containment liner methods capable of identification of corrosion occurrence on the concrete side of the containment liner

Wiggenhauser, Dr. Herbert [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)] [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM); Naus, Dan J [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES  

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A NOVEL MICROWAVE CAMERA FOR NDE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES By Maria Q. Feng1 , Yoo Jin Kim2 , Franco De Flaviis3 , and Luis Jofre 4 ABSTRACT: Nondestructive assessment of concrete structures heavily and cracks inside concrete caused by aging, deterioration, and seismic loading. The authors have developed

De Flaviis, Franco

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A new technique for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of adhesive joints  

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the need for nondestructive characterization (NDE) of adhesive layers within a joint. In aerospace adhesives, (typically thermoset resins), determination of wavespeed, and thus modulus, will indicate if resins have been properly cured. Without proper... and will affect bond strength. Therefore, there is a need for techniques for in-situ nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of these two parameters. Although ultrasonic NDE (UNDE) techniques appear to be the most promising techniques for determining the properties...

Hanneman, Susan Elisabeth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

195

Near-death experiences (NDE) Expriences aux frontires de la mort  

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Near-death experiences (NDE) Expériences aux frontières de la mort Expériences de mort imminente (Mt/Mc/Lc) - Jeune homme à Naïn (Lc) - Lazare (Jn) 4. Récits de NDE : pénibilité du passage et nature Vénérable (673-735) : histoire de Drythelm NDE = Evénement de tous les temps #12;Bergeron et Montana (1877

Halazonetis, Thanos

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Proceedings: 20th Steam Generator NDE Workshop: Orlando, Florida, July 9-11, 2001  

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The 2001 workshop took place in Orlando, Florida, from July 9 to 11, 2001. It covered one full day and two half-days of presentations. Attendees included representatives from domestic and overseas nuclear utilities, NSSS vendors, NDE service and equipment organizations, research laboratories, and regulatory bodies. This annual workshop serves as a forum for NDE specialists to gather and discuss current steam generator NDE issues and means for their resolution.

None

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Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Merit Review 2014: Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing NDE for Advanced Lithium Secondary Batteries In-situ characterization and diagnostics of mechanical degradation in electrodes...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced nde technologies Sample Search...  

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a high standard of repeatability for data comparability and advanced... -Time and Hand-Held Microwave NDE Technology for Inspection of FRP-Wrapped Concrete Structures. In:...

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Quantifying Improvement in NDE Techniques for Inspecting Nickel-base Alloys in an International Cooperative Program  

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In this paper we describe an atlas that is being created in an international program for use by participants in quantifying NDE effectiveness for varying crack parameters.

Schuster, George J.; Doctor, Steven R.; Anderson, Michael T.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progression in non-destructive spallation prediction and elevated temperature mechanical property evaluation of thermal barrier coating systems by use of a spherical micro-indentation method.  

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??The accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to be an important ecological issue associated with global warming. The demand for improved efficiencies in… (more)

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining the needs for non-destructive assay of UF6 feed, product, and tails at gas centrifuge enrichment plants and possible next steps  

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Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to detect undeclared LEU production with adequate detection probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and {sup 235}U enrichment of UF{sub 6} bulk material used in the process of enrichment at GCEPS. The inspectors also take destructive assay (DA) samples for analysis off-site which provide accurate, on the order of 0.1 % to 0.5% uncertainty, data on the enrichment of the UF{sub 6} feed, tails, and product. However, DA sample taking is a much more labor intensive and resource intensive exercise for the operator and inspector. Furthermore, the operator must ship the samples off-site to the IAEA laboratory which delays the timeliness of the results and contains the possibility of the loss of the continuity of knowledge of the samples during the storage and transit of the material. Use of the IAEA's inspection sampling algorithm shows that while total sample size is fixed by the total population of potential samples and its intrinsic qualities, the split of the samples into NDA or DA samples is determined by the uncertainties in the NDA measurements. Therefore, the larger the uncertainties in the NDA methods, more of the sample taken must be DA samples. Since the DA sampling is arduous and costly, improvements in NDA methods would reduce the number of DA samples needed. Furthermore, if methods of on-site analysis of the samples could be developed that have uncertainties in the 1-2% range, a lot of the problems inherent in DA sampling could be removed. The use of an unattended system that could give an overview of the entire process giving complementary data on the enrichment process as well as accurate measures of enrichment and weights of the UF{sub 6} feed, tails, and product would be a major step in enhancing the ability of NDA beyond present attended systems. The possibility of monitoring the feed, tails, and product header pipes in such a way as to gain safeguards relevant flow and enrichment information without compromising the intellectual property of the operator including proprietary equipment and operational parameters would be a huge step forward. This paper contains an analysis of possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems including such process monitoring and possible on-site analysis of DA samples that could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector measurements reducing the difference between the operator's and inspector's measurements providing more effective and efficient IAEA GeEPs safeguards.

Boyer, Brian D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moran, Bruce W [IAEA; Lebrun, Alain [IAEA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Advancements in the Electro-Mechanical (E/M) Impedance Method for Structural Health Monitoring and NDE  

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Monitoring and NDE Victor Giurgiutiu and Craig A. Rogers Department of Mechanical Engineering, University-mechanical impedance technology has high potential for in-situ health monitoring and NDE of structural systems of this NDE method, wave propagation phenomena are identified as the primary coupling method between

Giurgiutiu, Victor

203

Candidature une admission en 2nde Elves-ingnieurs IFMA, ISIMA ou  

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Candidature à une admission en 2nde année Elèves-ingénieurs IFMA, ISIMA ou Polytech principe pour l'admission en 2nde année du Master recherche. La liste définitive des admis sera arrêtée en

Sart, Remi

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Interpretation of data obtained from non-destructive and destructive post-test analyses of an intact-core column of culebra dolomite  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been developing a nuclear waste disposal facility, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located approximately 42 km east of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The WIPP is designed to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic wastes produced by the defense nuclear-weapons program. Pefiormance assessment analyses (U.S. DOE, 1996) indicate that human intrusion by inadvertent and intermittent drilling for resources provide the only credible mechanisms for significant releases of radionuclides horn the disposal system. These releases may occur by five mechanisms: (1) cuttings, (2) cavings, (3) spallings, (4) direct brine releases, and (5) long- term brine releases. The first four mechanisms could result in immediate release of contaminant to the accessible environment. For the last mechanisq migration pathways through the permeable layers of rock above the Salado are important, and major emphasis is placed on the Culebra Member of the Rustler Formation because this is the most transmissive geologic layer in the disposal system. For reasons of initial quantity, half-life, and specific radioactivity, certain isotopes of T~ U, Am, and Pu would dominate calculated releases from the WIPP. In order to help quantifi parameters for the calculated releases, radionuclide transport experiments have been carried out using five intact-core columns obtained from the Culebra dolomite member of the Rustler Formation within the Waste Isolation Pilot Pknt (WIPP) site in southeastern New Mexico. This report deals primarily with results of analyses for 241Pu and 241Am distributions developed during transport experiments in one of these cores. All intact-core column transport experiments were done using Culebra-simukmt brine relevant to the core recovery location (the WIPP air-intake shaft - AK). Hydraulic characteristics (i.e., apparent porosity and apparent dispersion coefficient) for intact-core columns were obtained via experiments using conservative tracer `Na. Elution experiments carried out over periods of a few days with tracers `2U and `?Np indicated that these tracers were weakly retarded as indicated by delayed elution of these species. Elution experiments with tracers 24% and 24*Arn were performed, but no elution of either species was observed in any flow experiment to date, including experiments of many months' duration. In order to quanti~ retardation of the non-eluted species 24*Pu and 241Arn afler a period of brine flow, non-destructive and destructive analyses of an intact-core column were carried out to determine distribution of these actinides in the rock. Analytical results indicate that the majority of the 241Am is present very near the top (injection) surface of the core (possibly as a precipitate), and that the majority of the 241Pu is dispersed with a very high apparent retardation value. The 24]Pu distribution is interpreted using a single-porosity advection-dispersion model, and an approximate retardation value is reported for this actinide. The specific radionuclide isotopes used in these experiments were chosen to facilitate analysis. Even though these isotopes are not necessarily the same as those that are most important to WIPP performance, they are isotopes of the same elements, and their chemical and transport properties are therefore identical to those of isotopes in the inventory.

Lucero, Daniel L.; Perkins, W. George

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE reliability through round robin testing  

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This book presents the papers given at a conference on the accuracy of nondestructive testing. Topics considered at the conference included the design of a round robin ultrasonic testing program for piping, new advances in nondestructive evaluation analysis, the statistical handling of the data, the requalification of ultrasonic testing inspectors for the detection of intergranular stress corrosion cracking in BWR plants, and an overview of round robin testing.

Fong, J.T.; Mordfin, L.; Hedden, O.F.; Bush, S.H.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of NDE Reliability and Fracture Mechanics  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is conducting a four-phase program for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and reliability of in-service inspection (lSI} performed on the primary system piping welds of commercial light water reactors (LWRs). Phase I of the program is complete. A survey was made of the state of practice for ultrasonic rsr of LWR primary system piping welds. Fracture mechanics calculations were made to establish required nondestrutive testing sensitivities. In general, it was found that fatigue flaws less than 25% of wall thickness would not grow to failure within an inspection interval of 10 years. However, in some cases failure could occur considerably faster. Statistical methods for predicting and measuring the effectiveness and reliability of lSI were developed and will be applied in the "Round Robin Inspections" of Phase II. Methods were also developed for the production of flaws typical of those found in service. Samples fabricated by these methods wilI be used in Phase II to test inspection effectiveness and reliability. Measurements were made of the influence of flaw characteristics {i.e., roughness, tightness, and orientation) on inspection reliability. These measurernents, as well as the predictions of a statistical model for inspection reliability, indicate that current reporting and recording sensitivities are inadequate.

Becker, F. L.; Doctor, S. R.; Heas!er, P. G.; Morris, C. J.; Pitman, S. G.; Selby, G. P.; Simonen, F. A.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An International Round-Robin Test of NDE Reliability for PWSCC  

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In this paper we describe the round robin tests that have been designed and are being conducted in the international program. Participants in the PINC have offered more than 30 test blocks for use in round-robin tests of NDE effectiveness. The test blocks have more than 130 flaws in nickel-base weld metal that are intended to simulate PWSCC in a variety of component geometries. NDE techniques representative of current in-service inspections are being applied, along with emerging NDE approaches.

Schuster, George J.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Moyer, Carol E.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings: 21st Steam Generator NDE Workshop: Volumes I and II, Berkeley, California, July 15-17, 2002  

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This year's workshop took place in Berkeley, California, from July 15 to 17, 2002. It covered one full day and two half-days of presentations. Attendees included representatives from domestic and overseas nuclear utilities, NSSS vendors, NDE service and equipment organizations, research laboratories, and regulatory bodies. This annual workshop serves as a forum for NDE specialists to gather and discuss current steam generator NDE issues and means for their resolution.

None

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grazing-incidence x-ray fluorescence analysis for non-destructive determination of In and Ga depth profiles in Cu(In,Ga)Se{sub 2} absorber films  

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Development of highly efficient thin film solar cells involves band gap engineering by tuning their elemental composition with depth. Here we show that grazing incidence X-ray fluorescence (GIXRF) analysis using monochromatic synchrotron radiation and well-characterized instrumentation is suitable for a non-destructive and reference-free analysis of compositional depth profiles in thin films. Variation of the incidence angle provides quantitative access to the in-depth distribution of the elements, which are retrieved from measured fluorescence intensities by modeling parameterized gradients and fitting calculated to measured fluorescence intensities. Our results show that double Ga gradients in Cu(In{sub 1?x},Ga{sub x})Se{sub 2} can be resolved by GIXRF.

Streeck, C. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany) [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Abbestr.2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany); Brunken, S.; Kaufmann, C. A.; Weber, A.; Schock, H.-W.; Mainz, R. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany)] [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin (Germany); Gerlach, M.; Hönicke, P.; Lubeck, J.; Pollakowski, B.; Unterumsberger, R.; Beckhoff, B. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Abbestr.2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany)] [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Abbestr.2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany); Herzog, C.; Kanngießer, B. [Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)] [Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

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An exploration of the utilities of terahertz waves for the NDE of composites  

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We report an investigation of terahertz waves for the nondestructive evaluation of composite materials and structures. The modalities of the terahertz radiation used were time domain spectroscopy (TDS) and continuous wave (CW). The composite materials and structures investigated include both non-conducting polymeric composites and carbon fiber composites. Terahertz signals in the TDS mode resembles that of ultrasound; however, unlike ultrasound, a terahertz pulse can detect a crack hidden behind a larger crack. This was demonstrated in thick GFRP laminates containing double saw slots. In carbon composites the penetration of terahertz waves is quite limited and the detection of flaws is strongly affected by the angle between the electric field vector of the terahertz waves and the intervening fiber directions. The structures tested in this study include both solid laminates and honeycomb sandwiches. The defects and anomalies investigated by terahertz waves were foreign material inclusions, simulated disbond and delamination, mechanical impact damage, heat damage, and water or hydraulic fluid ingression. The effectiveness and limitations of terahertz radiation for the NDE of composites are discussed.

Hsu, David K.; Im, Kwang-Hee; Chiou, Chien-Ping; Barnard, Daniel J. [Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of Degradation Precursors, Technical Progress Report for FY 2012  

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The overall objective of this project was to investigate the effectiveness of nondestructive examination (NDE) technology in detecting material degradation precursors by initiating and growing cracks in selected materials and using NDE methods to measure crack precursors prior to the onset of cracking. Nuclear reactor components are subject to stresses over time that are not precisely known and that make the life expectancy of components difficult to determine. To prevent future issues with the operation of these plants because of unforeseen failure of components, NDE technology is needed that can be used to identify and quantify precursors to macroscopic degradation of materials. Some of the NDE methods being researched as possible solutions to the precursor detection problem are magnetic Barkhausen noise, nonlinear ultrasonics, acoustic emission, eddy current measurements, and guided wave technology. In FY12, the objective was to complete preliminary assessment of advanced NDE techniques for sensitivity to degradation precursors, using prototypical degradation mechanisms in laboratory-scale measurements. This present document reports on the deliverable that meets the following milestone: M3LW-12OR0402143 – Report detailing an initial demonstration on samples from the crack-initiation tests will be provided (demonstrating acceleration of the work).

Ramuhalli, P.; Meyer, R.M.; Fricke, J.M.; Prowant, M.S.; Coble, J.B.; Griffin, J.W.; Pitman, S.G.; Dahl, M.E.; Kafentzis, T.A.; Roosendaal, T.J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle-Filter-Based Multisensor Fusion For Solving Low-Frequency Electromagnetic NDE Inverse Problems  

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Flaw profile characterization from NDE measurements is a typical inverse problem. A novel transformation of this inverse problem into a tracking problem, and subsequent application of a sequential Monte Carlo method called particle filtering, has been proposed by the authors in an earlier publication [1]. In this study, the problem of flaw characterization from multi-sensor data is considered. The NDE inverse problem is posed as a statistical inverse problem and particle filtering is modified to handle data from multiple measurement modes. The measurement modes are assumed to be independent of each other with principal component analysis (PCA) used to legitimize the assumption of independence. The proposed particle filter based data fusion algorithm is applied to experimental NDE data to investigate its feasibility.

Khan, T.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Dass, Sarat

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for ultrasonic tomography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for doing both transmission mode and reflection mode three-dimensional ultrasonic imagining. The multimode imaging capability may be used to provide enhanced detectability of cancer tumors within human breast, however, similar imaging systems are applicable to a number of other medical problems as well as a variety of non-medical problems in non-destructive evaluation (NDE).

Haddad, Waleed Sami (Dublin, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization for Non-Destructive Testing  

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Amirkhanov 10 #12;Visualization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Reh, A., Plank, B., Kastner, J., Gröller(12): 2906­2915, 2013. #12;#12;#12;Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) Fiber bundles with a twill-weave pattern #12;Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) Fiber bundles with a twill-weave pattern Epoxy resin

Tanaka, Jiro

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Early detection of critical material degradation by means of electromagnetic multi-parametric NDE  

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With an increasing number of power plants operated in excess of their original design service life an early recognition of critical material degradation in components will gain importance. Many years of reactor safety research allowed for the identification and development of electromagnetic NDE methods which detect precursors of imminent damage with high sensitivity, at elevated temperatures and in a radiation environment. Regarding low-alloy heat-resistant steel grade WB 36 (1.6368, 15NiCuMoNb5), effects of thermal and thermo-mechanical aging on mechanical-technological properties and several micromagnetic parameters have been thoroughly studied. In particular knowledge regarding the process of copper precipitation and its acceleration under thermo-mechanical load has been enhanced. Whilst the Cu-rich WB 36 steel is an excellent model material to study and understand aging effects related to neutron radiation without the challenge of handling radioactive specimens in a hot cell, actually neutron-irradiated reactor pressure vessel materials were investigated as well. The neutron fluence experienced and the resulting shift of the ductile-brittle transition temperature were determined electromagnetically, and it was shown that weld and base material can be distinguished from the cladded side of the RPV wall. Low-cycle fatigue of the austenitic stainless steel AISI 347 (1.4550, X6CrNiNb18-10) has been characterized with electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) at temperatures of up to 300 °C. Time-of-flight and amplitude of the transmitted ultrasound signal were evaluated against the number of load cycles applied and observed as an indication of the imminent material failure significantly earlier than monitoring stresses or strains.

Szielasko, Klaus; Tschuncky, Ralf; Rabung, Madalina; Altpeter, Iris; Dobmann, Gerd [Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP), Campus E3 1, 66123 Saarbrücken (Germany); Seiler, Georg; Herrmann, Hans-Georg; Boller, Christian [Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP), Campus E3 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany and Saarland University, Chair of NDT and Quality Assurance, Campus E3 1, 66123 Saarbrücken (Germany)

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On the role of material property gradients in noncontacting thermoelectric NDE  

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On the role of material property gradients in noncontacting thermoelectric NDE Hector Carreon. The thermoelectric power of metals is sensitive to variety of material properties that can affect the measurement the basic appli- cation of thermoelectric materials characterization is metal sorting [1]. However

Nagy, Peter B.

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Uncertainties in NDE Reliability and Assessing the Impact on RI-ISI  

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A major thrust in the past 20 years has been to upgrade nondestructive examinations (NDE) for use in inservice inspection (ISI) programs to more effectively manage degradation at operating nuclear power plants. Risk-informed ISI (RI-ISI) is one of the outcomes of this work, and this approach relies heavily on the reliability of NDE, when properly applied, to detect sources of expected degradation. There have been a number of improvements in the reliability of NDE, specifically in ultrasonic testing (UT), through training of examiners, and improved equipment and procedure development. However, the most significant improvements in UT were derived by moving from prescriptive requirements to performance based requirements. Even with these substantial improvements, NDE contains significant uncertainties and RI-ISI programs need to address and accommodate this factor. As part of the work that PNNL is conducting for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, we are examining the impact of these uncertainties on the effectiveness of RI-ISI programs.

Doctor, Steven R.; Anderson, Michael T.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stationary formulas for computing the response in eddy-current NDE  

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Stationary or variational formulations have been proven to be useful in a number of electromagnetic problems. This paper presents such a formulation for the response in the eddy-current NDE problem. It thus provides an approach to estimating the response due to arbitrary defects in cases where a reasonable first guess for the current distribution responsible for the scattered fields can be obtained.

Hower, G.L.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE of Possible Service-Induced PWSCC in Control Rod Drive Mechanism Housings Removed from Service  

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Studies being conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington are being performed to assess the effectiveness of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques on removed-from-service control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and the associated J-groove attachment welds. This work is being performed to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the effectiveness of NDE techniques such as ultrasonic testing (UT), eddy current testing (ET), and visual testing (VT) as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies. The basic NDE measurements follow standard industry techniques for conducting in-service inspections of CRDM nozzles and the crown of the J-groove welds and buttering. In addition, laboratory-based NDE methods were employed to conduct inspections of the CRDM assemblies, with particular emphasis on the J-groove weld and buttering. This paper describes the NDE measurements that were employed on the two CRDMs to detect and characterize the indications and the analysis of these indications. The two CRDM assemblies were removed from service from the North Anna 2 vessel head, including the CRDM nozzle, the J-groove weld, buttering, and a portion of the ferritic head material. One nozzle contains suspected PWSCC, based on in-service inspection data; the second contains evidence suggesting through-wall leakage, although this was unconfirmed. A destructive test plan is being developed to directly characterize the indications found using nondestructive testing. The results of this destructive testing will be included when the destructive testing is completed.

Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Schuster, George J.; Harris, Robert V.; Crawford, Susan L.

2006-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage inspection of fiber reinforced polymer-concrete systems using a distant acoustic-laser NDE technique  

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In this paper, a distant acoustic-laser NDE technique is proposed, utilizing a high powered standoff parametric acoustic array (PAA) and laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV), for the detection of debonding and delamination in ...

Haupt, Robert W.

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PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF NDE METHODS ON INSPECTION OF HDPE BUTT FUSION PIPING JOINTS FOR LACK OF FUSION WITH VALIDATION FROM MECHANICAL TESTING  

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Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, are being conducted to evaluate nondestructive examinations (NDE) coupled with mechanical testing of butt fusion joints in high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for assessing lack of fusion. The work provides information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from preliminary assessments using ultrasonic and microwave nondestructive techniques and mechanical testing with the high speed tensile impact test and the bend test for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12 inch (30.5 cm) IPS DR-11 HDPE material by varying the fusion parameters to create good joints and joints containing a range of lack of fusion conditions. Six of these butt joints were volumetrically examined with time of flight diffraction (TOFD), phased array (PA) ultrasound, and the Evisive microwave system. The outer diameter (OD) weld beads were removed for microwave evaluation and the pipes ultrasonically re-evaluated. In two of the six pipes both the outer and inner diameter (ID) weld beads were removed and the pipe joints re-evaluated. Several of the pipes were sectioned and the joints destructively evaluated with the following techniques: high speed tensile test, bend test, and focused immersion ultrasound on a joint section removed from the pipe coupled with slicing through the joint and examining the revealed surfaces. The fusion parameters, nondestructive, and destructive evaluation results will be correlated to validate the effectiveness of what each NDE technology detects and what each does not detect. This is an initial limited study which will aid in identifying key future work.

Crawford, Susan L.; Doctor, Steven R.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Watts, Michael W.; Moran, Traci L.; Anderson, Michael T.

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

222

On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Assessment of NDE Methods on Inspection of HDPE Butt Fusion Piping Joints for Lack of Fusion with Validation from Mechanical Testing  

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Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, are being conducted to evaluate nondestructive examinations (NDE) coupled with mechanical testing of butt fusion joints in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for assessing lack of fusion. The work provides information to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from preliminary assessments using ultrasonic and microwave nondestructive techniques and mechanical testing with the high-speed tensile impact test and the side-bend test for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12-in. IPS DR-11 HDPE material by varying the fusion parameters to create good joints and joints containing a range of lack-of-fusion conditions. Six of these butt joints were volumetrically examined with time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), phased-array (PA) ultrasound, and the Evisive microwave system. The outer-diameter weld beads were removed for the microwave inspection. In two of the four pipes, both the outer and inner weld beads were removed and the pipe joints re-evaluated. The pipes were sectioned and the joints destructively evaluated with the side-bend test by cutting portions of the fusion joint into slices that were planed and bent. The last step in this limited study will be to correlate the fusion parameters, nondestructive, and destructive evaluation results to validate the effectiveness of what each NDE technology detects and what each does not detect. The results of the correlation will be used in identifying any future work that is needed.

Anderson, Michael T.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; Doctor, Steven R.; Moran, Traci L.; Watts, Michael W.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of silicon-nitride ceramic valves.  

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Silicon-nitride ceramic valves can improve the performance of both light- and heavy-duty automotive engines because of the superior material properties of silicon nitrides over current metal alloys. However, ceramics are brittle materials that may introduce uncertainties in the reliability and durability of ceramic valves. As a result, the lifetime of ceramic valves are difficult to predict theoretically due to wide variations in the type and distribution of microstructural flaws in the material. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods are therefore required to assess the quality and reliability of these valves. Because ceramic materials are optically translucent and the strength-limiting flaws are normally located near the valve surface, a laser-scatter method can be used for NDE evaluation of ceramic valves. This paper reviews the progress in the development of this NDE method and its application to inspect silicon-nitride ceramic valves at various stages of manufacturing and bench and engine tests.

Sun, J. G.; Zhang, J. M.; Andrews, M. J.; Tretheway, J. S.; Phillips, N. S .L.; Jensen, J. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division; Univ. of Texas; Caterpillar, Inc.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAI Machine Assembly and Installation (Section) MQP Management and Quality Program NDE Non-Destructive test and Examination PIA Protection Important Activity PIC Protection...

226

Application of Noise Cancelling and Damage Detection Algorithms in NDE of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Impact Signals  

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Delamination is a commonly observed distress in concrete bridge decks. Among all the delamination detection methods, acoustic methods have the advantages of being fast and inexpensive. In traditional acoustic inspection methods, the inspector drags a chain along or hammers on the bridge deck and detects delamination from the 'hollowness' of the sounds. The signals are often contaminated by ambient traffic noise and the detection of delamination is highly subjective. This paper describes the performance of an impact-bases acoustic NDE method where the traffic noise was filtered by employing a noise cancelling algorithm and where subjectivity was eliminated by introducing feature extraction and pattern recognition algorithms. Different algorithms were compared and the best one was selected in each category. The comparison showed that the modified independent component analysis (ICA) algorithm was most effective in cancelling the traffic noise and features consisting of mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) had the best performance in terms of repeatability and separabillty. The condition of the bridge deck was then detected by a radial basis function (RBF) neural network. The performance of the system was evaluated using both experimental and field data. The results show that the selected algorithms increase the noise robustness of acoustic methods and perform satisfactorily if the training data is representative.

Zhang, Gang; Harichandran, Ronald S.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

227

Radial reflection diffraction tomography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A wave-based tomographic imaging method and apparatus based upon one or more rotating radially outward oriented transmitting and receiving elements have been developed for non-destructive evaluation. At successive angular locations at a fixed radius, a predetermined transmitting element can launch a primary field and one or more predetermined receiving elements can collect the backscattered field in a "pitch/catch" operation. A Hilbert space inverse wave (HSIW) algorithm can construct images of the received scattered energy waves using operating modes chosen for a particular application. Applications include, improved intravascular imaging, bore hole tomography, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of parts having existing access holes.

Lehman, Sean K.

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

228

Radial Reflection diffraction tomorgraphy  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A wave-based tomographic imaging method and apparatus based upon one or more rotating radially outward oriented transmitting and receiving elements have been developed for non-destructive evaluation. At successive angular locations at a fixed radius, a predetermined transmitting element can launch a primary field and one or more predetermined receiving elements can collect the backscattered field in a "pitch/catch" operation. A Hilbert space inverse wave (HSIW) algorithm can construct images of the received scattered energy waves using operating modes chosen for a particular application. Applications include, improved intravascular imaging, bore hole tomography, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of parts having existing access holes.

Lehman, Sean K

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

229

Nondestructive evaluation of silicon-nitride ceramic valves from engine duration test.  

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In this study, we investigated impact and wear damage in silicon-nitride ceramic valves that were subjected to an engine duration test in a natural-gas engine. A high-speed automated laser-scattering system was developed for the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of 10 SN235P silicon-nitride valves. The NDE system scans the entire valve surface and generates a two-dimensional scattering image that is used to identify location, size and relative severity of subsurface damage in the valves. NED imaging data were obtained at before and at 100 and 500 hours of the engine duration test. The NDE data were analyzed and compared with surface photomicrographs. Wear damage was found in the impact surface of all valves, expecially for exhaust valves. However, the NDE examination did not detect subsurface damage such as cracks or spalls in these engine-tested valves.

Sun, J. G.; Trethewey, J. S.; Vanderspiegle, N. N.; Jensen, J. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division; Caterpillar, Inc.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Nondestructive evaluation and characterization of damage and repair to continuous-fiber ceramic composite panels.  

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Continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites are currently being developed for a variety of high-temperature applications. Because of the high costs of making these components, minor damage incurred during manufacturing or operation must be rewired in order to extend the life of the components. In this study, five ceramic-grade Nicalon{trademark} fiber/SiNC-matrix composite panels were intentionally damaged with a pendulum-type impactor during an impact test. The damaged panels were then repaired at Dow Corning Corporation. Three nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods were used to study the characteristics of the panels after the damage and again after the panels were repaired. The NDE methods were X-ray radiography, infrared thermal imaging, and air-coupled ultrasound. The results showed that the impact test induced various types of damage in the panels. The NDE data that were obtained by the three NDE methods were correlated with each other.

Sun, J. G.; Petrak, D. R.; Pillai, T. A. K.; Deemer, C.; Ellingson, W. A.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Use of fiber optic guided, laser induced acoustic waves for nde  

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the fiber ends. This heat was generated because as mentioned before the laser light only propagates in the core of the fiber. So a large percentage of the energy strikes cladding and surrounding material where it is partially absorbed as heat. The reason...USE OF FIBER OPTIC GUIDED, LASER INDUCED ACOUSTIC WAVES FOR NDE A Thesis by CHARLES EDWARD DUFFER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

Duffer, Charles Edward

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

How I Do Research William Q. Meeker  

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and prediction · Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) ­ Planning experiments to evaluate NDE systems ­ Estimation

McCalley, James D.

233

A nonlinear study of laser heating for NDE  

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-Variation of diffusivity with temperature 2. 3 -Reflectivity vs. temperature for pure titanium (Wavelength =0. 665 tim). 2. 4 -Reflectivity vs. wavelength for pure titanium (Room temperature). 3. 1 ? Laser pulse profile p(t) vs. t, with p(t) normalized... to unity 3. 2 -Runge-Kutta algorithm for evaluation of Ready's integral 3. 3 -Diffusivity and conductivity vs. temperatur, for pure titanium 3. 4 -Temperature time history (r=0, z =0), for pure titanium 3. 5 -Diffusivity and conductivity vs. temperature...

Machiraju, Ravi Shanker Srinivas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

234

Development of nondestructive evaluation methods for ceramic coatings.  

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Various nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies are being developed to study the use of ceramic coatings on components in the hot-gas path of advanced low-emission gas-fired turbines. The types of ceramic coatings include thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs). TBCs are under development for vanes, blades, and combustor liners to allow hotter gas-path temperatures, and EBCs are under development to reduce environmental damage to high-temperature components made of ceramic matrix composites. The NDE methods will be used to (a) provide data to assess the reliability of new coating application processes, (b) identify defective components that could cause unscheduled outages, (c) track growth rates of defects during component use in engines, and (d) allow rational judgment for replace/repair/re-use decisions regarding components. Advances in TBC application, both electron beam-physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) and air plasma spraying (APS), are allowing higher temperatures in the hot-gas path. However, as TBCs become ''prime reliant,'' their condition at scheduled or unscheduled outages must be known. NDE methods are under development to assess the condition of the TBC for pre-spall conditions. EB-PVD test samples with up to 70 thermal cycles have been studied by a newly developed method involving polarized laser back-scatter NDE. Results suggest a correlation between the NDE laser data and the TBC/bond-coat topography. This finding is important because several theories directed toward understanding the pre-spall condition suggest that the topography in the thermally grown oxide layer changes significantly as a function of the number of thermal cycles. Tests have also been conducted with this NDE method on APS TBCs. Results suggest that the pre-spall condition is detected for these coatings. One-sided, high-speed thermal imaging also has shown promise for NDE of APS coatings. Testing of SiC/SiC composites for combustor liners has demonstrated that environmental EBCs are required to reduce oxidation-induced recession rates. NDE technologies, primarily one-sided and through-thickness thermal imaging, are under development to detect delaminations and degradation of EBCs. Recent results have demonstrated that NDE thermal image data correctly detected pre-spall regions of a barium-strontium-alumino-silicate coating on melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC. The NDE data were verified with field test data from a combustor liner in a 4.5 MW(e) natural-gas-fired turbine. The shape of the spalled EBC region and the growth of the spalled EBC region after various engine run times were correlated with boroscope image data from field tests. An effort has recently been started to address NDE development for oxide/oxide ceramic composites with an EBC. We will discuss the NDE methods under development for TBCs, recent NDE test results from thermally cycled TBCs, NDE results from EBCs on SiC/SiC, and the new effort directed toward oxide/oxide materials.

Ellingson, W. A.; Deemer, C.; Sun, J. G.; Erdman, S.; Muliere, D.; Wheeler, B.

2002-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Remotely Operated NDE System for Inspection of Hanford's Double Shell Waste Tank Knuckle Regions  

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This report documents work performed at the PNNL in FY01 to support development of a Remotely Operated NDE (RONDE) system capable of inspecting the knuckle region of Hanford's DSTs. The development effort utilized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology wherever possible and provided a transport and scanning device for implementing the SAFT and T-SAFT techniques.

Pardini, Allan F; Alzheimer, James M; Crawford, Susan L; Diaz, Aaron A; Gervais, Kevin L; Harris, Robert V; Riechers, Douglas M; Samuel, Todd J; Schuster, George J; Tucker, Joseph C

2001-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

236

Concurrent ultrasonic weld evaluation system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for concurrent, non-destructive evaluation of partially completed welds for use in conjunction with an automated welder is disclosed. The system utilizes real time, automated ultrasonic inspection of a welding operation as the welds are being made by providing a transducer which follows a short distance behind the welding head. Reflected ultrasonic signals are analyzed utilizing computer based digital pattern recognition techniques to discriminate between good and flawed welds on a pass by pass basis. The system also distinguishes between types of weld flaws. 5 figs.

Hood, D.W.; Johnson, J.A.; Smartt, H.B.

1987-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent ultrasonic weld evaluation system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for concurrent, non-destructive evaluation of partially completed welds for use in conjunction with an automated welder. The system utilizes real time, automated ultrasonic inspection of a welding operation as the welds are being made by providing a transducer which follows a short distance behind the welding head. Reflected ultrasonic signals are analyzed utilizing computer based digital pattern recognition techniques to discriminate between good and flawed welds on a pass by pass basis. The system also distinguishes between types of weld flaws.

Hood, Donald W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, John A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Smartt, Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in evaluation and improvement in nondestructive examination reliability for inservice inspection of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) and characterize fabrication flaws in reactor pressure vessels  

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This paper is a review of the work conducted under two programs. One (NDE Reliability Program) is a multi-year program addressing the reliability of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) for the inservice inspection (ISI) of light water reactor components. This program examines the reliability of current NDE, the effectiveness of evolving technologies, and provides assessments and recommendations to ensure that the NDE is applied at the right time, in the right place with sufficient effectiveness that defects of importance to structural integrity will be reliably detected and accurately characterized. The second program (Characterizing Fabrication Flaws in Reactor Pressure Vessels) is assembling a data base to quantify the distribution of fabrication flaws that exist in US nuclear reactor pressure vessels with respect to density, size, type, and location. These programs will be discussed as two separate sections in this report. 4 refs., 7 figs.

Doctor, S.R.; Bowey, R.E.; Good, M.S.; Friley, J.R.; Kurtz, R.J.; Simonen, F.A.; Taylor, T.T.; Heasler, P.G.; Andersen, E.S.; Diaz, A.A.; Greenwood, M.S.; Hockey, R.L.; Schuster, G.J.; Spanner, J.C.; Vo, T.V.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

The potential for imaging of in situ damage in inflatable space structures.  

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NASA is investigating the use of inflatable habitat structures for orbital transfer and planetary applications. Since space structures are vulnerable to damage from micrometeoroid and orbital debris, it is important to investigate means of detecting such damage. This study is an investigation into methods for performing non-destructive evaluation (NDE) on inflatable habitat modules. Results of this work showed that various electromagnetic imaging modalities from microwaves to terahertz imaging have the greatest potential for a viable, portable, NDE tool which could possibly be deployed aboard an inflatable habitat module.

Madaras, Eric I. (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

The characterization of Lamb and Rayleigh waves in plates with ramp-like changes in thickness  

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-up 12 FIG. 2. 4. Sample pulse duration of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser 14 FIG. 2, 5. Acoustic wave detection set-up . FIG. 2. 6. A standard Fizeau interferometer 17 18 FIG. 2. 8. A typical bandpass filter . 23 FIG. 2. 9. The complete TAP-NDE... I INTRODUCTION In recent years, significant advances have been made in the area of non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Much of this progress involves interrogation techniques utilizing Rayleigh waves in thick structures, and Lamb waves in thin...

Uzzell, Christopher Tinsley

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive evaluation of environmental barrier coatings in CFCC combustor liners.  

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Advanced combustor liners fabricated of SiC/SiC continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic composite (CFCC) and covered with environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) have been successfully tested in Solar Turbines Inc. field engines. The primary goal for the CFCC/EBC liners is to reach a 30,000-h lifetime. Because the EBCs, when applied on the hot surfaces of liners, protect the underlying CFCC from oxidation damage, their performance is critical in achieving the lifetime goal. To determine CFCC/EBC liner condition and assess operating damage, the liners were subjected to nondestructive evaluation (NDE) during various processing stages, as well as before and after the engine test. The NDE techniques included pulsed infrared thermal imaging, air-coupled ultrasonic scanning, and X-ray computerized tomography. It was found that EBC damage and spallation depend on the condition of the CFCC material. The NDE results and correlations with destructive examination are discussed.

Sun, J. G.; Benz, J.; Ellingson, W. A.; Kimmel, J. B.; Price, J. R.; Energy Technology; Solar Turbines, Inc

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniaturized hand held microwave interference scanning system for NDE of dielectric armor and armor systems  

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Inspection of ceramic-based armor has advanced through development of a microwave-based, portable, non-contact NDE system. Recently, this system was miniaturized and made wireless for maximum utility in field applications. The electronic components and functionality of the laboratory system are retained, with alternative means of position input for creation of scan images. Validation of the detection capability was recently demonstrated using specially fabricated surrogates and ballistic impact-damaged specimens. The microwave data results have been compared to data from laboratory-based microwave interferometry systems and digital x-ray imaging. The microwave interference scanning has been shown to reliably detect cracks, laminar features and material property variations. The authors present details of the system operation, descriptions of the test samples used and recent results obtained.

Schmidt, Karl F.; Little, Jack R. [Evisive, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Ellingson, William A. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL(United States); Meitzler, Thomas J. [US Army Research and Development Command Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI (United States); Green, William [US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Current industry standards and practices for qualification of NDE personnel -- What is performance demonstration telling us?  

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This paper presents an overview of the most commonly used documents relating to qualification requirements for personnel who perform nondestructive examination (NDE), primarily ultrasonic (UT) examination in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power industries. Nondestructive examination has been used for many years to ascertain the condition of a wide variety of components. An essential element in the effectiveness of nondestructive examination is the qualification of the personnel who are responsible for and who perform nondestructive examinations. One of the most effective methods of ascertaining the proficiency of equipment, procedures, and personnel is by a performance demonstration conducted on samples containing actual flaws. In the last 10 to 15 years, performance demonstrations have indicated the level of proficiency of personnel to be considerably lower than had been thought.

Kellerhall, R.A. [SubSea International Inc., Corpus Christi, TX (United States). NDE Services

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

244

Evaluation of Nondestructive Assay/Nondestructive Examination Capabilities for Department of Energy Spent Nuclear Fuel  

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This report summarizes an evaluation of the potential use of nondestructive assay (NDA) and nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies on DOE spent nuclear fuel (SNF). It presents the NDA/NDE information necessary for the National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) and the SNF storage sites to use when defining that role, if any, of NDA/NDE in characterization and certification processes. Note that the potential role for NDA/NDE includes confirmatory testing on a sampling basis and is not restricted to use as a primary, item-specific, data collection method. The evaluation does not attempt to serve as a basis for selecting systems for development or deployment. Information was collected on 27 systems being developed at eight DOE locations. The systems considered are developed to some degree, but are not ready for deployment on the full range of DOE SNF and still require additional development. The system development may only involve demonstrating performance on additional SNF, packaging the system for deployment, and developing calibration standards, or it may be as extensive as performing additional basic research. Development time is considered to range from one to four years. We conclude that NDA/NDE systems are capable of playing a key role in the characterization and certification of DOE SNF, either as the primary data source or as a confirmatory test. NDA/NDE systems will be able to measure seven of the nine key SNF properties and to derive data for the two key properties not measured directly. The anticipated performance goals of these key properties are considered achievable except for enrichment measurements on fuels near 20% enrichment. NDA/NDE systems can likely be developed to measure the standard canisters now being considered for co-disposal of DOE SNF. This ability would allow the preparation of DOE SNF for storage now and the characterization and certification to be finalize later.

Luptak, A.J.; Bulmahn, K.D.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a Novel NDE Method for Monitoring Thermomechanical Damage and Microstructure Evolution in Ferritic-Martensitic Steels for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems  

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The main goal of the proposed project is the development of validated nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for in situ monitoring of ferritic-martensitic steels like Grade 91 9Cr-1Mo, which are candidate materials for Generation IV nuclear energy structural components operating at temperatures up to ~650{degree}C and for steam-generator tubing for sodium-cooled fast reactors. Full assessment of thermomechanical damage requires a clear separation between thermally activated microstructural evolution and creep damage caused by simultaneous mechanical stress. Creep damage can be classified as "negligible" creep without significant plastic strain and "ordinary" creep of the primary, secondary, and tertiary kind that is accompanied by significant plastic deformation and/or cavity nucleation and growth. Under negligible creep conditions of interest in this project, minimal or no plastic strain occurs, and the accumulation of creep damage does not significantly reduce the fatigue life of a structural component so that low-temperature design rules, such as the ASME Section III, Subsection NB, can be applied with confidence. The proposed research project will utilize a multifaceted approach in which the feasibility of electrical conductivity and thermo-electric monitoring methods is researched and coupled with detailed post-thermal/creep exposure characterization of microstructural changes and damage processes using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques, with the aim of establishing the most effective nondestructive materials evaluation technique for particular degradation modes in high-temperature alloys that are candidates for use in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) as well as providing the necessary mechanism-based underpinnings for relating the two. Only techniques suitable for practical application in situ will be considered. As the project evolves and results accumulate, we will also study the use of this technique for monitoring other GEN IV materials. Through the results obtained from this integrated materials behavior and NDE study, new insight will be gained into the best nondestructive creep and microstructure monitoring methods for the particular mechanisms identified in these materials. The proposed project includes collaboration with a national laboratory partner and the results will also serve as a foundation to guide the efforts of scientists in the DOE laboratory, university, and industrial communities concerned with the technological challenges of monitoring creep and microstructural evolution in materials planned to be used in Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems.

Nagy, Peter

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic Phased Array Evaluation of Control Rod Drive Mechanism (CRDM) Nozzle Interference Fit and Weld Region  

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In this investigation, non-destructive and destructive testing were used to evaluate potential boric acid leakage paths around an Alloy 600 CRDM penetration (Nozzle 63) from the North Anna Unit 2 reactor pressure vessel head that was removed from service in 2003. For this investigation, Nozzle 63 was examined using phased array ultrasonic testing. Prior to examining Nozzle 63, a CRDM penetration mockup with known notches and boric acid deposits was used to assess probe sensitivity, resolution and calibration. Following the non-destructive testing of Nozzle 63, the nozzle was destructively examined to visually assess the leak paths. These destructive and nondestructive results are compared and results are presented. The results of this investigation may be used by NRC to evaluate licensees’ volumetric leak path assessment methodologies and to support regulatory inspection requirements.

Cinson, Anthony D.; Crawford, Susan L.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Mathews, Royce; Hanson, Brady D.; Diaz, Aaron A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NDE and DE of PWSCC Found in the J-Groove Weld of a Removed-From-Service Control Rod Drive Mechanism  

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Studies conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington focused on assessing the effectiveness of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques for inspecting control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and J-groove weldments. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the effectiveness of NDE methods as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies. Two CRDM assemblies were removed from service, decontaminated, and then used in a series of laboratory NDE and DE measurements; this report addresses the following questions: 1) What did each NDE technique detect?, 2) What did each NDE technique miss?, 3) How accurately did each NDE technique characterize the detected flaws?, and finally 4) What were the basis for the NDE techniques performance? Two CRDM assemblies including the CRDM nozzle, the J-groove weld, buttering, and a portion of the ferritic head material were selected for this study. This paper focuses on a CRDM assembly that contained suspected PWSCC, based on in-service inspection data and through-wall leakage. The laboratory NDE measurements used to examine the CRDM assembly followed standard industry techniques for conducting in-service inspections of CRDM nozzles and the crown of the J-groove welds and buttering. These techniques included eddy current testing, time of flight diffraction ultrasound, and penetrant testing. In addition, other laboratory-based NDE methods were employed to conduct inspections of the CRDM assembly with particular emphasis on inspecting the J-groove weld and buttering. These techniques included volumetric ultrasonic inspection of the J-groove weld metal, visual testing via replicant material of the J-groove weld and high resolution photography of the J-groove weld crown and buttering. The results from these NDE studies were used to guide the development of the destructive characterization plan. The NDE studies found several crack-like indications. The NDE and DE studies determined that one of these was a through-weld radially-oriented PWSCC crack in the wetted surface of the J-groove weld, located at the transition point between the weld and the buttering. The crack was 6 mm long on the surface and quickly grew to 25 mm long at a depth of 8 mm, covering the length of the weld between the penetration tube and the carbon steel. The NDE studies found that only ET was able to detect the through-weld crack. The crack was oriented poorly for the ultrasonic testing, and was too tight for accurate PT or VT. The ET voltage response of the flaw was 30% that of a deep EDM notch. The DE performed on the crack consisted of slicing the crack into thin sections, polishing the sections, and then using optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to characterize the crack. DE shows the crack was PWSCC and that it initiated on the wetted surface, grew and expanded through the weld metal, and exited into the annulus. The SEM examinations showed the crack followed the weld grain boundaries as it progressed through the weld. The crack was branched and discontinuous along its length.

Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Schuster, George J.; Harris, Rob; Crawford, Susan L.; Seffens, Rob J.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Bruemmer, Stephen M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Destructive Validation of NDE Responses of Service-Induced PWSCC Found in North Anna 2 Control Rod Drive Nozzle 31  

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Studies conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington focused on assessing the effectiveness of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques for inspecting control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and J-groove weldments. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of NDE methods as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies.

Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Schuster, George J.; Harris, Robert V.; Crawford, Susan L.; Seffens, Rob J.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Moyer, C.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design of the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main NDE and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. CMU has fully designed every module in terms of the mechanical, electrical and software elements (architecture only). Substantial effort has gone into pre-prototyping to uncover mechanical, electrical and software issues for critical elements of the design. Design requirements for sensor-providers were also detailed and finalized and provided to them for inclusion in their designs. CMU is expecting to start 2006 with a detailed design effort for both mechanical and electrical components, followed by procurement and fabrication efforts in late winter/spring 2006. The assembly and integration efforts will occupy all of the spring and summer of 2006. Software development will also be a major effort in 2006, and will result in porting and debugging of code on the module- and train-levels in late summer and Fall of 2006. Final pipe mock-up testing is expected in late fall and early winter 2006 with an acceptance demonstration of the robot train (with a sensor-module mock-up) planned to DoE/NGA towards the end of 2006.

Susan Burkett; Hagen Schempf

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive component separation using infrared radiant energy  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for separating a first component and a second component from one another at an adhesive bond interface between the first component and second component. Typically the method involves irradiating the first component with infrared radiation from a source that radiates substantially only short wavelengths until the adhesive bond is destabilized, and then separating the first component and the second component from one another. In some embodiments an assembly of components to be debonded is placed inside an enclosure and the assembly is illuminated from an IR source that is external to the enclosure. In some embodiments an assembly of components to be debonded is simultaneously irradiated by a multi-planar array of IR sources. Often the IR radiation is unidirectional. In some embodiments the IR radiation is narrow-band short wavelength infrared radiation.

Simandl, Ronald F. (Knoxville, TN); Russell, Steven W. (Knoxville, TN); Holt, Jerrid S. (Knoxville, TN); Brown, John D. (Harriman, TN)

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Neutron Imaging to Analyze Particulate Filters  

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Science Division Hassina Z. Bilheux Sophie Voisin Oak Ridge National Laboratory Neutron Scattering Science Division Jens Gregor University of Tennessee - Knoxville Dept....

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Non-Destructive Neutron Imaging to Analyze Particulate Filters | Department  

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Nondestructive Evaluation Quality Procedure: Personnel Qualification and Certification Radiographic Testing-Levels I& II  

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This Operational Procedure establishes the minimum requirements for the qualification and certification/recertification of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) personnel in the nondestructive testing (NDT) radiographic testing (RT) method. This document is in accordance with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, 1996, except as amended herein.

Dolan, K; Rikard, R D; Rodriquez, J

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Parametric Confidence Bands for Cumulative Distributions from Censored Data  

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), a function that is used to assess nondestructive evaluation (NDE) capability. Keywords: Bootstrap, likelihood example is the need to quantify nondestructive evaluation (NDE) capability. NDE methods are used

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A Consortium of the United States Council for Automotive Research Nondestructive Evaluation Steering Committee  

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.....................................................................................................11 Chapter 2 The Expanding Role of NDE in the Automotive Industry.................................13 2.1. The Role of NDE in Lightweighting ..........................................................18 2.2. The Role of NDE in Manufacturing...........................................................20 2

Knowles, David William

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Performance Demonstration Based Probablity of Detection (POD) Curves for Fatigue Cracks in Piping  

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This paper evaluates non-destructive examination (NDE) detection capabilities for fatigue cracks in piping. Industry performance demonstration initiative (PDI) data for fatigue crack detection were used to develop a matrix of statistically based probability of detection (POD) curves that consider various NDE performance factors. Seven primary performance factors were identified – Material, Crack Geometry/Type, NDE Examination Access, NDE Procedure, Examiner Qualification, Pipe Diameter, and Pipe Wall Thickness. A database of 16,181 NDE performance observations, with 18 fields associated with each observation, was created and used to develop statistically based POD curves for 42 stainless steel and 14 carbon steel performance cases. Subsequent comparisons of the POD fits for each of the cases showed that excellent NDE performance for fatigue cracks can be expected for ferritic materials. Very little difference was observed between the POD curves for the 14 carbon steel performance cases considered in this study and NDE performance could therefore be represented by a single POD curve. For stainless steel, very good performance can also be expected for circumferential cracks located on the same side of the weld from which the NDE examination is made. POD depended primarily on component thickness. Three POD curves for stainless steel were prepared. Best estimate and the associated 95% confidence bounds for POD versas through-wall depth logistic regression digital data are provided. Probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) calculations were performed to compare best estimate leak probabilities obtained from both the new performance-based POD curves and previous PFM models. This work was performed under joint funding by EPRI and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology’s Nuclear Energy Plant Optimization (NEPO) program.

Gosselin, Stephen R.; Simonen, Fredric A.; Heasler, Patrick G.; Becker, F. L.; Doctor, Steven R.; Carter, R. G.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about on-line weld...

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Development of nondestructive evaluation methods for structural ceramics  

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Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods using three-dimensional microfocus X-ray computed tomographic imaging (3DXCT) were employed to map axial and radial density variations in hot-gas filters and heat exchanger tubes. 3D XCT analysis was conducted on (a) two 38-mm-OD, 6.5-mm wall, SiC/SiC heat exchanger tubes infiltrated by CVI; (b) eight 10 cm diam. oxide/oxide heat exchanger tubes; and (c) one 26-cm-long Nextel fiber/SiC matrix hot-gas filter. The results show that radial and axial density uniformity as well as porosity, can be assessed by 3D XCT. NDE methods are also under development to assess thermal barrier coatings which are under development as methods to protect gas-turbine first-stage hot section metallic substrates. Further, because both shop and field joining of CFCC materials will be necessary, work is now beginning on development of NDE methods for joining.

Ellingson, W.A.; Koehl, R.D.; Wilson, J.A.; Stuckey, J.B. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.; Engel, H.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.; [Heaviside Science, Inc., Melbourne, FL (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Turbine Blades Using Computed Tomography  

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Turbine blades are high value castings having complex internal geometry. Computed Tomography has been employed on Turbine blades for finding out defects and internal details. The wall thickness, rib thickness and radius of curvature are measured from the CT slices. The discontinuities including blockages of cooling passages in the cast material can be detected. 3D visualization of the turbine blade provides in extracting its internal features including inaccessible areas nondestructively, which is not possible through conventional NDE methods. The salient features for evaluation of turbine blades using Tomography are brought out.

C. Muralidhar; S. N. Lukose; M. P. Subramanian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of the International Cooperative Program for Inspection of Nickel Alloy Components - PINC  

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Primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) has occurred world-wide in nuclear power plants and is seen as a serious issue. Crack samples show very tight and very complex cracks in the nickel-base weld metal and forgings that are difficult to detect, size, and characterize. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is conducting a research program on non-destructive evaluation (NDE) reliability in detecting and characterizing PWSCC. This program is part of an international cooperative research project called the Program for the Inspection of Nickel-Alloy Components (PINC), led by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which has been set up to leverage efforts in several countries to address this significant and common problem. This work has the general goal of developing an understanding of the morphology of PWSCC and assessing the NDE responses from it.

Schuster, George J.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Doctor, Steven R.; Moyer, Carol E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Quantitative NDE Techniques to High Level Waste Storage Tanks  

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As various issues make the continued usage of high-level waste storage tanks attractive, there is an increasing need to sharpen the assessment of their structural integrity. One aspect of a structural integrity program, nondestructive evaluation, is the focus of this paper. In September 2000, a program to support the sites was initiated jointly by Tanks Focus Area and Characterization, Monitoring, and Sensor Technologies Crosscutting Program of the Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy (DOE). The vehicle was the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, one of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers that is operated in close collaboration with the Ames Laboratory, USDOE. The support activities that have been provided by the center will be reviewed. Included are the organization of a series of annual workshops to allow the sites to share experiences and develop coordinated approaches to common problems, the development of an electronic source of relevant information, and assistance of the sites on particular technical problems. Directions and early results on some of these technical assistance projects are emphasized. Included are the discussion of theoretical analysis of ultrasonic wave propagation in curved plates to support the interpretation of tandem synthetic aperture focusing data to detect flaws in the knuckle region of double shell tanks; the evaluation of guided ultrasonic waves, excited by couplant free, electromagnetic acoustic transducers, to rapidly screen for inner wall corrosion in tanks; the use of spread spectrum techniques to gain information about the structural integrity of concrete domes; and the use of magnetic techniques to identify the alloys used in the construction of tanks.

Thompson, R. B.; Rehbein, D. K.; Bastiaans, G.; Terry, M.; Alers, R.

2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconstruction algorithm for limited-angle diffraction tomography for microwave NDE  

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Microwave tomography is becoming a popular imaging modality in nondestructive evaluation and medicine. A commonly encountered challenge in tomography in general is that in many practical situations a full 360° angular access is not possible and with limited access, the quality of reconstructed image is compromised. This paper presents an approach for reconstruction with limited angular access in diffraction tomography. The algorithm takes advantage of redundancies in image Fourier space data obtained from diffracted field measurements and couples it to an error minimization technique using a constrained total variation (CTV) minimization. Initial results from simulated data have been presented here to validate the approach.

Paladhi, P. Roy; Klaser, J.; Tayebi, A.; Udpa, L.; Udpa, S. [Non-destructive Evaluation Lab, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 48824-1226 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of nondestructive evaluation technologies  

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The infrastructure in the US and the world is aging. There is an increasing awareness of the need to assess the severity of the damage occurring to the infrastructure. Limited resources preclude the replacement of all structures that need repairs or have exceeded their life times. Methods to assess the amount and severity of damage are crucial to implementing a systematic, cost effective approach to repair and/or replace the damaged structures. The challenges of inspecting aging structures without impairing their usefulness rely on a variety of technologies and techniques for nondestructive evaluation (NDE). This paper will briefly describe several nondestructive evaluation technologies that are required for inspecting a variety of systems and structures.

Thomas, G.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared-based NDE methods for determining thermal properties and defects in ceramic composites  

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Continuous-fiber ceramic matrix composites are currently being developed for various high temperature applications, including use in advanced heat engines. In the material classes of interest for such applications, i.e., silicon carbide (SiC)-fiber-reinforced SiC (SiC{sub (f)}/SiC), SiC-fiber-reinforced silicon nitride (SiC{sub (f)}/Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}), Al{sub 2}O{sub 3 (f)}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, etc., the condition of the interface between the fibers and matrix is critical to the mechanical and thermal behavior of each component. A nondestructive evaluation method developed at Argonne National Laboratory uses infrared thermal imaging to provide ``single-shot`` full-field measurement of the distribution of thermal diffusivity in large components. By applying digital filtering, interpolation, and least-squares-estimation techniques for noise reduction, the authors have achieved acquisition and analysis times of minutes or less with submillimeter spatial resolution. The system has been used to examine the effects of thermal shock, oxidation treatment, density, and variations in fiber coatings in a full array of test specimens.

Ahuja, S.; Ellingson, W.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.; Steckenrider, J.S. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); Koch, S. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Development Roadmaps for Nondestructive Evaluation of Cables, Concrete, Reactor Pressure Vessels, and Piping Fatique  

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To address these research needs, the MAaD Pathway supported a series of workshops in the summer of 2012 for the purpose of developing R&D roadmaps for enhancing the use of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies and methodologies for detecting aging and degradation of materials and predicting the remaining useful life. The workshops were conducted to assess requirements and technical gaps related to applications of NDE for cables, concrete, reactor pressure vessels (RPV), and piping fatigue for extended reactor life. An overview of the outcomes of the workshops is presented here. Details of the workshop outcomes and proposed R&D also are available in the R&D roadmap documents cited in the bibliography and are available on the LWRS Program website (http://www.inl.gov/lwrs).

Clayton, Dwight A [ORNL] [ORNL; Bakhtiari, Sasan [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Smith, Cyrus M [ORNL] [ORNL; Simmons, Kevin [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Ramuhalli, Pradeep [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Coble, Jamie [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Brenchley, David [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Meyer, Ryan [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DATA FUSION SYSTEM FOR THE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF NON-PIGGABLE PIPES  

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The objectives of this research project are: (1) To design sensor data fusion algorithms that can synergistically combine defect related information from heterogeneous sensors used in gas pipeline inspection for reliably and accurately predicting the condition of the pipe-wall. (2) To develop efficient data management techniques for signals obtained during multisensor interrogation of a gas pipeline. During this reporting period, Rowan University fabricated test specimens with simulated defects for nondestructive evaluation (NDE); designed and developed two versions of a test platform for performing multi-sensor interrogation of test specimens under loaded conditions simulating pressurized gas pipelines; and performed magnetic flux leakage (MFL), ultrasonic testing (UT), thermal imaging and acoustic emission (AE) NDE on the test specimens. The data resulting from this work will be employed for designing multi-sensor data fusion algorithms.

Shreekanth Mandayam; Robi Polikar; John C. Chen

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of SQUID magnetometry applied to nondestructive evaluation  

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This paper reports on the development of the SQUID as the most sensitive instrument known for the measurement of changes in magnetic flux has presented new opportunities for its use for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of electrically conducting and ferromagnetic structures. This presentation will review the preliminary studies of this application within the past few years in order to serve as an introduction to those that follow. It will include early work by the author which explored the ability of a SQUID to detect defects in a buried pipe and to detect fatigue in steel structures.

Weinstock, H. (Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling AFB, DC (United States))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic nondestructive inspection of solid objects Tadeusz Stepinski  

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for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials for more than half a cen- tury. A number of NDE techniques have been. Two main setups normally used in NDE for ultrasonic inspection of solid objects are contact

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Non-Destructive Spent Fuel Characterization with Semi-Conducting Gallium Arsinde Neutron Imaging Arrays  

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High resistivity bulk grown GaAs has been used to produce thermal neutron imaging devices for use in neutron radiography and characterizing burnup in spent fuel. The basic scheme utilizes a portable Sb/Be source for monoenergetic (24 keV) neutron radiation source coupled to an Fe filter with a radiation hard B-coated pixellated GaAs detector array as the primary neutron detector. The coated neutron detectors have been tested for efficiency and radiation hardness in order to determine their fitness for the harsh environments imposed by spent fuel. Theoretical and experimental results are presented, showing detector radiation hardness, expected detection efficiency and the spatial resolution from such a scheme. A variety of advanced neutron detector designs have been explored, with experimental results achieving 13% thermal neutron detection efficiency while projecting the possibility of over 30% thermal neutron detection efficiency.

Douglas S. McGregor; Holly K. Gersch; Jeffrey D. Sanders; John C. Lee; Mark D. Hammig; Michael R. Hartman; Yong Hong Yang; Raymond T. Klann; Brian Van Der Elzen; John T. Lindsay; Philip A. Simpson

2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic emission non-destructive testing of structures using source location techniques.  

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The technology of acoustic emission (AE) testing has been advanced and used at Sandia for the past 40 years. AE has been used on structures including pressure vessels, fire bottles, wind turbines, gas wells, nuclear weapons, and solar collectors. This monograph begins with background topics in acoustics and instrumentation and then focuses on current acoustic emission technology. It covers the overall design and system setups for a test, with a wind turbine blade as the object. Test analysis is discussed with an emphasis on source location. Three test examples are presented, two on experimental wind turbine blades and one on aircraft fire extinguisher bottles. Finally, the code for a FORTRAN source location program is given as an example of a working analysis program. Throughout the document, the stress is on actual testing of real structures, not on laboratory experiments.

Beattie, Alan G.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive assay of EBR-II blanket elements using resonance transmission analysis.  

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Resonance transmission analysis utilizing a faltered reactor beam was examined as a means of determining the {sup 239}Pu content in Experimental Breeder Reactor-II depleted uranium blanket elements. The technique uses cadmium and gadolinium falters along with a {sup 239}Pu fission chamber to isolate the 0.3 eV resonance in {sup 239}Pu. In the energy range of this resonance (0.1 eV to 0.5 ev), the total microscopic cross-section of {sup 239}Pu is significantly greater than the cross-sections of {sup 238}U and {sup 235}U. This large difference allows small changes in the {sup 239}Pu content of a sample to result in large changes in the mass signal response. Tests with small stacks of depleted uranium and {sup 239}Pu foils indicate a significant change in response based on the {sup 239}Pu content of the foil stack. In addition, the tests indicate good agreement between the measured and predicted values of {sup 239}Pu up to approximately two weight percent.

Klann, R.T.; Poenitz, W.P.

1998-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced non-destructive assay Sample Search...  

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1.4.2, and 1.4.3 Collection: Physics 2 AquaCore: A Programmable Architecture for Microfluidics Ahmed M. Amin, Mithuna Thottethodi, T. N. Vijaykumar Summary: . Such explicit...

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Non-destructive assay of mechanical components using gamma-rays and thermal neutrons  

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This work presents the results obtained in the inspection of several mechanical components through neutron and gamma-ray transmission radiography. The 4.46 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} n.cm{sup -2}.s{sup -1} thermal neutron flux available at the main port of the Argonauta research reactor in Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear has been used as source for the neutron radiographic imaging. The 412 keV {gamma}-ray emitted by {sup 198}Au, also produced in that reactor, has been used as interrogation agent for the gamma radiography. Imaging Plates - IP specifically designed to operate with thermal neutrons or with X-rays have been employed as detectors and storage devices for each of these radiations.

Souza, Erica Silvani; Avelino, Mila R. [PPG-EM/UERJ, R. Sao Francisco Xavier, 524, Maracana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ (Brazil); Almeida, Gevaldo L. de; Souza, Maria Ines S. [IEN/CNEN, Rua Helio de Almeida, 75, Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro - RJ (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Destructive Testing of Subsurface Infrastructure using Induced Polarization and Electrical Resistivity Imaging  

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B.5 Data Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 B.6 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 ix APPENDIX C. PIPE IMAGES... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 C.1 Pipe gures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 APPENDIX D. MATLAB POST PROCESSING CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 D.1 MATLAB Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 x LIST...

Tucker, Stacey Elizabeth

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantification of Wellbore Leakage Risk Using Non?destructive Borehole Logging Techniques  

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Well integrity is important at all potential CCS locations and may play a crucial role establishing leakage risk in areas where there is a high density of existing wells that could be impacted by the storage operations including depleted petroleum fields where EOR or CCS will occur. To address a need for risk quantification methods that can be directly applied to individual wells using borehole logging tools a study was conducted using data from five wells in Wyoming. The objectives of the study were: Objective 1 Develop methods to establish the baseline flow parameters (porosity and permeability or mobility) from individual measurements of the material properties and defects in a well. Objective 2 Develop a correlation between field flow?property data and cement logs that can be used to establish the flow?properties of well materials and well features using cement mapping tools. Objective 3 Establish a method that uses the flow?property model (Objective 2) to analyze the statistical uncertainties associated with individual well leakage that can provide basis for uncertainty in risk calculations. The project objectives were met through the logging of five wells in Carbon and Natrona County Wyoming to collect data that was used to estimate individual and average well flow properties and model the results using ultrasonic data collected during the logging. Three of the five wells provided data on point and average flow properties for well annuli. Data from the other two wells were used to create models of cement permeability and test whether information collected in one well could be used to characterize another well. The results of the in?situ point measurements were confirmed by the lab measurements sidewall cores collected near the same depths Objective 1 was met using the data collected through logging, testing, and sampling. The methods were developed that can establish baseline flow parameters of wells by both point and average test methods. The methods to estimate the flow properties modeling of point pressure tests, modeling of vertical interference tests, and laboratory measurement of cased?hole sidewall cores The wells were in sufficiently good shape to allow the development of the characterization methods while still having enough defects to study differences in results as they relate to well integrity. Samples and tests analyzed from three of five wells studied in showed the cements were largely intact and had not degraded from exposure native brines. Log results taken in conjunction with the core measurements indicate that interfaces and/or problems with cement placement due to eccentering provide preferential flow paths for fluids, which can increase the effective permeability of the barrier several orders of magnitude above the permeability of intact cement. The results of the maps created using logging tools indicating that the cement condition and bond are generally good identify a need for more research to understand how logs can be used to predict effective well permeabilities such as those measured by the VITs in this study.

Duguid, Andrew; Butsch, Robert; Cary, J.; Celia, Michael; Chugunov, Nikita; Gasda, Sarah; Hovorka, Susan; Ramakrishnan, T. S.; Stamp, Vicki; Thingelstad, Rebecca; Wang, James

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-destructive testing of carbon reinforced plastics by means of phase retrieval  

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In this work, the SLM-based phase retrieval system will be used to inspect carbon reinforced plastics samples (CFRP) under applying a thermal load. For this purpose, the system is used to capture a sequence of 8 spatially separated recording planes, where the distance between subsequent planes equals 2 mm. For detecting the hidden failures two sets of intensity observations are recorded. The first set for the initial state and the second set is captured after applying the load. To recover the phase information associated with the two states, the captured intensities have been subjected to an iterative algorithm based on the method of generalized projection.

Agour, Mostafa; Kopylow, Christoph v; Bergmann, Ralf B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

NonDestructive Inspection of Adhesive Bonds in Metal-Metal Joints |  

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Strongest non-destructive magnetic field: world record set at 100-tesla  

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Non-Destructive Inspection of Adhesive Bonds in Metal-Metal Joints |  

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Non-Destructive X-ray Measurement of Soot, Ash, Washcoat and Regeneration  

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Nondestructive evaluation of electron-beam braze joins  

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A nondestructive evaluation (NDE) program has been carried out using holographic interferometry, microradiography, and eddy current testing for the inspection of electron beam braze joining of dissimilar metals. Stainless steel tubing was joined to a gold-copper disk using a Cusil (copper/silver) brazing alloy. Holographic interferometry provided an indirect measure of strength by detecting the plastic deformation occurring as a result of applying a stress. Microradiography with the aid of computer graphics displays provided a means of measuring braze penetration into the stainless steel tube. Correlation of results with metallographic examination and microhardness measurements show that holography and microradiography each provide quantitative braze quality rankings. Each method correctly identified variations in braze quality independent of electron beam power (the only processing variable in sample fabrication). Eddy current results were consistent with the other NDE methods but appear to be based on variation in surface topography rather than electrical conductivity. The usefulness of the eddy current method for this problem is questionable due to its sensitivity to the small, complex test piece geometry.

Boyd, D.M.; Shackelford, J.F.; Maxfield, B.W.; Taylor, G.M.

1981-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

282

Development of an Inverse Algorithm for Resonance Inspection  

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Resonance inspection (RI), which employs the natural frequency spectra shift between the good and the anomalous part populations to detect defects, is a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique with many advantages such as low inspection cost, high testing speed, and broad applicability to structures with complex geometry compared to other contemporary NDE methods. It has already been widely used in the automobile industry for quality inspections of safety critical parts. Unlike some conventionally used NDE methods, the current RI technology is unable to provide details, i.e. location, dimension, or types, of the flaws for the discrepant parts. Such limitation severely hinders its wide spread applications and further development. In this study, an inverse RI algorithm based on maximum correlation function is proposed to quantify the location and size of flaws for a discrepant part. A dog-bone shaped stainless steel sample with and without controlled flaws are used for algorithm development and validation. The results show that multiple flaws can be accurately pinpointed back using the algorithms developed, and the prediction accuracy decreases with increasing flaw numbers and decreasing distance between flaws.

Lai, Canhai; Xu, Wei; Sun, Xin

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Development of nondestructive evaluation methods and prediction of effects of flaws on the fracture behavior of structural ceramics  

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Continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites are being developed for turbine engine components, heat exchangers, and hot-gas filters in fossil energy systems. Reliable application requires nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods that provide data for quality assurance and inputs to life time prediction models and that aid in process development. NDE developments at Argonne have focused on methods to assess density distribution, fiber orientation (for mechanical properties), and defect detection in both SiC/SiC and A1{sub 2}O{sub 3}/A1{sub 2}O{sub 3} materials. and that also assess the chemical state at fiber/matrix interfaces. 2-D cloth lay-up and 3-D weave CVI-infiltrated SiC/SiC specimens were studied by X-ray imaging methods now under development. Microfocus X-ray computerized tomography (MXCT) methods are being developed to provide these data. Multinuclear Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (13C, 29Si, and 11B) is under development for quantizing B content at fiber/matrix interfaces. Magic angle spinning techniques on SiC/SiC specimens with different coating thicknesses showed that quantification of B at the Interface is achievable. NDE data are being coupled to room- and elevated-temperature fracture studies to evaluate effects of fiber orientation and fiber coating thickness on resulting flaw morphology and mechanical properties of Nicalon-fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites. Specifically, composites with fiber cloth lay-up sequences of varying coating thicknesses were evaluated. For room-temperature mechanical evaluation, composites with carbon-fiber coating thicknesses of 0 and 0.2 {mu}m were used, while elevated-temperature studies used composites with a coating thickness of 0.4 {mu}m. Composites with uncoated fibers failed in a brittle mode, while composites with 0.2 {mu}m fiber coating showed noncatastrophic failure.

Ellingson, W.A.; Singh, J.P.; Sivers, E.A. [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic Inspection Results of Double Shell Tank (DST) 241-AP-108 [SEC 1 and 2  

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This document presents the results and documentation of the non-destructive ultrasonic examination (NDE) of tank 241-AP-107. An NDE contractor was retained to provide and use an ultrasonic inspection system (equipment, procedures, and inspectors) to scan a limited area of the primary tank wall, welds, and lower knuckle of double-shell tank 241-AP-107. The exam found no reportable indications of wall thinning, pits, or crack in excess of the acceptance criteria.

JENSEN, C.E.

2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage characterization of a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-BN fibrous monolith using NDE techniques.  

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A variety of nondestructive evaluation techniques were utilized to document the damage characteristics of a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-BN fibrous monolith. The techniques included X-ray radiography, infrared thermography, ultrasonic C-scanning, and acoustic emission detection. The focus of this paper is the nondestructive evaluation results from a modified single-edge notched tensile specimen inspected before and after testing. Of the techniques performed, the thermography and ultrasonic methods were the most successful at identifying the predominant types of damage incurred in the fibrous monolith material. Polished cross-sections of the specimen revealed that hairline cracks had developed along inter- and intra-laminar BN cell bundle boundaries. Neither type of crack could be identified from the X-ray radiograph. The delaminated zones were matched with results from the thermography and C-scans. The acoustic emissions correlated well with changes in the load-displacement data and provided source locations consistent with the thermal and C-scan images.

Deemer, C. M.; Ellingson, W. A.; Finch, J. L.; Staehler, J. M.; Sun, J. G.; Zawada, L. P.

1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in Low-Frequency, Ultrasonic Phased-Array Evaluation for Thick Section Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Components  

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Research is being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to assess the effectiveness and reliability of advanced nondestructive examination (NDE) methods for the inspection of light water reactor (LWR) components. A primary objective of this work is to evaluate various NDE methods to assess their ability to detect, localize, and size cracks in coarse-grained steel components. This particular study focused on the evaluation of custom-designed, low-frequency (500 kHz) phased-array (PA) probes for examining welds in thick-section cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) piping. In addition, research was conducted to observe ultrasonic sound field propagation effects from known coarse-grained microstructures found in parent CASS material. The study was conducted on a variety of thick-wall, coarse-grained CASS specimens that were previously inspected by an older generation 500-kHz PA-UT probe and acquisition instrument configuration. This comparative study describes the impact of the new PA probe design on flaw detection and sizing in a low signal-to-noise environment. The set of Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG) CASS specimens examined in this study are greater than 50.8-mm (2.0-in.) thick with documented flaws and microstructures. These specimens are on loan to PNNL from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) NDE Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The flaws contained within these specimens are thermal fatigue cracks (TFC) or mechanical fatigue cracks (MFC) and range from 13% to 42% in through-wall extent. In addition, ultrasonic signal continuity was evaluated on two CASS parent material ring sections by examining the edge-of-pipe response (corner geometry) for regions of signal loss.

Anderson, Michael T.; Crawford, Susan L.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Moran, Traci L.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF NDE METHODS ON INSPECTION OF HDPE BUTT FUSION PIPING JOINTS FOR LACK OF FUSION  

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Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, are being conducted to evaluate nondestructive examination approaches for inspecting butt fusion joints in high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for lack of fusion (LOF). The work provides information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the effectiveness and need for volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from preliminary assessments using ultrasonic nondestructive techniques and high-speed tensile impact testing for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12-inch IPS DR-11 material by varying the fusion parameters in attempts to provide good joints and joints containing LOF. These butt joints were visually examined and volumetrically examined with time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) and phased-array (PA) ultrasound. A limited subset of pipe joint material was destructively analyzed by either slicing through the joint and visually examining the surface or by employing a standard high-speed tensile impact test. Initial correlation of the fusion parameters, nondestructive, and destructive evaluations have shown that areas with gross LOF were detected with both TOFD and PA ultrasound and that the tensile impact test showed a brittle failure at the joint. There is still some ambiguity in results from the less obvious LOF conditions. Current work is targeted on assessing the sensitivity of the ultrasonic volumetric examinations and validating the results with a destructive analysis. It is expected that on-going and future work will lead to quantifying the ultrasonic responses in terms of joint integrity.

Crawford, Susan L.; Doctor, Steven R.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Anderson, Michael T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Pressure Change Measurement Leak Testing Errors  

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A pressure change test is a common leak testing method used in construction and Non-Destructive Examination (NDE). The test is known as being a fast, simple, and easy to apply evaluation method. While this method may be fairly quick to conduct and require simple instrumentation, the engineering behind this type of test is more complex than is apparent on the surface. This paper intends to discuss some of the more common errors made during the application of a pressure change test and give the test engineer insight into how to correctly compensate for these factors. The principals discussed here apply to ideal gases such as air or other monoatomic or diatomic gasses; however these same principals can be applied to polyatomic gasses or liquid flow rate with altered formula specific to those types of tests using the same methodology.

Pryor, Jeff M [ORNL] [ORNL; Walker, William C [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for the simultaneous display and correlation of independently generated images  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for location by location correlation of multiple images from Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and other sources. Multiple images of a material specimen are displayed on one or more monitors of an interactive graphics system. Specimen landmarks are located in each image and mapping functions from a reference image to each other image are calcuated using the landmark locations. A location selected by positioning a cursor in the reference image is mapped to the other images and location identifiers are simultaneously displayed in those images. Movement of the cursor in the reference image causes simultaneous movement of the location identifiers in the other images to positions corresponding to the location of the reference image cursor.

Vaitekunas, Jeffrey J. (Chicago, IL); Roberts, Ronald A. (Crown Point, IN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

CAIT Newsletter June 2009 transportation todaytransportation today  

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Awarded to CAIT NDE Team With the ever-increasing need to stretch the funds available to fix our aging is with nondestructive evaluation (NDE). An important research contract to audit available NDE technologies and evalu, Strategic Highway Research Program II (SHRP2). NDE encompasses several diagnostic techniques and tools used

Neimark, Alexander V.

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Technical Letter Report, An Evaluation of Ultrasonic Phased Array Testing for Reactor Piping System Components Containing Dissimilar Metal Welds, JCN N6398, Task 2A  

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Research is being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to assess the effectiveness and reliability of advanced nondestructive examination (NDE) methods for the inspection of light-water reactor components. The scope of this research encom¬passes primary system pressure boundary materials including dissimilar metal welds (DMWs), cast austenitic stainless steels (CASS), piping with corrosion-resistant cladding, weld overlays, inlays and onlays, and far-side examinations of austenitic piping welds. A primary objective of this work is to evaluate various NDE methods to assess their ability to detect, localize, and size cracks in steel components that challenge standard and/or conventional inspection methodologies. This interim technical letter report provides a summary of a technical evaluation aimed at assessing the capabilities of phased-array (PA) ultrasonic testing (UT) methods as applied to the inspection of small-bore DMW components that exist in the reactor coolant systems (RCS) of pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Operating experience and events such as the circumferential cracking in the reactor vessel nozzle-to-RCS hot leg pipe at V.C. Summer nuclear power station, identified in 2000, show that in PWRs where primary coolant water (or steam) are present under normal operation, Alloy 82/182 materials are susceptible to pressurized water stress corrosion cracking. The extent and number of occurrences of DMW cracking in nuclear power plants (domestically and internationally) indicate the necessity for reliable and effective inspection techniques. The work described herein was performed to provide insights for evaluating the utility of advanced NDE approaches for the inspection of DMW components such as a pressurizer surge nozzle DMW, a shutdown cooling pipe DMW, and a ferritic (low-alloy carbon steel)-to-CASS pipe DMW configuration.

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

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

292

Development of nondestructive evaluation methods for structural ceramics  

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Development of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods for application to fossil energy systems continues in three areas: (a) mapping axial and radial density gradients in hot gas filters, (b) characterization of the quality of continuous fiber ceramic matrix composite (CFCC) joints and (c) characterization and detection of defects in thermal barrier coatings. In this work, X-ray computed tomographic imaging was further developed and used to map variations in the axial and radial density of two full length (2.3-m) hot gas filters. The two filters differed in through wall density because of the thickness of the coating on the continuous fibers. Differences in axial and through wall density were clearly detected. Through transmission infrared imaging with a highly sensitivity focal plane array camera was used to assess joint quality in two sets of SiC/SiC CFCC joints. High frame rate data capture suggests that the infrared imaging method holds potential for the characterization of CFCC joints. Work to develop NDE methods that can be used to evaluate electron beam physical vapor deposited coatings with platinum-aluminide (Pt-Al) bonds was undertaken. Coatings of Zirconia with thicknesses of 125 {micro}m (0.005 in.), 190 {micro}m (0.0075 in.), and 254 {micro}m (0.010 in.) with a Pt-Al bond coat on Rene N5 Ni-based superalloy were studied by infrared imaging. Currently, it appears that thickness variation, as well as thermal properties, can be assessed by infrared technology.

Ellingson, W.A.; Koehl, R.D.; Stuckey, J.B.; Sun, J.G. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.; Engel, H.P. [Heaviside Science, Inc., Melbourne, FL (United States); Smith, R.G. [3M Corp., St. Paul, MN (United States)

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ICMP is a collaborative effort between Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, state and federal agencies, and international industry  

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, training, and implementation activities concentrate on nondestructive evaluation (NDE). NDE is an important to catastrophic failures. Ultrasonic, seismic (surface wave), electromagnetic, and other NDE techniques are used · Deployment and implementation of the latest NDE technologies · Education and training of infrastructure

Neimark, Alexander V.

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Disbond detection in adhesively-bonded structures using piezoelectric wafer active sensors  

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, Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection, NDE 1 INTRODUCTION With an increasing use of adhesively in this direction and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods are successfully used for damage detection and damage, guided waves used for NDE have shown encouraging results and are becoming more popular in the NDE field

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Preliminary technique assessment for nondestructive evaluation certification of the NNWSI [Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations] disposal container closure  

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Under the direction of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) program, the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) project is evaluating a candidate repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for permanent disposal of high-level nuclear waste. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a participant in the NNWSI project, is developing waste package designs to meet the NRC requirements. One aspect of this waste package is the nondestructive testing of the final closure of the waste container. The container closure weld can best be nondestructively examined (NDE) by a combination of ultrasonics and liquid penetrants. This combination can be applied remotely and can meet stringent quality control requirements common to nuclear applications. Further development in remote systems and inspection will be required to meet anticipated requirements for flaw detection reliability and sensitivity. New research is not required but might reduce cost or inspection time. Ultrasonic and liquid penetrant methods can examine all closure methods currently being considered, which include fusion welding and inertial welding, among others. These NDE methods also have a history of application in high radiation environments and a well developed technology base for remote operation that can be used to reduce development and design costs. 43 refs., 23 figs., 3 tabs.

Day, R.A.

1988-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

296

Remotely deployable aerial inspection using tactile sensors  

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For structural monitoring applications, the use of remotely deployable Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) inspection platforms offer many advantages, including improved accessibility, greater safety and reduced cost, when compared to traditional manual inspection techniques. The use of such platforms, previously reported by researchers at the University Strathclyde facilitates the potential for rapid scanning of large areas and volumes in hazardous locations. A common problem for both manual and remote deployment approaches lies in the intrinsic stand-off and surface coupling issues of typical NDE probes. The associated complications of these requirements are obviously significantly exacerbated when considering aerial based remote inspection and deployment, resulting in simple visual techniques being the preferred sensor payload. Researchers at Bristol Robotics Laboratory have developed biomimetic tactile sensors modelled on the facial whiskers (vibrissae) of animals such as rats and mice, with the latest sensors actively sweeping their tips across the surface in a back and forth motion. The current work reports on the design and performance of an aerial inspection platform and the suitability of tactile whisking sensors to aerial based surface monitoring applications.

MacLeod, C. N.; Cao, J.; Pierce, S. G.; Dobie, G.; Summan, R. [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom); Sullivan, J. C.; Pipe, A. G. [Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

297

New Weld Process Increases Efficiency of Automotive Manufacturing...  

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Technologies Office (VTO) researchers at ORNL developed a non-destructive, infrared thermography-based system for evaluating weld quality. The new process enables automotive...

298

Light Water Reactor Sustainability Newsletter  

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30-35, August 2012. Clayton, D. A. and M. S. Hileman, 2012, Light Water Reactor Sustainability Non-Destructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap, ORNLTM-...

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Non-destructive thermal wave method applied to study thermal properties of fast setting time endodontic cement  

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The thermal wave method is applied for thermal properties measurement in fast endodontic cement (CER). This new formula is developed upon using Portland cement in gel and it was successfully tested in mice with good biocompatibility and stimulated mineralization. Recently, thermal expansion and setting time were measured, conferring to this material twice faster hardening than the well known Angelus Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) the feature of fast hardening (?7?min) and with similar thermal expansion (?12??strain/?°C). Therefore, it is important the knowledge of thermal properties like thermal diffusivity, conductivity, effusivity in order to match thermally the tissue environment upon its application in filling cavities of teeth. Photothermal radiometry technique based on Xe illumination was applied in CER disks 600 ?m thick for heating, with prepared in four particle sizes (25, 38, 45, and 53) ?m, which were added microemulsion gel with variation volumes (140, 150, 160, and 170) ?l. The behavior of the thermal diffusivity CER disks shows linear decay for increase emulsion volume, and in contrast, thermal diffusivity increases with particles sizes. Aiming to compare to MTA, thermal properties of CER were averaged to get the figure of merit for thermal diffusivity as (44.2 ± 3.6) × 10{sup ?3} cm{sup 2}/s, for thermal conductivity (228 ± 32) mW/cm K, the thermal effusivity (1.09 ± 0.06) W s{sup 0.5}/cm{sup 2} K and volume heat capacity (5.2 ± 0.7) J/cm{sup 3} K, which are in excellent agreement with results of a disk prepared from commercial MTA-Angelus (grain size < 10 ?m using 57 ?l of distilled water)

Picolloto, A. M.; Mariucci, V. V. G.; Szpak, W.; Medina, A. N.; Baesso, M. L.; Astrath, N. G. C.; Astrath, F. B. G.; Bento, A. C., E-mail: acbento@uem.br [Departamento de Física, Grupo de Espectroscopia Fotoacústica e Fototérmica, Universidade Estadual de Maringá – UEM, Av. Colombo 5790, 87020-900 Maringá, Paraná (Brazil); Santos, A. D.; Moraes, J. C. S. [Departamento de Física e Química, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP, Av. Brasil 56, 15385-000 Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil)

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Non destructive multi elemental analysis using prompt gamma neutron activation analysis techniques: Preliminary results for concrete sample  

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In this study, principle of prompt gamma neutron activation analysis has been used as a technique to determine the elements in the sample. The system consists of collimated isotopic neutron source, Cf-252 with HPGe detector and Multichannel Analysis (MCA). Concrete with size of 10×10×10 cm{sup 3} and 15×15×15 cm{sup 3} were analysed as sample. When neutrons enter and interact with elements in the concrete, the neutron capture reaction will occur and produce characteristic prompt gamma ray of the elements. The preliminary result of this study demonstrate the major element in the concrete was determined such as Si, Mg, Ca, Al, Fe and H as well as others element, such as Cl by analysis the gamma ray lines respectively. The results obtained were compared with NAA and XRF techniques as a part of reference and validation. The potential and the capability of neutron induced prompt gamma as tool for multi elemental analysis qualitatively to identify the elements present in the concrete sample discussed.

Dahing, Lahasen Normanshah [School of Applied Physics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia and Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia), Bangi 43000, Kajang (Malaysia); Yahya, Redzuan [School of Applied Physics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Yahya, Roslan; Hassan, Hearie [Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia), Bangi 43000, Kajang (Malaysia)

2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Edition No 13 December 2005 Dr Andrew Temple became a Visiting Professor in the Non-destructive  

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there are no suitable rooms on level 6 so Dr Simos Evangelou (Sustainable Energy) will be moving into 742 November. ** the reform of undergraduate engineering education

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High Resolution 1H NMR Spectroscopy of Metabolically Active Microorganisms Using Non-Destructive Magic Angle Spinning  

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It is shown that the resolution of the 1H NMR metabolite spectra of densely packed microbial cells or biofilms attached to solid surfaces can be significantly enhanced with the so-called PASS R.F pulse sequence combined with slow (40-100 Hz) magic angle spinning of the sample. Hence this technique can be used to study biofilm metabolism under environmentally relevant conditions in a minimally invasive way.

Hu, Jian Z.; Wind, Robert A.; Mclean, Jeffrey S.; Gorby, Yuri A.; Resch, Charles T.; Fredrickson, Jim K.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image processing for the non-destructive characterization of porous media. Application to limestones and trabecular bones  

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) and manmade materials (e.g. industrial foams, ceramics, electronic nanodevices) are examples of porous media their complex geometry, in order to improve and enhance their performance (glass or carbon fiber), to avoid (or

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Roadmap for Nondestructive Evaluation of Reactor Pressure Vessel...  

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of one or more NDE techniques that can assist in the determination of current RPV fracture toughness as well as in prediction of fracture toughness with further aging of the...

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Evaluation of the United States Support Program’s Internship and Junior Professional Officer Programs  

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The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards established a program of one-year paid internships for students and recent graduates. The program was in effect from 2002 until 2006 with a total of forty-one U.S. citizens and permanent residents placed in the IAEA. The USSP created a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program in 2005 that replaced the internship program at the IAEA. The JPO program creates opportunities for U.S. college graduates to become IAEA employees for a period of one to two years to help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards. The twenty three former and current JPOs work in varying fields such as software development, information collection and analysis, non-destructive analysis systems, and unattended monitoring systems. This paper will look at the impacts of the USSP internship and JPO program on the interns and JPOs, the U.S. government, and the IAEA. Academic backgrounds, past involvement in nuclear fields, program assessment, and post-program positions were recorded and analyzed through two studies using questionnaires sent to former interns and former and current JPOs. This paper will discuss the effects of the programs on the careers of the interns and JPOs, present the evaluations of the internship and JPO Programs, and report the recommendations for changes.

Cruz J.; Patterson, J.; Pepper, S.

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Research in nondestructive evaluation techniques for nuclear reactor concrete structures  

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The purpose of the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) Pathway of the Department of Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is to develop the scientific basis for understanding and predicting longterm environmental degradation behavior of material in nuclear power plants and to provide data and methods to assess the performance of systems, structures, and components (SSCs) essential to safe and sustained nuclear power plant operations. The understanding of aging-related phenomena and their impacts on SSCs is expected to be a significant issue for any nuclear power plant planning for long-term operations (i.e. service beyond the initial license renewal period). Management of those phenomena and their impacts during long-term operations can be better enable by improved methods and techniques for detection, monitoring, and prediction of SSC degradation. The MAaD Pathway R and D Roadmap for Concrete, 'Light Water Reactor Sustainability Nondestructive Evaluation for Concrete Research and Development Roadmap', focused initial research efforts on understanding the recent concrete issues at nuclear power plants and identifying the availability of concrete samples for NDE techniques evaluation and testing. [1] An overview of the research performed by ORNL in these two areas is presented here.

Clayton, Dwight; Smith, Cyrus [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

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RIS-M-2320 NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY AT THE RIS NATIONAL LABORATORY  

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-destructive and destructive exami- nations (NDE, DE) are used for the evaluation of these fuels. Among the techniques used routinely are: NDE - visual inspection - diametral profilometry - eddy-current testing - axial gamma

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APPLICATION OF RESONANT ULTRASOUND SPECTROSCOPY IN DIAGNOSTICS OF RINGS  

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used for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of different objects, e.g. metal or ceramic products. Heyliger laminate. They found that RUS can be used as a NDE technique for detecting flaws in ma- terial. Adachi et

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Scattering of long-wavelength elastic waves from localized defects in solids  

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about the latter and therefore has been extensively used for nondestructive evaluation (NDE and should be incorporated in comprehensive NDE programs. II. REVIEW OF SCATTERING THEORY Gubernatis et al

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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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Modeling the Flash-Heat Experiment on Porous H.T. Banks1  

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Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is an important tool in many fields. Nonde- structive evaluation is used current, acoustic emission and radiology are a few examples of NDE techniques. These techniques have been in the interrogation signal of any NDE technique. In [6] where we investigated using active ther- mography to detect

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS  

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS USING SQUID BASED NDE SYSTEM H on such problems entails quantitative nondestructive evaluation methods in SQUID-based NDE system [1]. It is well, SQUID based nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems using injection current methods have been recently

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS  

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IDENTIFICATION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE IN TWO DIMENSIONAL DOMAINS USING SQUID BASED NDE SYSTEM H#ort on such problems entails quantitative nondestructive evaluation methods in SQUID­based NDE system [1]. It is well nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems using injection current methods have been recently developed [3, 4

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Imaging nonlinear scatterers applying the time reversal mirror T. J. Ulricha  

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evaluation NDE applications of linear TRM to date include detection of small, low-contrast defects within applied to nondestructive evaluation NDE have demonstrated that the nonlinear elastic response applications to NDE have been developed by many groups in the US, Europe, and Russia. TRA focusing, providing

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Evaluation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment drain tanks for reuse in salt disposal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

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This report was prepared to identify the source documentation used to evaluate the drain tanks in the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The evaluation considered the original quality of the tanks, their service history, and their intended use during the removal of fluoride salts. It also includes recommendations for a quality verification plan. The estimates of corrosion damage to the salt containing system at the MSRE are low enough to lend optimism that the system will be fit for its intended use, which is disposal of the salt by transferring it to transport containers. The expected corrosion to date is estimated between 10 and 50 mil, or 2 to 10% of the shell wall. The expected corrosion rate when the tanks are used to remove the salt at 110 F is estimated to be .025 to 0.1 mil per hour of exposure to HF and molten salt. To provide additional assurance that the estimates of corrosion damage are accurate, cost effective nondestructive examination (NDE) has been recommended. The NDE procedures are compared with industry standards and give a perspective for the extent of additional measures taken in the recommendation. A methodology for establishing the remaining life has been recommended, and work is progressing towards providing an engineering evaluation based upon thickness and design conditions for the future use of the tanks. These extra measures and the code based analysis will serve to define the risk of salt or radioactive gases leaking during processing and transfer of the salt as acceptable.

NONE

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of nondestructive evaluation methods and prediction of effects of flaws on the fracture behavior of structural ceramics  

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Characterization of ceramic matrix composites (continuous and whisker-type) by nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and an understanding of fracture behavior, together with correlation of fracture and NDE data, may provide insight into the prediction of component performance and the development of process technology. Knowledge of the degradation extent of fiber tows or monofilament degradation after processing, extent of open porosity before densification, and filament/fiber alignments before and after processing are also examples of important variables to be measured. Work in this program has emphasized continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites (CFCCs) that use chemical vapor infiltration (CVI)-infiltrated SiC/SiC materials, primarily those made of Nicalon satin or plain weave with 16 {times} 16 tows/in. in 2-D layups. All studied samples were provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and were made using 100 layers per inch. CVI specimens with 0/30/60, 0/90, and 0/45 were examined by 3-D X-ray microtomography to characterize in-plane fiber orientations. Current information suggests that for Nicalon-type fiber architecture, a {plus minus}2--1/2{degrees} misalignment may not affect mechanical properties. Thus the near-term goal has been to establish a detection capability for angular orientation. By using 512 {times} 512 images from 3-D X-ray CT data with pixel sizes of < 140 {mu}m and a special 2-D fast-Fourier transform image processing analysis, we have shown that fiber orientations to {plus minus}2--1/2{degrees} with SiC/SiC CVI type 2-D weave architecture can be measured.

Ellingson, W.A.; Singh, J.P.; Holloway, D.L.; Dieckman, S.L.; Singh, D.; Sivers, E.A.; Sheen, S.H.; Wheeler, M.J.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of nondestructive evaluation methods and prediction of effects of flaws on the fracture behavior of structural ceramics  

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Characterization of ceramic matrix composites (continuous and whisker-type) by nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and an understanding of fracture behavior, together with correlation of fracture and NDE data, may provide insight into the prediction of component performance and the development of process technology. Knowledge of the degradation extent of fiber tows or monofilament degradation after processing, extent of open porosity before densification, and filament/fiber alignments before and after processing are also examples of important variables to be measured. Work in this program has emphasized continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites (CFCCs) that use chemical vapor infiltration (CVI)-infiltrated SiC/SiC materials, primarily those made of Nicalon satin or plain weave with 16 {times} 16 tows/in. in 2-D layups. All studied samples were provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and were made using 100 layers per inch. CVI specimens with 0/30/60, 0/90, and 0/45 were examined by 3-D X-ray microtomography to characterize in-plane fiber orientations. Current information suggests that for Nicalon-type fiber architecture, a {plus_minus}2--1/2{degrees} misalignment may not affect mechanical properties. Thus the near-term goal has been to establish a detection capability for angular orientation. By using 512 {times} 512 images from 3-D X-ray CT data with pixel sizes of < 140 {mu}m and a special 2-D fast-Fourier transform image processing analysis, we have shown that fiber orientations to {plus_minus}2--1/2{degrees} with SiC/SiC CVI type 2-D weave architecture can be measured.

Ellingson, W.A.; Singh, J.P.; Holloway, D.L.; Dieckman, S.L.; Singh, D.; Sivers, E.A.; Sheen, S.H.; Wheeler, M.J.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Copyright 2004 by ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2004  

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evaluation (NDE), e.g., ultrasonics, eddy currents, etc., only that they use the embedded sensors. Hence, the active SHM could be seen as "embedded NDE". One widely used active SHM method employs piezoelectric wafer, delaminations, disbonds, and corrosion. Due to its similarities to NDE ultrasonics, this approach is also known

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Thermal Interrogation of Porous Materials Brittany Boudreaux1  

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medium. 2 #12;1 Introduction Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is a very useful tool as structures age beyond their design life. Proper use of NDE can increase the safety and longevity of components in aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, trains, and piping. There are many different NDE methods including

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JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES / FEBRUARY 2000 / 11 CUTOFF FREQUENCIES FOR IMPULSE RESPONSE TESTS  

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observed in the NGES tests related to cutoff frequency. INTRODUCTION Nondestructive evaluation (NDE are no longer available. Eval- uation of existing foundations differs from the usual methods of NDE in that a structure now covers the tops of deep foun- dations, and this structure alters the results of an NDE test

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Stress-wave velocity of wood-based panels: Effect of moisture,  

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for wood-based panel products. In the forest products industry, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technology, Ross and Pellerin 1994). One NDE technique, which uses stress-wave propagation characteristics, has received considerable atten- tion. Stress-wave-based NDE techniques have been investi- gated extensively

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Real Time Computational Algorithms for Eddy Current Based Damage Detection  

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;cant reduction in computational time. 1. Introduction Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is the process of examining a material or article without impairing its future usefulness. NDE is sometimes referred) measure geometric characteristics. Some typical structures or products inspected through the use of NDE

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ieee transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, vol. 54, no. 7, july 2007 1399 An Implementation of Synthetic Aperture  

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), they are relatively unknown in medical applications and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials. Only a simple time-domain SAFT (t-d SAFT) has been applied in NDE for detection and characterization of defects as on the size of the transducer used in synthetic aperture [3]. Usually, the NDE and medical SAFT

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1 Copyright 2004 by ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2004  

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those of nondestructive evaluation (NDE), e.g., ultrasonics, eddy currents, etc., only that they are used with embedded sensors. Hence, the active SHM could be seen as a method of embedded NDE. One widely similarities to NDE ultrasonics, this approach is als

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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JOURNAL OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES Vol. , No. ,  

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. Introduction The current use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies is limited by the fact that the NDE inspection can be carried out only if the area to be inspected is accessible. In most cases or even continuous monitoring are not feasible with the existing NDE techniques [Beral and Speckmann 2003

Giurgiutiu, Victor

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Improving the air coupling of bulk piezoelectric transducers with wedges of power-law profiles: A numerical study  

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-resolution imaging in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of elastic structures [1,2]. Other applications include medical needs (imaging, hyperthermia, and lithotripsy) [3] and underwater communication [4]. NDE tech- niques and micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (MUTs). The first category is still used extensively for NDE

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Statistical Methods for Automatic Crack Detection Based on Vibrothermography Sequence-of-Images Data  

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of detection, Signal-to-noise ratio. #12;1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods in structures by non-intrusive physical measurements. There exists random measurement noise for most NDE applications and statistical methods are needed for NDE data analysis. MIL-HDBK-1823A [1] describes

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Thermal Based Damage Detection in Porous Materials H. T. Banks1,  

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evaluation (NDE) is a very useful tool that enjoys widespread use in testing struc- tures, especially as they age beyond their design life. Proper use of NDE can increase the safety and service life of components in aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, trains, and piping. There are numerous viable NDE methods including

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Center of Excellence in Structural Health Monitoring  

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Evaluation (NDE) group in 1990 and became team leader 1995. In 2002 he moved to Washington DC where he became the Composite Materials and NDE Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research where he currently works Research, Composite Materials and NDE Program 9:35 Damage Mechanics in Brittle Graphite: Theory

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NDE Development for ACERT Engine Components  

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Collaborators: Jeff Jensen, Nate Phillips Caterpillar, Inc. HT Lin, Mike Kass, D. Ray Johnson Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE Annual Merit Review, June 7-11, 2010 This...

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NDE DEVELOPMENT FOR ACERT ENGINE COMPONENTS  

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Mark Veliz, Nan Yang, Chuong Dam Caterpillar Inc. HT Lin, Mike Kass, D. Ray Johnson Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOE VT Program Annual Merit Review, May 9-13, 2011 This...

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Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Detection and Characterization of  

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CATEGORY: Real-World Applications EVALUATION OF GENETIC PROGRAMMING AND NEURAL  

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as a data-base for the training and testing of the algorithms. 1 INTRODUCTION Nuclear materials safeguard FOR NUCLEAR MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION Sara Pozzi Department of Nuclear Engineering Polytechnic of Milan Milan Abstract Nuclear materials safeguard efforts necessitate the use of non-destructive methods to determine

Fernandez, Thomas

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Development of nondestructive evaluation techniques for high-temperature ceramic heat exchanger components. Tenth quarterly report, January-March 1980  

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The effectiveness of several conventional and unconventional NDE techniques for specific high-temperature ceramic components was determined. Techniques under study at ANL include dye-enhanced radiography, acoustic microscopy, conventional ultrasonic testing, acoustic-emission detection, acoustic impact testing, holography, interferometry, infrared scanning, internal friction measurements, and overload proof testing. The current effort involves SiC heat-exchanger tubes; previous ceramic NDE efforts at ANL have involved silicon-nitride gas-turbine rotors. Recent results on inspection of SiC heat-exchanger tubing by means of ultrasonic acoustic microscopy techniques and efforts initiated and planned for NDE of ceramic joints are discussed.

Kupperman, D.S.; Yuhas, D.; Caines, M.J.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Erosion/corrosion concerns in feed preparation systems at the Defense Waste Processing Facility  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) has been operating a nuclear fuel cycle since the 1950`s to produce nuclear materials in support of the national defense effort. The Department of Energy authorized the construction of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) to immobilize the high level radioactive waste resulting from these processes as a durable borosilicate glass. The DWPF, after having undergone extensive testing, has been approved for operations and is currently immobilizing radioactive waste. To ensure reliability of the DWPF remote canyon processing equipment, a materials evaluation program was performed prior to radioactive operations to determine to what extent erosion/corrosion would impact design life of equipment. The program consisted of performing pre-service baseline inspections on critical equipment and follow-up inspections after completion of DWPF cold chemical demonstration runs. Non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques were used to assess erosion/corrosion as well as evaluation of corrosion coupon racks. These results were used to arrive at predicted equipment life for selected feed preparation equipment. It was concluded with the exception of the coil and agitator for the slurry mix evaporator (SME), which are exposed to erosive glass frit particles, all of the equipment should meet its design life.

Gee, J.T.; Chandler, C.T.; Daugherty, W.L.; Imrich, K.J.; Jenkins, C.F.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Volumetric Scanning for X-Ray Array Sources  

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Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) is the science and technology of determining non-invasively the internal structure of manufactured parts, objects, and materials. NDE application areas include medicine, industrial manufacturing, military, homeland security, and airport luggage screening. X-ray measurement systems are most widely used because of their ability to image through a wide range of material densities (from human tissue in medical applications to the dense materials of weapon components). Traditional x-ray systems involve a single source and detector system that rotate and/or translate about the object under evaluation. At each angular location, the source projects x-rays through the object. The rays undergo attenuation proportional to the density of the object's constitutive material. The detector records a measure of the attenuation. Mathematical algorithms are used to invert the forward attenuated ray projection process to form images of the object. This is known as computed tomography (CT). In recent years, the single-source x-ray NDE systems have been generalized to arrays of x-ray sources. Array sources permit multiple views of the object with fewer rotations and translations of the source/detector system. The spatially diverse nature of x-ray array sources has the potential of reducing data collection time, reducing imaging artifacts, and increasing the resolution of the resultant images. Most of the existing CT algorithms were not derived from array source models with a spatially diverse set of viewing perspectives. Single-source x-ray CT data collection, processing, and imaging methods and algorithms are not applicable when the source location is expanded from one dimension (a rotating and/or translating point source) to two (a rotating and/or translating array). They must be reformulated. The goal of this project is to determine the applicability of x-ray array sources to problems of interest to LLNL and its customers. It is believed array source data collection will be faster while yielding higher resolution reconstructions with fewer artifacts. There are three tasks in the research: (1) Develop forward array source analytic and computational models; (2) Research and develop array source reconstruction algorithms; and (3) Perform experiments.

Lehman, S K; Foudray, A M; Wang, A; Kallman, J S; Martz, H

2009-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear containment steel liner corrosion workshop : final summary and recommendation report.  

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This report documents the proceedings of an expert panel workshop conducted to evaluate the mechanisms of corrosion for the steel liner in nuclear containment buildings. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sponsored this work which was conducted by Sandia National Laboratories. A workshop was conducted at the NRC Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland on September 2 and 3, 2010. Due to the safety function performed by the liner, the expert panel was assembled in order to address the full range of issues that may contribute to liner corrosion. This report is focused on corrosion that initiates from the outer surface of the liner, the surface that is in contact with the concrete containment building wall. Liner corrosion initiating on the outer diameter (OD) surface has been identified at several nuclear power plants, always associated with foreign material left embedded in the concrete. The potential contributing factors to liner corrosion were broken into five areas for discussion during the workshop. Those include nuclear power plant design and operation, corrosion of steel in contact with concrete, concrete aging and degradation, concrete/steel non-destructive examination (NDE), and concrete repair and corrosion mitigation. This report also includes the expert panel member's recommendations for future research.

Erler, Bryan A. (Erler Engineering Ltd., Chicago, IL); Weyers, Richard E. (Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA); Sagues, Alberto (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL); Petti, Jason P.; Berke, Neal Steven (Tourney Consulting Group, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI); Naus, Dan J. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Flaw-Induced Resonance Spectrum Shift with Theoretical Perturbation Analysis  

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Resonance inspection is an emerging non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique which uses the resonance spectra differences between the good part population and the flawed parts to identify anomalous parts. It was previously established that finite-element (FE)-based modal analysis can be used to predict the resonance spectrum for an engineering scale part with relatively good accuracy. However, FE-based simulations can be time consuming in examining the spectrum shifts induced by all possible structural flaws. This paper aims at developing a computationally efficient perturbation technique to quantify the frequency shifts induced by small structural flaws, based on the FE simulated resonance spectrum for the perfect part. A generic automotive connecting rod is used as the example part for our study. The results demonstrate that the linear perturbation theory provides a very promising way in predicting frequency changes induced by small structural flaws. As the flaw size increases, the discrepancy between the perturbation analysis and the actual FE simulation results increases due to nonlinearity, yet the perturbation analysis is still able to predict the right trend in frequency shift.

Lai, Canhai; Sun, Xin

2013-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Damage Assessment Technologies for Prognostics and Proactive Management of Materials Degradation  

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has undertaken a program to lay the groundwork for defining proactive actions to manage degradation of materials in light water reactors (LWRs). This paper discusses the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD) program and its application to nuclear power plant structures, systems and components. The PMMD program is examining LWR component materials and the degradation phenomena that affect them. Of particular interest is how such phenomena can be monitored to predict degradation and prevent component failure. Some forms of degradation, including some modes of stress corrosion cracking, are characterized by a long initiation time followed by a rapid growth phase. Monitoring such long-term degradation will require new non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods and measurement procedures. A critical analysis of all reactor components is required to determine if new inspection strategies are required to effectively manage slow degradation mechanisms that may lead to component failure. As reactor lifetimes are extended, degradation mechanisms previously considered too long-term to be of consequence (such as concrete and wiring insulation degradation) may become more important. This paper includes a review of techniques with potential for sensing and monitoring degradation in its early stages and will concisely explain the basic principles of PMMD and its relationship to in-service inspection, condition based maintenance, and advanced diagnostics and prognostics.

Bond, Leonard J.; Doctor, Steven R.; Griffin, Jeffrey W.; Hull, Amy B.; Malik, Shah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Backscatter x-ray development for space vehicle thermal protection systems  

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The Backscatter X-Ray (BSX) imaging technique is used for various single sided inspection purposes. Previously developed BSX techniques for spray-on-foam insulation (SOFI) have been used for detecting defects in Space Shuttle External Tank foam insulation. The developed BSX hardware and techniques are currently being enhanced to advance Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods for future space vehicle applications. Various Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials were inspected using the enhanced BSX imaging techniques, investigating the capability of the method to detect voids and other discontinuities at various locations within each material. Calibration standards were developed for the TPS materials in order to characterize and develop enhanced BSX inspection capabilities. The ability of the BSX technique to detect both manufactured and natural defects was also studied and compared to through-transmission x-ray techniques. The energy of the x-ray, source to object distance, angle of x-ray, focal spot size and x-ray detector configurations were parameters playing a significant role in the sensitivity of the BSX technique to image various materials and defects. The image processing of the results also showed significant increase in the sensitivity of the technique. The experimental results showed BSX to be a viable inspection technique for space vehicle TPS systems.

Bartha, Bence B.; Hope, Dale; Vona, Paul; Born, Martin; Corak, Tony [USA NDE, United Space Alliance, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 (United States)

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Non destructive neutron diffraction measurements of cavities, inhomogeneities, and residual strain in bronzes of Ghiberti's relief from the Gates of Paradise  

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Quantitative neutron studies of cultural heritage objects provide access to microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic structures in a nondestructive manner. In this paper we present a neutron diffraction investigation of a Ghiberti Renaissance gilded bronze relief devoted to the measurement of cavities and inhomogeneities in the bulk of the sample, along with the bulk phase composition and residual strain distribution. The quantitative measurements allowed the determination of the re-melting parts extension, as well as improving current knowledge about the manufacturing process. The study provides significant and unique information to conservators and restorators about the history of the relief.

Festa, G.; Senesi, R.; Alessandroni, M.; Andreani, C.; Vitali, G. [Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Dipartimento di Fisica and Centre NAST Via della R. Scientifica 1, Rome (Italy); Porcinai, S.; Giusti, A. M. [Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence (Italy); Materna, T. [Institut Laue-Langevin 6, rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Paradowska, A. M. [ISIS Neutron Scattering Facility-Science and Technology Facility Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MONITORING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL REPROCESSING CONDITIONS NON-DESTRUCTIVELY AND IN NEAR-REAL-TIME USING THE MULTI-ISOTOPE PROCESS (MIP) MONITOR  

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Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and The Ohio State University are working to develop a system for monitoring spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities on-line, nondestructively, and in near-real-time. This method, known as the Multi-Isotope Process (MIP) Monitor, is based upon the measurement of distribution patterns of a suite of indicator (radioactive) isotopes present within product and waste streams of a nuclear reprocessing facility. Signatures from these indicator isotopes are monitored on-line by gamma spectrometry and compared, in near-real-time, to patterns representing "normal" process conditions using multivariate pattern recognition software. By targeting gamma-emitting indicator isotopes, the MIP Monitor approach is compatible with the use of small, portable, high-resolution gamma detectors that may be easily deployed throughout an existing facility. In addition, utilization of a suite of radio-elements, including ones with multiple oxidation states, increases the likelihood that attempts to divert material via process manipulation would be detected. Proof-of-principle modeling exercises simulating changes in acid strength have been completed and the results are promising. Laboratory testing is currently under way and significant results are available. Recent experimental results, along with an overview of the method are presented.

Orton, Christopher R.; Fraga, Carlos G.; Douglas, Matthew; Christensen, Richard; Schwantes, Jon M.

2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Technical Review of Non-Destructive Assay Research for the Characterization of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assemblies Being Conducted Under the US DOE NGSI - 11544  

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NA-24), National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S.nuclear energy together with the emergence of alternative fuel cycles. Introduction Energy security

Croft, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Technical Review of Non-Destructive Assay Research for the Characterization of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assemblies Being Conducted Under the US DOE NGSI - 11544  

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03715, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 50th Annual04602, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 51st AnnualInstitute of Nuclear Materials Management 51st Annual

Croft, S.

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APNEA/WIT system nondestructive assay capability evaluation plan for select accessibly stored INEL RWMC waste forms  

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Bio-Imaging Research Inc. (BIR) and Lockheed Martin Speciality Components (LMSC) are engaged in a Program Research and Development Agreement and a Rapid Commercialization Initiative with the Department of Energy, EM-50. The agreement required BIR and LMSC to develop a data interpretation method that merges nondestructive assay and nondestructive examination (NDA/NDE) data and information sufficient to establish compliance with applicable National TRU Program (Program) waste characterization requirements and associated quality assurance performance criteria. This effort required an objective demonstration of the BIR and LMSC waste characterization systems in their standalone and integrated configurations. The goal of the test plan is to provide a mechanism from which evidence can be derived to substantiate nondestructive assay capability and utility statement for the BIT and LMSC systems. The plan must provide for the acquisition, compilation, and reporting of performance data thereby allowing external independent agencies a basis for an objective evaluation of the standalone BIR and LMSC measurement systems, WIT and APNEA respectively, as well as an expected performance resulting from appropriate integration of the two systems. The evaluation is to be structured such that a statement regarding select INEL RWMC waste forms can be made in terms of compliance with applicable Program requirements and criteria.

Becker, G.K.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

National Security Complex (Y-12), Pantex Plant Site (PX), & Savannah...  

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PX to have and implement the capability for Non-Destructive Evaluation. 4 Use commercial best practices in-lieu of DOE Directives for non-nuclear activities where there is a...

347

Signal and imaging sciences workshop proceedings  

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Papers are presented in the areas of: Medical Technologies; Non-Destructive Evaluation; Applications of Signal/Image Processing; Laser Guide Star and Adaptive Optics; Computational Electromagnetic, Acoustics and Optics; Micro-Impulse Radar Processing; Optical Applications; TANGO Space Shuttle.

Candy, J.V.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Multi-physics damage sensing in nano-engineered structural composites  

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Non-destructive evaluation techniques can offer viable diagnostic and prognostic routes to mitigating failures in engineered structures such as bridges, buildings and vehicles. However, existing techniques have significant ...

Guzman de Villoria, Roberto

349

E-Print Network 3.0 - angiostrongylus costaricencis morera Sample...  

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Petkov, A. Sebbar, A. Yger, Addison Wesley, London. 38. Morera Theorems via Microlocal... Tomography in Non-destructive Evaluation, Inverse Problems 14(1998), 339-353. 40. A Morera...

350

PINS  

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Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy System team develops nondestructive evaluation (NDE) systems for the safe, efficient identification of the world's most dangerous...

351

analysis techniques applied: Topics by E-print Network  

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damage due to atmo- spheric corrosion. The early detection of corroded areas in oil introduce a new Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) method for corrosion inspec- tion on...

352

Moving Beyond Nondestructive Examination to Proactive Management of Materials Degradation  

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There is growing interest in life extensions to enable longer term operation (LTO) for both existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) and proposed new NPPs. In order to justify an initial license extension for the 40-60 year period, new non-destructive examination (NDE) approaches have been developed and deployed by NPP operators in their Aging Management Programs (AMPs). However, to achieve the goals of even longer term operation, and specifically for the USA in looking at methodologies to support subsequent license renewal periods (i.e., 60-80 years, and beyond), it is necessary to understand the capabilities of current NDE methods to detect, monitor and trend degradation and hence enable timely implementation of appropriate corrective actions. This paper discusses insights from past experience, the state-of-the-art, and current activities in the move towards providing a capacity for proactive management of materials degradation (PMMD) to support NPP LTO.

Bond, Leonard J.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Evaluation and Testing of the ADVANTG Code on SNM Detection  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tasked with evaluating the effectiveness of ORNL’s new hybrid transport code, ADVANTG, on scenarios of interest to our NA-22 sponsor, specifically of detection of diversion of special nuclear material (SNM). PNNL staff have determined that acquisition and installation of ADVANTG was relatively straightforward for a code in its phase of development, but probably not yet sufficient for mass distribution to the general user. PNNL staff also determined that with little effort, ADVANTG generated weight windows that typically worked for the problems and generated results consistent with MCNP. With slightly greater effort of choosing a finer mesh around detectors or sample reaction tally regions, the figure of merit (FOM) could be further improved in most cases. This does take some limited knowledge of deterministic transport methods. The FOM could also be increased by limiting the energy range for a tally to the energy region of greatest interest. It was then found that an MCNP run with the full energy range for the tally showed improved statistics in the region used for the ADVANTG run. The specific case of interest chosen by the sponsor is the CIPN project from Las Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), which is an active interrogation, non-destructive assay (NDA) technique to quantify the fissile content in a spent fuel assembly and is also sensitive to cases of material diversion. Unfortunately, weight windows for the CIPN problem cannot currently be properly generated with ADVANTG due to inadequate accommodations for source definition. ADVANTG requires that a fixed neutron source be defined within the problem and cannot account for neutron multiplication. As such, it is rendered useless in active interrogation scenarios. It is also interesting to note that this is a difficult problem to solve and that the automated weight windows generator in MCNP actually slowed down the problem. Therefore, PNNL had determined that there is not an effective tool available for speeding up MCNP for problems such as the CIPN scenario. With regard to the Benchmark scenarios, ADVANTG performed very well for most of the difficult, long-running, standard radiation detection scenarios. Specifically, run time speedups were observed for spatially large scenarios, or those having significant shielding or scattering geometries. ADVANTG performed on par with existing codes for moderate sized scenarios, or those with little to moderate shielding, or multiple paths to the detectors. ADVANTG ran slower than MCNP for very simply, spatially small cases with little to no shielding that run very quickly anyway. Lastly, ADVANTG could not solve problems that did not consist of fixed source to detector geometries. For example, it could not solve scenarios with multiple detectors or secondary particles, such as active interrogation, neutron induced gamma, or fission neutrons.

Shaver, Mark W.; Casella, Andrew M.; Wittman, Richard S.; Hayes, John W.

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

354

Development of improved processing and evaluation methods for high reliability structural ceramics for advanced heat engine applications Phase II. Final report  

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The research program had as goals the development and demonstration of significant improvements in processing methods, process controls, and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) which can be commercially implemented to produce high reliability silicon nitride components for advanced heat engine applications at temperatures to 1370{degrees}C. In Phase I of the program a process was developed that resulted in a silicon nitride - 4 w% yttria HIP`ed material (NCX 5102) that displayed unprecedented strength and reliability. An average tensile strength of 1 GPa and a strength distribution following a 3-parameter Weibull distribution were demonstrated by testing several hundred buttonhead tensile specimens. The Phase II program focused on the development of methodology for colloidal consolidation producing green microstructure which minimizes downstream process problems such as drying, shrinkage, cracking, and part distortion during densification. Furthermore, the program focused on the extension of the process to gas pressure sinterable (GPS) compositions. Excellent results were obtained for the HIP composition processed for minimal density gradients, both with respect to room-temperature strength and high-temperature creep resistance. Complex component fabricability of this material was demonstrated by producing engine-vane prototypes. Strength data for the GPS material (NCX-5400) suggest that it ranks very high relative to other silicon nitride materials in terms of tensile/flexure strength ratio, a measure of volume quality. This high quality was derived from the closed-loop colloidal process employed in the program.

Pujari, V.J.; Tracey, D.M.; Foley, M.R. [and others

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Argonne National Laboratory's Nondestructive  

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Argonne National Laboratory's Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies NDE #12;Over45yearsexperienceinNondestructiveEvaluation... Argonne National Laboratory's world-renowned researchers have a proven the safe operationof advanced nuclear reactors. Argonne's World-Class Nondestructive Evaluation

Kemner, Ken

356

Remote Welding, NDE and Repair of DOE Standardized Canisters  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) to manage DOE’s spent nuclear fuel (SNF). One of the NSNFP’s tasks is to prepare spent nuclear fuel for storage, transportation, and disposal at the national repository. As part of this effort, the NSNFP developed a standardized canister for interim storage and transportation of SNF. These canisters will be built and sealed to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section III, Division 3 requirements. Packaging SNF usually is a three-step process: canister loading, closure welding, and closure weld verification. After loading SNF into the canisters, the canisters must be seal welded and the welds verified using a combination of visual, surface eddy current, and ultrasonic inspection or examination techniques. If unacceptable defects in the weld are detected, the defective sections of weld must be removed, re-welded, and re-inspected. Due to the high contamination and/or radiation fields involved with this process, all of these functions must be performed remotely in a hot cell. The prototype apparatus to perform these functions is a floor-mounted carousel that encircles the loaded canister; three stations perform the functions of welding, inspecting, and repairing the seal welds. A welding operator monitors and controls these functions remotely via a workstation located outside the hot cell. The discussion describes the hardware and software that have been developed and the results of testing that has been done to date.

Eric Larsen; Art Watkins; Timothy R. McJunkin; Dave Pace; Rodney Bitsoi

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Compendium of NDE Methods Principal Investigators: Jeffrey Thomas  

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if it is negatively impacting the environment (e.g., dropping flakes of lead paint into a water supply), or if its, and water delivery and treatment facilities, make possible all other sectors of our modern society carrying a partic- ular volume of traffic, or the transfer heavy freight at an intermodal terminal. Utility

358

Surge Nozzle NDE Specimen Mechanical Stress Improvement Analysis  

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The purpose of this project was to perform a finite element analysis of a pressurized water reactor pressurizer surge nozzle mock-up to predict both the weld residual stresses created in its construction and the final stress state after the application of the Mechanical Stress Improvement Process (MSIP). Strain gages were applied to the inner diameter of the mock-up to record strain changes during the MSIP. These strain readings were used in an attempt to calculate the final stress state of the mock-up as well.

Fredette, Lee F.

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

359

On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography  

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advisory committee in the order of importance (high to low) - Weld with no or minimal fusion - Cold or stuck weld - Weld nugget size - Weld expulsion and indentation - Weld...

360

ORNL_TM360_Concrete_NDE_Roadmap  

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to remove waste heat from the main condenser loop. Cooling towers, used as the primary heat sink, are considered Class I structures and are designed to withstand natural phenomena...

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361

On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography  

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of Energy Approach: Weld Quality Metrics * Ranked by industry advisory committee in the order of importance (high to low) - Weld with no or minimal fusion - Cold or stuck weld -...

362

Online Weld Quality NDE & Control with IR Thermography  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

noise * Ice Cubes - 0C. Large temperate differential (dT25C), but wet * Vortex Tube Cold Air Gun - dT15C, difficult to control air flow, less consistent * Hot...

363

advanced nde methods: Topics by E-print Network  

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methods such as acoustic emission as a global method associated to a local method such as TOFD technique which permits an accurate characterization and precise sizing of flaw...

364

Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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NDE 701: Enhanced Resonance Inspection for Light Metal Castings |  

Energy Savers [EERE]

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector General Office0-72.pdfGeorgeDoesn't32Department ofMovingJanuary 7, 2011 Mr. John J.

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NDE DEVELOPMENT FOR ACERT ENGINE COMPONENTS | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion | Department ofT ib l L d F S i DOEToward a PeacefulDrivingItNational Council on 2012

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NDE Development for ACERT Engine Components | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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NDE Development for ACERT Engine Components | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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369

Lithium Ion Electrode Production NDE and QC Considerations | Department of  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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370

Experimental Investigation of Material Flows Within FSWs Using 3D Tomography  

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There exists significant prior work using tracers or pre-placed hardened markers within friction stir welding (FSWing) to experimentally explore material flow within the FSW process. Our experiments replaced markers with a thin sheet of copper foil placed between the 6061 aluminum lap and butt joints that were then welded. The absorption characteristics of x-rays for copper and aluminum are significantly different allowing for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods such as x-ray computed tomography (CT) to be used to demonstrate the material movement within the weldment on a much larger scale than previously shown. 3D CT reconstruction of the copper components of the weldment allows for a unique view into the final turbulent state of the welding process as process parameters are varied. The x-ray CT data of a section of the weld region was collected using a cone-beam x-ray imaging system developed at the INL. Six-hundred projections were collected over 360-degrees using a 160-kVp Bremsstrahlung x-ray generator (25-micrometer focal spot) and amorphoussilicon x-ray detector. The region of the object that was imaged was about 3cm tall and 1.5cm x 1cm in cross section, and was imaged at a magnification of about 3.6x. The data were reconstructed on a 0.5x0.5x0.5 mm3 voxel grid. After reconstruction, the aluminum and copper could be easily discriminated using a gray level threshold allowing visualization of the copper components. Fractal analysis of the tomographic reconstructed material topology is investigated as a means to quantify macro level material flow based on process parameters. The results of multi-pass FSWs show increased refinement of the copper trace material. Implications of these techniques for quantifying process flow are discussed.

Charles R. Tolle; Timothy A. White; Karen S. Miller; Denis E. Clark; Herschel B. Smartt

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Who's Evaluating What? Planned Program Evaluations | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Neighborhood Program Final Report Appendices: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Getting Useful Real-Time Feedback About Your Program...

372

Bottleneckology: evaluating supercomputers  

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Evaluating supercomputer performance is more difficult than evaluating performance for other types of computers because of the wide range of performances encountered. Depending on the purpose of the evaluation, methods of evaluation can be used that trade off level of effort and accuracy, including rules of thumb, analytical models, testing, and simulation.

Worlton, J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Evaluation Consultant RFP  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Evaluation Consultant RFP, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

374

Evaluation report 2006 Evaluation of Research on  

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, 2001 and 2004. The quality of Swedish research within organic farming has not been properly evaluated. The evaluation comprised projects that had funding during 1997­2004. In total, nearly one hundred projects, with one expert panel each. The first panel analysed the scientific quality and the second panel

375

Remote-handled transuranic system assessment. Volume 1  

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This document identifies the necessary actions for addressing current questions concerning the safe and efficient disposal of remote-handled transuranic wastes that have been generated through Department of Energy activities. In addition, this document presents summaries of existing information and analyses regarding the potential alternatives for disposing of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste at the Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). A further discussion of DOE`s approach for addressing RH-TRU issues is contained in the document, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Disposal Strategy, DOE/WIPP-95-1090 (DOE, 1995a). Of this stored and projected inventory, approximately 30% can be characterized with current technology and subsequently certified to meet the waste acceptance criteria for disposal at WIPP; characterization of the remaining 70% will require the use of alternative techniques. At most of the generator sites, characterization equipment and facilities need to be procured in order for the sites to certify waste for shipment either to WIPP or to an interim site. If surface dose rates are too high, the use of non-invasive techniques such as non-destructive examination (NDE) and non-destructive assay (NDA) may be precluded. Characterization methods using NDA can be effectively used on RH-TRU wastes with surface dose rates of less than 1.0 rem/hr (neutron); NDE methods are effective on waste with surface dose rates of less than 10 rem/hr (gamma). The ability to use current NDE technology on waste with surface dose rates above 10 rem/hr will need to be demonstrated. Alternate characterization techniques, such as examination within a hot cell, could be used for the remaining waste; however, such techniques are labor intensive and would require additional effort to gather assay data. Improvements in characterization capabilities are being pursued through future technology development initiatives.

NONE

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

The Partnership Evaluation Framework  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: The Partnership Evaluation Framework: How to evaluate a potential partner’s business model and identify areas for collaboration.

377

ORISE: Research and Evaluation  

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(ORISE) assists government agencies and organizations create effective health communication programs that are built on solid research and evaluation. This information helps...

378

Evaluation Project 4492  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

purchase, build and install tooling in the Product Certification Organization area to allow the movement and radio-graphing of component for evaluation to determine the proper...

379

MSA Evaluation Archive  

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Community Commitment Education Teachers (K-12) Archive MSA Evaluation Archive The Laboratory's Math and Science Academy provides quality STEM education professional...

380

Navy Technology Evaluation Update  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the Navy Technology Evaluation update at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.

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381

Economic Evaluation of Radiopharmaceutical  

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97-2 Planning Report Economic Evaluation of Radiopharmaceutical Research at NIST U.S Department Radiation Division Physics Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology #12;Economic Evaluation of Standards and Technology by Albert N. Link Professor of Economics University of North Carolina at Greensboro

382

COLLOQUE DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, suppl6ment au n02, Tome 51, F6vrier 1990  

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destructive evaluation of the carbon epoxy composite materials (often used in aeronautics) is a difficultAcoustique 1990 NON DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS USING ULTRASONIC SPECTROSCOPY( ) M. OURAK, B, Universite de Valenciennes, F-59326 Valenciennes Cedex, France RBsum6 - Les mat6iaux composites carbone

Boyer, Edmond

383

Evaluation of masa texture  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Two objective methods to determine texture of corn masa using the TA.XT2 texture analyzer were developed and compared with subjective evaluations of the texture and machinability of corn masas from nixtarnalized corn flours used for tortillas...

Bosiger, Irene

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Evaluation Project 4492  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Kansas City, Missouri to evaluate parts that have undergone testing. Sandia Site Office Postmortem Code Blue--Kansas City Plant (KCP) Kansas City Plant LACY,SUSAN DOYLENE 0509...

385

Development of nondestructive evaluation methods and prediction of effects of flaws on the fracture behavior of structural ceramics  

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In the NDE area, specimens with different cloth lay-up orientations were examined by a 3-D X-ray microtomography device and image processing to measure and map in-plane fiber orientations. Results show detection sensitivity to better than {plus_minus}3{degrees}. We establish detection of 3-D braid/weave fiber orientation and spacing. Another NDE method, multinuclear ({sup 13}C,{sup 29}Si, and {sup 11B} NMR spectroscopy, is being developed to determine the chemical state of the fiber surface and its potential impact on fiber pullout. We have conducted initial studies to investigate sensitivity to bulk composition of the matrix materials (a,b, amorphous phase, silica, and oxynitride concentration). The first {sup 29}Si NMR experiments focused on methods to enhance the signal from the surface by selectively reducing surface relaxation. Additionally, we have determined that there is sufficient sensitivity of {sup 11}B NMR for monitoring fiber coatings.

Ellingson, W.A.; Singh, J.P.; Sivers, E.A.; Holloway, D.L.; Jacobs, T.D.; Dieckman, S.L.; Singh, D.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Evaluated Nuclear Data  

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This chapter describes the current status of evaluated nuclear data for nuclear technology applications. We start with evaluation procedures for neutron-induced reactions focusing on incident energies from the thermal energy up to 20 MeV, though higher energies are also mentioned. This is followed by examining the status of evaluated neutron data for actinides that play dominant role in most of the applications, followed by coolants/moderators, structural materials and fission products. We then discuss neutron covariance data that characterize uncertainties and correlations. We explain how modern nuclear evaluated data libraries are validated against an extensive set of integral benchmark experiments. Afterwards, we briefly examine other data of importance for nuclear technology, including fission yields, thermal neutron scattering and decay data. A description of three major evaluated nuclear data libraries is provided, including the latest version of the US library ENDF/B-VII.0, European JEFF-3.1 and Japanese JENDL-3.3. A brief introduction is made to current web retrieval systems that allow easy access to a vast amount of up-to-date evaluated nuclear data for nuclear technology applications.

Oblozinsky, P.; Oblozinsky,P.; Herman,M.; Mughabghab,S.F.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation, including SENSE Research School December 2007 #12; QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Quality,byphotocopy- ingorbyanyothermeanswiththepermissionofQANUifthesourceismentioned. #12;3QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Table of contents

Utrecht, Universiteit

388

Training Evaluations | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Training Evaluations Training Evaluations The Office of Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) is working to find ways to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of our...

389

COMBUSTION TURBINE (CT) HOT SECTION COATING LIFE MANAGEMENT  

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The integrity of coatings used in hot section components of combustion turbines is crucial to the reliability of the buckets. This project was initiated in recognition of the need for predicting the life of coatings analytically, and non-destructively; correspondingly, four principal tasks were established. Task 1, with the objective of analytically developing stress, strain and temperature distributions in the bucket and thereby predicting thermal fatigue (TMF) damage for various operating conditions; Task 2 with the objective of developing eddy current techniques to measure both TMF damage and general degradation of coatings and, Task 3 with the objective of developing mechanism based algorithms. Task 4 is aimed at verifying analytical predictions from Task 1 and the NDE predictions from Task 3 against field observations.

D. Gandy; R. Viswanathan; S. Cheruvu; K. Krzywosz

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

Rainwater Harvesting Program Evaluation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and collect rainwater and divert to landscape areas that need extra water Install a rainwater harvestingRainwater Harvesting Program Evaluation Your views on the quality and effectiveness of Extension system Install a rainwater harvesting system to water landscape Install a rainwater harvesting system

391

Nondestructive characterization of low-level transuranic waste  

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The use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods is proposed for characterization of transuranic (TRU) waste stored at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex. These NDE methods include real-time x-ray radiography, real-time neutron radiography, x-ray and neutron computed tomography, thermal imaging, container weighing, visual examination, and acoustic measurements. An integrated NDE system is proposed for characterization and certification of TRU waste destined for eventual shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Methods for automating both the classification waste and control of a complete nondestructive evaluation/nondestructive assay system are presented. Feasibility testing of the different NDE methods, including real-time x-ray radiography, and development of automated waste classification techniques are covered as part of a five year effort designed to yield a production waste characterization system.

Barna, B.A.; Reinhardt, W.W.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Bridge Funding Program 2013 Recipients  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Biological Sciences The impacts of dispersal and clonal diversity on the stability of environmentally forced and Computer Engineering Sonic Infrared Imaging Non-destructive Evaluation of Advanced Composite Materials Sandra Jacobson and Joseph Jacobson, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Etiology and Prevention

Berdichevsky, Victor

393

Limited Angle Tomography of Sparse Images from Noisy Data using TLS MUSIC Algorithm  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Limited Angle Tomography of Sparse Images from Noisy Data using TLS MUSIC Algorithm Andrew E The limited angle tomography problem is to recon- struct an image x(y, z) from its projections p(t, ) p-shaped region. This has applications to med- ical imaging and non-destructive evaluation where projection data

Yagle, Andrew E.

394

Potential drop mapping for the monitoring of corrosion or erosion Giuseppe Sposito a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the probe. Finite Element simulations show that the electrode array configuration commonly used in existing commercial setups can lead to an underestimation of the defect depth. The novel electrode arrangement on potential drop (PD) are well established as a tool for the non-destructive evaluation of material properties

Nagy, Peter B.

395

Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

concrete. Two coarse aggregate types were used in the test sections: siliceous river gravel (SRG delaminations. 17. Key Words Bonded concrete overlay, delaminations, non- destructive testing 18. Distribution. Recipient's Catalog No. 4. Title and Subtitle Evaluation of Bonded Concrete Overlay on IH 610 in Houston

Texas at Austin, University of

396

ASEDRA Evaluation Final Report.  

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The performance of the Advanced Synthetically Enhanced Detector Resolution Algorithm (ASEDRA) was evaluated by performing a blind test of 29 sets of gamma-ray spectra that were provided by DNDO. ASEDRA is a post-processing algorithm developed at the Florida Institute of Nuclear Detection and Security at the University of Florida (UF/FINDS) that extracts char-acteristic peaks in gamma-ray spectra. The QuickID algorithm, also developed at UF/FINDS, was then used to identify nuclides based on the characteristic peaks generated by ASEDRA that are inferred from the spectra. The ASEDRA/QuickID analysis results were evaluated with respect to the performance of the DHSIsotopeID algorithm, which is a mature analysis tool that is part of the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS). Data that were used for the blind test were intended to be challenging, and the radiation sources included thick shields around the radioactive materials as well as cargo containing naturally occurring radio-active materials, which masked emission from special nuclear materials and industrial isotopes. Evaluation of the analysis results with respect to the ground truth information (which was provided after the analyses were finalized) showed that neither ASEDRA/QuickID nor GADRAS could identify all of the radiation sources correctly. Overall, the purpose of this effort was primarily to evaluate ASEDRA, and GADRAS was used as a standard against which ASEDRA was compared. Although GADRAS was somewhat more accurate on average, the performance of ASEDRA exceeded that of GADRAS for some of the unknowns. The fact that GADRAS also failed to identify many of the radiation sources attests to the difficulty of analyzing the blind-test data that were used as a basis for the evaluation. This evaluation identified strengths and weaknesses of the two analysis approaches. The importance of good calibration data was also clear because the performance of both analysis methods was impeded by the inability to define the energy calibration accurately. Acronyms ACHIP adaptive chi-processed ASEDRA Advanced Synthetically Enhanced Detector Resolution Algorithm DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office DRFs Detector Response Functions FINDS Florida Institute of Nuclear Detection and Security FWHM full-width half-maximum GADRAS Gamma Detector Response Analysis Software GUI graphical user interface HEU highly enriched uranium HPGe high purity germanium ID identification NaI Sodium iodide NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials ppm parts per million SNL Sandia National Laboratories UF University of Florida WGPu weapons-grade plutonium

Mitchell, Dean James; Detwiler, Dr. Rebecca; Sjoden, Dr, Glenn E.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Nondestructive Examination of Possible PWSCC in Control Rod Drive Mechanism Housings  

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Studies being conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington are focused on assessing the effectiveness of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques for inspecting control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) nozzles and J-groove weldments. The primary objective of this work is to provide information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) on the effectiveness of NDE methods as related to the in-service inspection of CRDM nozzles and J-groove weldments, and to enhance the knowledge base of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) through destructive characterization of the CRDM assemblies. In describing two CRDM assemblies removed from service, decontaminated, and then used in a series of NDE measurements, this paper will address the following questions: 1) What did each technique detect? 2) What did each technique miss? and 3) How accurately did each technique characterize the detected flaws? Two CRDM assemblies including the CRDM nozzle, the J-groove weld, buttering, and a portion of the ferritic head material were selected for this study. One contained suspected PWSCC, based on in-service inspection data and through-wall leakage; the other contained evidence suggesting through-wall leakage, but this was unconfirmed. The selected NDE measurements follow standard industry techniques for conducting in-service inspections of CRDM nozzles and the crown of the J-groove welds and buttering. In addition, laboratory based NDE methods were employed to conduct inspections of the CRDM assemblies, with particular emphasis on inspecting the J-groove weld and buttering. This paper will also describe the NDE methods used and discuss the NDE results. Future work will involve using the results from these NDE studies to guide the development of a destructive characterization plan to reveal the crack morphology and a comparison of the degradation found by the destructive evaluation with the recorded NDE responses.

Doctor, Steven R.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Schuster, George J.; Harris, Rob V.; Crawford, Susan L.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Facilities evaluation report  

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The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is a program of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development whose mission is to evaluate different new and existing technologies and determine how well they address DOE community waste remediation problems. Twenty-three Technical Task Plans (TTPs) have been identified to support this mission during FY-92; 10 of these have identified some support requirements when demonstrations take place. Section 1 of this report describes the tasks supported by BWID, determines if a technical demonstration is proposed, and if so, identifies the support requirements requested by the TTP Principal Investigators. Section 2 of this report is an evaluation identifying facility characteristics of existing Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) facilities that may be considered for use in BWID technology demonstration activities.

Sloan, P.A.; Edinborough, C.R.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluating Transformer Losses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and replacing them with low loss units. Today few industrials evaluate losses on either power or distribution transformers. TRANSFORMER LOSSES Transformer losses are divided 'nto load losses and no-load losses. Load losses are due to the winding resista... therefore are a function of the load squared. No-load losses occur from energizing the transformer steel and fore are continuous regardless of the transformer load. TRANSFORMER DESIGN Both types of losses are a fun ce here ion of design. If losses...

Grun, R. L. Jr.

400

Building Performance Evaluation  

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carbon technologies. ? Lack of proper system commissioning and installation led to the underperformance of systems and construction defects. ? Occupants had a lack of understanding of the building sustainability features. ? ?Unplanned changes... to space usage to meet new needs? led to poor internal environmental conditions. Building Performance Evaluation ? Impact survey The impact of the programme ? Three respondents have already added BPE to their portfolio ? Twenty will do more work...

King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

ORISE: Research and Evaluation  

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402

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries  

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This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Through-Container Measurements of Acoustic Signatures for Classification/Discrimination of Liquid Explosives (LEs) and Precursor Threat Liquids  

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This Manuscript is for submission to the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Symposium, the internationally recognized forum for reporting state-of-the-art research and development in smart structures, smart materials, nondestructive evaluation, and health monitoring. Specifically, this paper is being presented in the NDE Symposium in a Conference entitled, "Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security II", in San Diego, Ca., March 9-13, 2008.

Diaz, Aaron A.; Samuel, Todd J.; Tucker, Brian J.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Valencia, Juan D.; Gervais, Kevin L.; Thompson, Jason S.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Enhancing Acoustic Signal Quality by Rapidly Switching between Pulse-Echo and Through Transmission using Diplexers  

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This presentation is for submission to the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Symposium, the internationally recognized forum for reporting state-of-the-art research and development in smart structures, smart materials, nondestructive evaluation, and health monitoring. Specifically, this paper is being presented in the NDE Symposia in a Conference entitled, "Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security II", in San Diego, CA., March 9-13, 2008.

Valencia, Juan D.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Tucker, Brian J.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Evaluating Steam Trap Performance  

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~LmT " TRIf' 1 TRIf' 2 Figure 2 It has become common practice for engineers to oversize steam traps and place more emphasis on first cost than on maintenance cost and operating 766 3 4 ESL-IE-86-06-126 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial...EVALUATING STEAM TRAP PERFORMANCE Noel Y Fuller, P.E. Holston Defense Corporation Kingsport, Tennessee ABSTRACT Laboratory tests were conducted on several types of steam traps at Holston Defense Corporation in Kingsport, Tennessee. Data...

Fuller, N. Y.

406

Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office PROTECTED AREAS AND AVOIDED DEFORESTATION #12;Protected Areas and Avoided Deforestation: An Econometric Evaluation - i - TABLE OF CONTENTS 1................................................................................4 3.3 ESTIMATED EFFECTS OF PROTECTED AREAS ON DEFORESTATION

Pfaff, Alex

407

Exercise Controller and Evaluator Manual  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This volume details the roles of controllers and evaluators in emergency exercises. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

408

Fabrication of specimens with controlled flaws  

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Most nondestructive evaluation (NDE) codes and standards require that the NDE equipment be calibrated using a calibration block. Ultrasonic testing (UT) historically has required the use of side-drilled or flat-bottom holes or notches. Recent technology has recognized that the acoustic response of real flaws is not directly comparable to artificial reflectors. The need arose to manufacture UT test specimens that contained real flaws of known size, shape, position, and orientation. The 1989 Section XI ASME Code, Appendix VIII (ASME Code, 1989), requires NDE qualification of equipment, procedures, and personnel utilizing full-scale test specimens with actual (real) flaws. The same technology could prove of great benefit to industries other than nuclear, particularly for the fracture mechanics approach to fitness-for-purpose or lifetime-extension programs. This paper describes an approach to the design and fabrication of NDE test specimens with controlled flaws.

Edwards, R.L.; Gruber, G.J.; Watson, P.D. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Plutonium Surveillance Destructive Examination Requirements at Savannah River National Laboratory for K-Area Interim Surveillance  

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The DOE 3013 storage standard requires nested, welded 300 series stainless steel containers to store plutonium-bearing materials for up to 50 years. Packaged contents include stabilized plutonium-bearing residues that contain chloride salts and a low (< 0.5 weight %) water content. The DOE 3013 STD requires surveillance of the packages over the 50 year lifetime. These surveillance requirements have been further defined by the Integrated Surveillance Program to include both non-destructive examination (NDE) and destructive examination (DE) of the 3013 container. The DE portion of surveillance involves examining the 3013 nested containers, analyzing the head space gas, and evaluating the plutonium oxide chemistry. At SRS, the stored 3013 containers will undergo preparation for the DE surveillance activities in facilities located in K-Area. The actual DE surveillance will be performed in SRNL. This report provides preliminary functional requirements for the destructive examination (DE) of plutonium-bearing oxide materials and containers in support of K-Area Interim Surveillance (KIS). The KIS project will install interim facilities to prepare the samples for analysis in SRNL. This document covers the requirements for the interim period beginning in 2007, and lasting until the Container Storage and Surveillance Capability (CSSC) project provides the permanent facilities in K-Area to perform sampling and repackaging operations associated with the 3013 container storage and surveillance program. Initial requirements for the CSSC project have been previously defined in WSRC-TR-2004-00584 ''Plutonium Surveillance Destructive Examination Requirements at Savannah River National Laboratory''. As part of the Plutonium Surveillance Program of 3013 Containers at the Savannah River Site (SRS), the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) will receive the emptied 3013 container components, plutonium oxide samples and headspace gas samples from K-Area. The DE program scope includes chemical and metallurgical analyses for a maximum of 25 DE sets a year to provide essential data in support of the SRS Plutonium Surveillance Program. The normal operation is expected to be approximately 15 DE sets a year.

Stefek, T. M.

2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

410

Standardized radiological dose evaluations  

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Following the end of the Cold War, the mission of Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site changed from production of nuclear weapons to cleanup. Authorization baseis documents for the facilities, primarily the Final Safety Analysis Reports, are being replaced with new ones in which accident scenarios are sorted into coarse bins of consequence and frequency, similar to the approach of DOE-STD-3011-94. Because this binning does not require high precision, a standardized approach for radiological dose evaluations is taken for all the facilities at the site. This is done through a standard calculation ``template`` for use by all safety analysts preparing the new documents. This report describes this template and its use.

Peterson, V.L.; Stahlnecker, E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Evaluated teletherapy source library  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The Evaluated Teletherapy Source Library (ETSL) is a system of hardware and software that provides for maintenance of a library of useful phase space descriptions (PSDs) of teletherapy sources used in radiation therapy for cancer treatment. The PSDs are designed to be used by PEREGRINE, the all-particle Monte Carlo dose calculation system. ETSL also stores other relevant information such as monitor unit factors (MUFs) for use with the PSDs, results of PEREGRINE calculations using the PSDs, clinical calibration measurements, and geometry descriptions sufficient for calculational purposes. Not all of this information is directly needed by PEREGRINE. It also is capable of acting as a repository for the Monte Carlo simulation history files from which the generic PSDs are derived.

Cox, Lawrence J. (Los Alamos, NM); Schach Von Wittenau, Alexis E. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 February 2004 Evaluation of the Office...

413

Composite Load Model Evaluation  

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The WECC load modeling task force has dedicated its effort in the past few years to develop a composite load model that can represent behaviors of different end-user components. The modeling structure of the composite load model is recommended by the WECC load modeling task force. GE Energy has implemented this composite load model with a new function CMPLDW in its power system simulation software package, PSLF. For the last several years, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has taken the lead and collaborated with GE Energy to develop the new composite load model. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and BPA joint force and conducted the evaluation of the CMPLDW and test its parameter settings to make sure that: • the model initializes properly, • all the parameter settings are functioning, and • the simulation results are as expected. The PNNL effort focused on testing the CMPLDW in a 4-bus system. An exhaustive testing on each parameter setting has been performed to guarantee each setting works. This report is a summary of the PNNL testing results and conclusions.

Lu, Ning; Qiao, Hong (Amy)

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

414

Hawaii-Okinawa Building Evaluations  

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NREL conducted energy evaluations at the Itoman City Hall building in Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and the Hawaii State Capitol building in Honolulu, Hawaii. This report summarizes the findings from the evaluations, including the best practices identified at each site and opportunities for improving energy efficiency and renewable energy. The findings from this evaluation are intended to inform energy efficient building design, energy efficiency technology, and management protocols for buildings in subtropical climates.

Metzger, I.; Salasovich, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Safeguards Evaluation Method for evaluating vulnerability to insider threats  

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As protection of DOE facilities against outsiders increases to acceptable levels, attention is shifting toward achieving comparable protection against insiders. Since threats and protection measures for insiders are substantially different from those for outsiders, new perspectives and approaches are needed. One such approach is the Safeguards Evaluation Method. This method helps in assessing safeguards vulnerabilities to theft or diversion of special nuclear meterial (SNM) by insiders. The Safeguards Evaluation Method-Insider Threat is a simple model that can be used by safeguards and security planners to evaluate safeguards and proposed upgrades at their own facilities. The method is used to evaluate the effectiveness of safeguards in both timely detection (in time to prevent theft) and late detection (after-the-fact). The method considers the various types of potential insider adversaries working alone or in collusion with other insiders. The approach can be used for a wide variety of facilities with various quantities and forms of SNM. An Evaluation Workbook provides documentation of the baseline assessment; this simplifies subsequent on-site appraisals. Quantitative evaluation is facilitated by an accompanying computer program. The method significantly increases an evaluation team's on-site analytical capabilities, thereby producing a more thorough and accurate safeguards evaluation.

Al-Ayat, R.A.; Judd, B.R.; Renis, T.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced nondestructive examination Sample...  

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non-destructive technique it is now possible to accurately and non-destructively Source: Smith, Tanya M. - Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Collection:...

417

Carbon Nanotubes Based Nanoelectrode Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation...  

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Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation and Application in Voltammetric Analysis. Carbon Nanotubes Based Nanoelectrode Arrays: Fabrication, Evaluation and Application in Voltammetric...

418

Independent Oversight Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory - January 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Safety Management Evaluation, Idaho...

419

Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Project objective: Provide a tool for estimating...

420

Building Reliable Software Applied Formal Methods  

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and return how much money is left. */ public int debit(int amount) { if (amount NDE NDE(amount); if (balance ) { if (amount NDE(amount); if (balance

Zimmerman, Daniel M.

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421

CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION  

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION L.C. Castro, D.L. John, and D.L. Pulfrey Department A simple, non-equilibrium model is used to evaluate the likely DC performance of carbon nanotube field and transcon- ductance close to the low-quantum-capacitance limit. Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, field

Pulfrey, David L.

422

Standard Two: Planning and Evaluation  

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13 Standard Two: Planning and Evaluation Overview Brandeis University's goals are to sustain committed to reflection, analysis, and evaluation, Brandeis has engaged over the past decade and a half Thier's 1992 Reestablishing Academic and Economic Equilibrium, and President Reinharz's 1996 Brandeis

Snider, Barry B.

423

Status of fission yield evaluations  

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Very few yield compilations are also evaluations, and very few contain an extensive global library of measured data and extensive models for unmeasured data. The earlier U.K. evaluations and US evaluations were comparable up to the retirements of the primary evaluators. Only the effort in the US has been continued and expanded. The previous U.K. evaluations have been published. In this paper we summarize the current status of the US evaluation, philosophy, and various integral yield tests for 34 fissioning nuclides at one or more neutron incident energies and/or for spontaneous fission. Currently there are 50 yield sets and for each we have independent and cumulative yields and uncertainties for approximately 1100 fission products. When finalized, the recommended data will become part of the next version of the US Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VI). The complete set of data, including the basic input of measured yields, will be issued as a sequel to the General Electric evaluation reports (better known by the authors' names: Rider - or earlier - Meek and Rider). 16 references.

England, T.R.; Rider, B.F.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

AN ULTRASONIC PHASED ARRAY EVALUATION OF INTERGRANULAR STRESS CORROSION CRACK (IGSCC) DETECTION IN AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL PIPING WELDS  

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Research is being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to assess the effectiveness and reliability of advanced nondestructive examination (NDE) methods for the inspection of light water reactor (LWR) components and challenging material/component configurations. This study assessed the effectiveness of far-side inspections on wrought stainless steel piping with austenitic welds, as found in thin-walled, boiling water reactor (BWR) component configurations, for the detection and characterization of intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCC).

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

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

425

Petrophysical evaluation of subterranean formations  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and systems are provided for evaluating petrophysical properties of subterranean formations and comprehensively evaluating hydrate presence through a combination of computer-implemented log modeling and analysis. Certain embodiments include the steps of running a number of logging tools in a wellbore to obtain a variety of wellbore data and logs, and evaluating and modeling the log data to ascertain various petrophysical properties. Examples of suitable logging techniques that may be used in combination with the present invention include, but are not limited to, sonic logs, electrical resistivity logs, gamma ray logs, neutron porosity logs, density logs, NRM logs, or any combination or subset thereof.

Klein, James D; Schoderbek, David A; Mailloux, Jason M

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

426

Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Manual provides supplemental details to support the nuclear explosive safety evaluation requirement of DOE O 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety. Does not cancel other directives. Admin Chg 1, 7-10-13.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

427

Evaluating Crop-Share Leases.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-SHARE LEASES Marvin Sartin and Norman Brints* There are many approaches for evaluating a crop-share lease. The easiest and most commonly used method relies on history and tradition. Throughout most of Texas, share leases have tra ditionally been one...-third for grain and one-fourth for cotton. While such agreements continue, the economic factors governing farming operations have changed, thus creating a need for reexamin ing terms of share leases. An accepted approach to evaluating sharing arrangements...

Sartin, Marvin; Brints, Norman

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation  

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The objective of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy?s (DOEs) Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project was to provide test and evaluation services for advanced technology vehicles, to establish a performance baseline, to determine vehicle reliability, and to evaluate vehicle operating costs in fleet operations. Vehicles tested include light and medium-duty vehicles in conventional, hybrid, and all-electric configurations using conventional and alternative fuels, including hydrogen in internal combustion engines. Vehicles were tested on closed tracks and chassis dynamometers, as well as operated on public roads, in fleet operations, and over prescribed routes. All testing was controlled by procedures developed specifically to support such testing. Testing and evaluations were conducted in the following phases: ? Development of test procedures, which established testing procedures; ? Baseline performance testing, which established a performance baseline; ? Accelerated reliability testing, which determined vehicle reliability; ? Fleet testing, used to evaluate vehicle economics in fleet operation, and ? End of test performance evaluation. Test results are reported by two means and posted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to their website: quarterly progress reports, used to document work in progress; and final test reports. This final report documents work conducted for the entirety of the contract by the Clarity Group, Inc., doing business as ECOtality North America (ECOtality). The contract was performed from 1 October 2005 through 31 March 2013. There were 113 light-duty on-road (95), off-road (3) and low speed (15) vehicles tested.

Garetson, Thomas

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

429

Supporting Heuristic Evaluation for the Web  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Web developers are confronted with evaluating the usability of Web interfaces. Automatic Web usability evaluation tools are available, but they are limited in the types of problems they can handle. Tool support for manual usability evaluation...

Flores Mendoza, Ana

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

430

Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing NDE for Advanced Lithium Secondary...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

cross-web laser thickness measurement, installation of IR camera on slot-die coater, and identification of capacity fade mechanisms for TODA HE5050 (Presented at 2013 DOE AMR). *...

431

Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Ridge National Laboratory Partners 3 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy May 17, 2012 Project Objectives * Main Objective: To raise the production yield of...

432

Characterization of residual stress relaxation in welded steel plate using TAP-NDE and wavelets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

residual stresses. Immediately after each oven-curing procedure, laser-generated surface acoustic waves (SAW) were initiated in the welded steel plate using a Q-switched Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) pulsed laser and then acquired using...

Jhun, Choon-Sik

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Advanced ultrasonic NDE of composite airframe components: physics, modelling and technology.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??In recent years the use of composites in engineering has greatly increased due to the advantages which may be obtained. These are weight savings, increased… (more)

Mienczakowski, Martin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Using phase information to enhance speckle noise reduction in the ultrasonic NDE of coarse grain materials  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Materials with a coarse grain structure are becoming increasingly prevalent in industry due to their resilience to stress and corrosion. These materials are difficult to inspect with ultrasound because reflections from the grains lead to high noise levels which hinder the echoes of interest. Spatially Averaged Sub-Aperture Correlation Imaging (SASACI) is an advanced array beamforming technique that uses the cross-correlation between images from array sub-apertures to generate an image weighting matrix, in order to reduce noise levels. This paper presents a method inspired by SASACI to further improve imaging using phase information to refine focusing and reduce noise. A-scans from adjacent array elements are cross-correlated using both signal amplitude and phase to refine delay laws and minimize phase aberration. The phase-based and amplitude-based corrected images are used as inputs to a two-dimensional cross-correlation algorithm that will output a weighting matrix that can be applied to any conventional image. This approach was validated experimentally using a 5MHz array a coarse grained Inconel 625 step wedge, and compared to the Total Focusing Method (TFM). Initial results have seen SNR improvements of over 20dB compared to TFM, and a resolution that is much higher.

Lardner, Timothy; Gachagan, Anthony [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom); Li, Minghui [School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development of SQUID microscope for localization and imaging of material defects (NDE)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Dramatic progress was made in FY1997, the first full year of implementing a new technique for detecting and imaging material defects in nuclear weapon components. Design, fabrication, and initial tests of a ``SQUID Microscope`` has been completed utilizing the extraordinary sensitivity of High-Critical-Temperature (HTC) Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) technology. SQUIDs, the most sensitive magnetic field detectors known, are used to sense magnetic anomalies caused by the perturbation of an induction field by defects in the material under examination. Time variation of the amplitude (A) and angle ({theta}) of an induction field with unique spatial distribution allows examination of material defects as a function of depth and orientation within the sample. Variation of the frequency of amplitude variation, {Omega}(A), enables depth selection in a given sample. Scanning the sample in physical, A, and {theta} space enables detection and localization of defects to high precision. A few examples of the material defects anticipated for study include cracks, stress fractures, corrosion, separation between layers, and material inclusions. Design and fabrication of a prototype SQUID Microscope has been completed during FY97. Extensive testing of the physical, thermal, precision mechanical, and vacuum performance of the SQUID microscope were performed. First preliminary tests of the integrated system have been performed and initial results were obtained in the first week of September 1997, more than 3 months ahead of schedule.

Kraus, R.H. Jr.; Espy, M.; Atencio, L.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Applications of TAP-NDE technique to non-contact ultrasonic inspection in tubulars  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are used to get the dispersion as group velocity directly from the peaks of wavelet coefficients. Several methods have been developed for dispersion analysis. Those, which are intended for single or dual mode analysis 17, i.e. where a Phase Spectra..., the phase velocity (the rate of travel of a wave crest) and the group velocity (the velocity of a short pulse of waves) are the same. A schematic representation of particle motion on a steel surface due to such a Rayleigh wave is shown in figure 2...

Baltazar-Lopez, Martin Eduardo

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

437

Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

the diagnostic tools in-situ XRD, TEM, electron diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, and neutron scattering to quantify effect of microstructural changes on capacity fade and...

438

On-Line Weld NDE with IR Thermography | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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439

Online Weld Quality NDE & Control with IR Thermography | Department of  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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440

Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced Lithium  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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441

Roll-to-Roll Electrode Processing and Materials NDE for Advanced Lithium  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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442

Covariance evaluation work at LANL  

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Los Alamos evaluates covariances for nuclear data library, mainly for actinides above the resonance regions and light elements in the enUre energy range. We also develop techniques to evaluate the covariance data, like Bayesian and least-squares fitting methods, which are important to explore the uncertainty information on different types of physical quantities such as elastic scattering angular distribution, or prompt neutron fission spectra. This paper summarizes our current activities of the covariance evaluation work at LANL, including the actinide and light element data mainly for the criticality safety study and transmutation technology. The Bayesian method based on the Kalman filter technique, which combines uncertainties in the theoretical model and experimental data, is discussed.

Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Young, Phillip [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hale, Gerald [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chadwick, M B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Little, R C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

FY08 VPP Program Evaluation  

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The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a recognized third-party certification of worker safety and health program excellence, based on industry best practices that focus on management leadership and employee involvement, as well as other safety and health program elements. This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) VPP Program Evaluation is the FY-2008 report of the PNNL VPP Steering Committee regarding the status of VPP at PNNL. It is an update of the previous annual report dated January, 2007 and was completed in January 2008. An annual evaluation of the status of VPP is required of all sites that participate in the DOE-VPP. This report provides a detailed summary of the PNNL VPP Steering Committee’s evaluation of program performance and documents both strengths and improvement opportunities related to the various aspects of the VPP model.

Dossett, Sharon D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Evaluation of the DHCE Experiment  

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The Dynamic Helium Charging Experiment (DHCE) experiment was conducted in the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) during cycle 12, which was completed in 1992. The purpose of the experiment was to enhance helium generation in vanadium alloys to simulate fusion reactor helium-to-dpa ratios with a target goal of 4-5 appm He/dpa. The Fusion Materials Science Program is considering mounting another experiment in hopes of gathering additional data on the effect of helium on the mechanical and physical properties of vanadium structural materials. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was assigned the task of evaluating the feasibility of conducting another DHCE experiment by carefully evaluating the results obtained of the first DHCE experiment. This report summarizes the results of our evaluation and presents recommendations for consideration by the Materials Science Coordinators Organization.

Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Baldwin, David L.; Hollenberg, Glenn W.; Kurtz, Richard J.

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

445

Funding Opportunity Announcement: PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES IN SOLAR 2 (PREDICTS 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement: PHYSICS OF RELIABILITY: EVALUATING DESIGN...

446

Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The measure and evaluation step is crucial to ensure that institutional change efforts produce successful results in meeting sustainability goals. To measure success, an evaluation is needed.

447

Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture  

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Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Speeding Up Zeolite Evaluation for Carbon Capture Zeolite.png Schematic of an important class of porous materials known as...

448

Plenary II -- Evaluation of Shortline Railroads  

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Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads...

449

Develop & evaluate materials & additives that enhance thermal...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

evaluate materials & additives that enhance thermal & overcharge abuse Develop & evaluate materials & additives that enhance thermal & overcharge abuse 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program...

450

Develop & Evaluate Materials & Additives that Enhance Thermal...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Evaluate Materials & Additives that Enhance Thermal & Overcharge Abuse Develop & Evaluate Materials & Additives that Enhance Thermal & Overcharge Abuse 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

451

Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

452

Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification | Department...  

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification This document provides information about the benefits of performing...

453

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview This document provides an overview and definition of EM&V. What is EMV? More...

454

GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model GETEM -Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model A guide to providing input to GETEM, the Geothermal Electricity...

455

Sandia National Laboratories: Evaluating Powerful Batteries for...  

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ClimateECEnergyEvaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Electric Grid Energy Storage Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Electric Grid Energy Storage Sandian Spoke at the...

456

Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal...

457

Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, ``Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,`` of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Evaluation of inservice inspection examinatiions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Section 11, Division 1, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,'' of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code examinations, 26 inservice inspection (ISI) summary reports from 24 facilities were reviewed. It was found that these ASME Code examinations and tests are instrumental in revealing indications and defects in welds and plant components. In addition, this study uncovered that fact that some of the Section 11 requirements are apparently not clear and are misunderstood by some of the facilities. Also, the need for more stringent requirements was evaluated and some Code changes are recommended.

Aldrich, D.A.; Cook, J.F.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

David Joseph Corr Contact Information  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

," Proceedings, Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE. Iowa State University Center for NDE. #12;2 Kosnik D

Ottino, Julio M.

460

What can elementary particles tell us about the world in which we live?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(NDE) have seen the extra dimensions. For example, the "tunnel" in the NDE may lead to another local

Bryan, Ronald

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461

U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey  

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nde Gra nde RioRio ARIZONA NEW MEXICO UTAH COLORADO MEXICO OREGON CALIFORNIA IDAHO WYOMING NEVADA 0 45

462

INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE by Robert Harrison, Center for Transportation Research Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System; and Jolanda Prozzi, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH Bureau of Engineering Research

Texas at Austin, University of

463

Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Manual provides supplemental details to support the nuclear explosive safety (NES) evaluation requirement of Department of Energy (DOE) Order (O) 452.2D, Nuclear Explosive Safety, dated 4/14/09. Admin Chg 1, dated 7-10-13, cancels DOE M 452.2-2.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

464

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TURBO CODES  

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TURBO CODES by Guangchong Zhu A project submitted to the Department named ``Turbo codes'' which claims an extraordinary performance with reasonable decoding complexity. In this project, we begin with a study on the structure and principle of Turbo codes. We then investigate

Alajaji, Fady

465

evaluation o TAD sites p  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% D tot par T com ma T T crim com dis des 20 evaluation o ocument im TAD sites p ng, and mon ulation. Fou St. Croix trib dels: Milwau Any New Cri After TAD Di 18% Within 1 The University of Kit R. Van Stelle, http:// TAD particip minal convic mmitted a n scharge, bett scribed

Sheridan, Jennifer

466

Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) evaluation. Volume 1: Process evaluation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this study for the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) Evaluation. This report documents the SERP formation and implementation process, and identifies preliminary program administration and implementation issues. The findings are based primarily on interviews with those familiar with the program, such as utilities, appliance manufacturers, and SERP administrators. These interviews occurred primarily between March and April 1995, when SERP was in the early stages of program implementation. A forthcoming report will estimate the preliminary impacts of SERP within the industry and marketplace. Both studies were funded by DOE at the request of SERP Inc., which sought a third-party evaluation of its program.

Sandahl, L.J.; Ledbetter, M.R.; Chin, R.I.; Lewis, K.S.; Norling, J.M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Assessor Training Evaluating OnSite Reports  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NVLAP Assessor Training Evaluating OnSite Reports and Corrective Actions #12;Assessor Training 2009Site Report form ·NVLAP OnSite Assessment Review form #12;Assessor Training 2009: Evaluating OnSite Reports · Nonconformities cited #12;Assessor Training 2009: Evaluating OnSite Reports & Corrective Actions 44 Evaluating

468

Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation 021313preliminaryprocessmarketeval.pdf More...

469

Specific test and evaluation plan  

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The purpose of this Specific Test and Evaluation Plan (STEP) is to provide a detailed written plan for the systematic testing of modifications made to the 241-AX-B Valve Pit by the W-314 Project. The STEP develops the outline for test procedures that verify the system`s performance to the established Project design criteria. The STEP is a lower tier document based on the W-314 Test and Evaluation Plan (TEP). Testing includes Validations and Verifications (e.g., Commercial Grade Item Dedication activities), Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), installation tests and inspections, Construction Acceptance Tests (CATs), Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs), Pre-Operational Test Procedures (POTPs), and Operational Test Procedures (OTPs). It should be noted that POTPs are not required for testing of the transfer line addition. The STEP will be utilized in conjunction with the TEP for verification and validation.

Hays, W.H.

1998-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

470

International decay data evaluation project  

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Basic concepts of, and information from, radionuclide decay are used in many applications. The author limits this discussion to the data needed for applied {gamma}-ray spectrometry; this includes applications such as nuclide identification and quantitative assay. Many of these applications require a knowledge of half-lives and radiation energies and emission probabilities. For over 50 years, people have compiled and evaluated measured data with the goal of obtaining the best values of these quantities. This has resulted in numerous sets of recommended values, many of which still have scientific, historical, or national reasons for existing. These sets show varying degrees of agreement and disagreement in the quoted values and varying time lags in incorporating new and improved experimental results. A new informational international group has been formed to carry out evaluations for radionuclides of importance in applications; it is expected that the results will become an authoritative and widely accepted set of decay data.

Helmer, R.G.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Depleted uranium disposal options evaluation  

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The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, has chartered a study to evaluate alternative management strategies for depleted uranium (DU) currently stored throughout the DOE complex. Historically, DU has been maintained as a strategic resource because of uses for DU metal and potential uses for further enrichment or for uranium oxide as breeder reactor blanket fuel. This study has focused on evaluating the disposal options for DU if it were considered a waste. This report is in no way declaring these DU reserves a ``waste,`` but is intended to provide baseline data for comparison with other management options for use of DU. To PICS considered in this report include: Retrievable disposal; permanent disposal; health hazards; radiation toxicity and chemical toxicity.

Hertzler, T.J.; Nishimoto, D.D.; Otis, M.D. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Waste Management Technology Div.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Nuclear explosives testing readiness evaluation  

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This readiness evaluation considers hole selection and characterization, verification, containment issues, nuclear explosive safety studies, test authorities, event operations planning, canister-rack preparation, site preparation, diagnostic equipment setup, device assembly facilities and processes, device delivery and insertion, emplacement, stemming, control room activities, readiness briefing, arming and firing, test execution, emergency response and reentry, and post event analysis to include device diagnostics, nuclear chemistry, and containment. This survey concludes that the LLNL program and its supporting contractors could execute an event within six months of notification, and a second event within the following six months, given the NET group`s evaluation and the following three restraints: (1) FY94 (and subsequent year) funding is essentially constant with FY93, (2) Preliminary work for the initial event is completed to the historical sic months status, (3) Critical personnel, currently working in dual use technologies, would be recallable as needed.

Valk, T.C.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Puncture evaluation of Shippingport package  

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A puncture evaluation of a 900-ton type B category II shipping package was performed. The package consisted of the decommissioned Shippingport reactor pressure vessel (RPV) with its neutron shield tank (NST) in a concentric arrangement. The space inside the RPV and in annulus between the RPV and the 1-inch-thick NST was filled with concrete. The package was assumed to drop 40 inches into a 6-inch-diameter puncture bar of sufficient length to reach the RPV. The objective was to evaluate the puncture potential of the RPV. A nonlinear dynamic finite element analysis was performed. The NST and the concrete in the annulus were assumed to provide little resistance to puncture because the NST shell is thin and the concrete strength is low. In addition to the dynamic finite element evaluation of the package, a simple buckling analysis of the puncture bar was also performed. The buckling analysis was based on the tangent modulus theory of inelastic buckling. It was found that the puncture bar will not penetrate the RPV under the most severe stress state during the impact process. It was also found that the puncture bar will buckle long before this most severe stress state in the RPV can be reached. The package possesses so much kinetic energy before impact, a small fraction of this energy is sufficient to either buckle or overstress the puncture bar before the stresses in the RPV become critical. 5 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Lo, Ting-Yu

1989-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

474

CBFWA Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP)CBFWA Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) (2006(2006--006006--00)00)  

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CBFWA Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP)CBFWA Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP 101HEP 101 Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) developed byHabitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP

475

Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD) and Enhanced Structural Reliability  

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This paper discusses the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) activities to further the Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD), including those to determine the effectiveness of emerging NDE techniques. The paper discusses the first part of the development of a methodology to determine the effectiveness of these emerging NDE techniques for managing metallic degradation. This methodology draws on experience derived from evaluating techniques that have ‘emerged’ in the past. The methodology will follow five stages: a definition of inspection parameters, a technical evaluation, laboratory testing, round-robin testing, and the design of a performance demonstration program. This methodology will document the path taken for previous techniques and set a standardized course for future NDE techniques.

Doctor, Steven R.; Bond, Leonard J.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Hull, Amy; Malik, Shah

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Method for deriving information regarding stress from a stressed ferromagnetic material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-destructive evaluation technique for deriving stress in ferromagnetic materials including deriving anhysteretic and hysteresis magnetization curves for the material in both unstressed and stressed states. The anhysteretic curve is expressed as a Langevin function. The stress is expressed as an equivalent magnetic field dependent on stress and change of magnetostriction with magnetization. By measurement of these bulk magnetic properties, stress can be derived.

Jiles, David C. (Ames, IA)

1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

477

Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation Project Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation (PHASE) Project  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation Project Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation (PHASE) Project Evaluating, Developing, and Delivering Air Quality Characterization Data to Environmental Public Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network. The EPA is developing routinely available air quality information

478

Money Smart Evaluation Process Evaluation of the Money Smart program involves 3 parts  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Money Smart Evaluation Process Evaluation of the Money Smart program involves 3 parts: o Pre on the FCS Agent website under Money Smart. End of session evaluations are also included in the Instructor

479

Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Residential energy retrofit activities are a critical component of efforts to increase energy efficiency in the U.S. building stock; however, retrofits account for a small percentage of aggregate energy savings at relatively high per unit costs. This report by Building America research team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), describes barriers to widespread retrofits and evaluates opportunities to improve delivery of home retrofit measures by identifying economies of scale in marketing, energy assessments, and bulk purchasing through pilot programs in portions of Sonoma, Los Angeles, and San Joaquin Counties, CA. These targeted communities show potential and have revealed key strategies for program design, as outlined in the report.

Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Evaluating Hydrology Preservation of Simplified Terrain Representations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Evaluating Hydrology Preservation of Simplified Terrain Representations Jonathan Muckella , Marcus network. A quan- titative measurement of how accurately a drainage network captures the hydrology to preserve the important hydrology features. This method and other simplification schemes are then evaluated

Franklin, W. Randolph

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481

VAP Development: Initiation, Development, Evaluation, and Release  

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This white paper provides a plan to formalize the evaluation of newly developed VAPs and a framework for the development of value-added products through four different stages: Initiation, Development, Evaluation, and Release.

Jensen, M; Collis, Fast, J; Flynn, C; Mather, J; McFarlane, S; Monroe, J; Sivaraman, C; Xie, S

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

482

Evaluating User Privacy in Bitcoin  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract. Bitcoin is quickly emerging as a popular digital payment system. However, in spite of its reliance on pseudonyms, Bitcoin raises a number of privacy concerns due to the fact that all of the transactions that take place are publicly announced in the system. In this paper, we investigate the privacy guarantees of Bitcoin in the setting where Bitcoin is used as a primary currency for the daily transactions of individuals. More specifically, we evaluate the privacy that is provided by Bitcoin (i) by analyzing the genuine Bitcoin system and (ii) through a simulator that faithfully mimics the operation of Bitcoin in the context where Bitcoin is used for all transactions within a university. In this setting, our results show that the profiles of almost 40 % of the users can be, to a large extent, recovered even when users adopt privacy measures recommended by Bitcoin. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that comprehensively analyzes, and evaluates the privacy implications of Bitcoin. As a by-product, we have designed and implemented the first simulator of Bitcoin; our simulator can be used to model the interaction between Bitcoin users in generic settings. 1

Elli Androulaki; Ghassan O. Karame; Marc Roeschlin; Tobias Scherer

483

Field evaluation of composite crossarms  

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In 1982 the Institute of Wood Research manufactured 200 composite wood crossarms (COMARMS) for a field evaluation of their performance in service. Four different types of COMARMS were fabricated using wood flake panels to test how long term load carrying capacity is affected by varying wood furnish, wood preservatives and adhesive system. After placement with utilities in Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, field inspections were carried out on over 120 COMARMS after 3 years of exposure and 6 years exposure. After 6 years of exposure, most of the COMARMS were removed at random and returned to the Institute for destructive mechanical testing and evaluation. Half of the controls were mechanically tested soon after fabrication, the other half were tested with the exposed COMARMS after six years of inside storage. Tests of insulating performance in weathered and unweathered arms were carried out by Detroit Edison Company. Results of the mechanical tests and field inspections showed a wide variety of performance strongly correlated to the formulation type. Results of the mechanical and electrical testing indicate that performance similar to that observed in the best formulations would be comparable to Douglas-fir crossarms. 24 refs.

Diebel, J.F.; Charneski, M.D.; Bulleit, W.A.; Pickens, J.M. (Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States). Inst. of Wood Research)

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Field Evaluations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

485

Sandia National Laboratories: Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation...  

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Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar...

486

Evaluation and Characterization of Lightweight Materials: Success...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Characterization of Lightweight Materials: Success Stories from the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Evaluation and Characterization of Lightweight...

487

Design and Evaluation of High Capacity Cathodes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

488

Mass Chain Evaluation for A=95  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A full evaluation of the mass chain A = 95 has been done in the ENSDF format taking into account all the available data until June 2009. Excited states populated by in-beam nuclear reactions and by radioactive decay have been considered. The 'evp' editor, developed at the NNDC, has been used for the evaluation. This mass chain was last evaluated in 1993. Many new and improved data were reported since then. A total of 13 nuclei have been evaluated.

Basu, S.K.; Sonzogni, A.; Basu, Swapan Kr.; Mukherjee, Gopal; Sonzogni, A. A.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

The Impact of Gatekeepers on Evaluation Use  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was being evaluated? (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09,was being evaluated? 1. Y1 (2005-06) 2. Y2 (2006-07) 3. Y3 (evaluation findings? 1. Y1 (2005-06) 2. Y2 (2006-07) 3. Y3 (

Avila, Minerva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions Responsiveprogrammeto of conducting economic evaluation The methodological approaches to this responsive strand of work can take. This project will develop fresh approaches to economic evaluations to advise on cost- effectiveness

Oakley, Jeremy

491

Planning Report 01-3 Economic Evaluation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Planning Report 01-3 Economic Evaluation of the Baldrige National Quality Program Prepared by Administration #12;Economic Evaluation of the Baldrige National Quality Program by Albert N. Link Department in Applications B. Award Winners VI. Economic Evaluation of the Baldrige National Quality Program A. Overview

492

Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

4 5- (DRAFT) Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants Guy Landrieu INERIS Institut, Stuttgart : Germany (1995)" #12;INERIS: Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants (DRAFT may 1995) Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants Summary 1 Introduction 2 Background 3 Harmfulness

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

493

Montana Statewide Spring Canola Variety Evaluation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

0 2011 Montana Statewide Spring Canola Variety Evaluation #12;1 Table of Contents: Page Project .................................................................................................................11-20 #12;2 Montana Statewide Spring Canola Variety Evaluation, 2011 Project Leaders: Heather Mason Montana Statewide Spring Canola Variety Evaluation. SPONSOR VARIETY TYPE HERBICIDE RESISTANCE CONTACT

Dyer, Bill

494

An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

#12;An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands Program Accomplishments and Impacts to Date Prepared Interior Wetlands Program Evaluation Page i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands Program (IWP): Accomplishments and Impacts to Date This document presents the results

495

An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

#12;An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands Program Accomplishments and Impacts to Date Executive;Dovetail Consulting Interior Wetlands Program Evaluation Page i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An Evaluation of the Interior Wetlands Program (IWP): Accomplishments and Impacts to Date This document presents

496

Identification Of Natural Dyes On Archaeological Textile Objects Using Laser Induced Fluorescent Technique  

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This study aims to evaluate the use of Laser Fluorescent as a non-destructive technique for identification of natural dyes on archaeological textile objects. In this study wool textile samples were dyed with 10 natural dyes such as cochineal, cutch, henna, indigo, Lac, madder, safflower, saffron, sumac and turmeric. These dyes common present on archaeological textile objects to be used as standard dyed textile samples. These selected natural dyes will be used as known references that can be used a guide to identify unknown archaeological dyes. The dyed textile samples were investigated with laser radiation in different wavelengths to detect the best wavelengths for identification each dye. This study confirms that Laser Florescent is very useful and a rapid technique can be used as a non-destructive technique for identification of natural dyes on archaeological textile objects. The results obtained with this study can be a guide for all conservators in identification of natural organic dyes on archaeological textile objects.

Abdel-Kareem, O. [Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University (Egypt); Eltokhy, A.; Harith, M. A. [National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science, Cairo University (Egypt)

2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Evaluation of Programmable Thermostats  

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Prior research suggests that poor programmable thermostats usability may prevent their effective use to save energy. We hypothesized that home occupants with a high-usability thermostats would be more likely to use them to save energy than people with a basic thermostat. We randomly installed a high-usability thermostat in half the 77 apartments of an affordable housing complex, installing a basic thermostat in the other half. During the heating season, we collected space temperature and furnace on-off data to evaluate occupant interaction with the thermostats, foremost nighttime setbacks. We found that thermostat usability did not influence energy-saving behaviors, finding no significant difference in temperature maintained among apartments with high- and low-usability thermostats.

Sachs, O.; Tiefenbeck, V.; Duvier, C.; Qin, A.; Cheney, K.; Akers, C.; Roth, K.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluations of average level spacings  

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The average level spacing for highly excited nuclei is a key parameter in cross section formulas based on statistical nuclear models, and also plays an important role in determining many physics quantities. Various methods to evaluate average level spacings are reviewed. Because of the finite experimental resolution, to detect a complete sequence of levels without mixing other parities is extremely difficult, if not totally impossible. Most methods derive the average level spacings by applying a fit, with different degrees of generality, to the truncated Porter-Thomas distribution for reduced neutron widths. A method that tests both distributions of level widths and positions is discussed extensivey with an example of /sup 168/Er data. 19 figures, 2 tables.

Liou, H.I.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole probes evaluate cavern integrity  

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Obtaining natural-gas storage caverns` pressures and temperatures with downhole probes has allowed TransGas Ltd., Regina, to monitor and evaluate cavern integrity. TransGas has more than 5 years` experience with the devices. The acquired data have also helped determine gas-in-place inventory and confirm and assess changes in spatial volumes. These changes may have resulted from cavern creep (shrinkage or closure) or downhole abnormality such as fluid infill or collapse of the side walls or roof. This first