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Title: A study to ultrasonically verify the mechanical properties of U-6Nb parts

Abstract

A part of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Waste Minimization Program, an effort is under way at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant to reduce the amounts of scrap U-6Nb associated with the manufacture and quality testing of U-6Nb-based components. As part of this program, an ultrasonic (nondestructive) test is being developed to verify whether or not the U-6Nb (binary) parts (produced within the Y-12 Plant) have the appropriate mechanical properties. The current or traditional method for verifying the mechanical properties of these parts, involves the creation and destruction of mechanical test specimens, which along with the associated scrap, feed directly into the Y-12 Plant`s waste stream. By using a nondestructive (ultrasonic) measurement for mechanical property verification, the amount of waste associated with mechanical property testing can be significantly reduced. This report discusses a proposed experiment designed to measure the effectiveness of an ultrasonic (nondestructive) measurement versus traditional mechanical testing methods at verifying the mechanical integrity of U-6N6 components. The experiment is designed to accommodate both the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL) methods of processing U-6Nb components. The discussion of a proposed design for a transportable ultrasonic material characterization system for potential in-process measurements ismore » also included.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10125304
Report Number(s):
Y/DW-1126/R1
ON: DE92008419
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OS21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; URANIUM BASE ALLOYS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; ULTRASONIC TESTING; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; AGING; ELONGATION; MICROHARDNESS; YIELD STRENGTH; TENSILE PROPERTIES; 360103; 420500; MATERIALS TESTING

Citation Formats

Pickett, C A, Bird, E L, Hodge, Jr, W E, Marsicek, M J, Thompson, J E, Hughes, J F, Chadwick, R L, and Coates, C W. A study to ultrasonically verify the mechanical properties of U-6Nb parts. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Pickett, C A, Bird, E L, Hodge, Jr, W E, Marsicek, M J, Thompson, J E, Hughes, J F, Chadwick, R L, & Coates, C W. A study to ultrasonically verify the mechanical properties of U-6Nb parts. United States.
Pickett, C A, Bird, E L, Hodge, Jr, W E, Marsicek, M J, Thompson, J E, Hughes, J F, Chadwick, R L, and Coates, C W. Sun . "A study to ultrasonically verify the mechanical properties of U-6Nb parts". United States.
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title = {A study to ultrasonically verify the mechanical properties of U-6Nb parts},
author = {Pickett, C A and Bird, E L and Hodge, Jr, W E and Marsicek, M J and Thompson, J E and Hughes, J F and Chadwick, R L and Coates, C W},
abstractNote = {A part of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Waste Minimization Program, an effort is under way at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant to reduce the amounts of scrap U-6Nb associated with the manufacture and quality testing of U-6Nb-based components. As part of this program, an ultrasonic (nondestructive) test is being developed to verify whether or not the U-6Nb (binary) parts (produced within the Y-12 Plant) have the appropriate mechanical properties. The current or traditional method for verifying the mechanical properties of these parts, involves the creation and destruction of mechanical test specimens, which along with the associated scrap, feed directly into the Y-12 Plant`s waste stream. By using a nondestructive (ultrasonic) measurement for mechanical property verification, the amount of waste associated with mechanical property testing can be significantly reduced. This report discusses a proposed experiment designed to measure the effectiveness of an ultrasonic (nondestructive) measurement versus traditional mechanical testing methods at verifying the mechanical integrity of U-6N6 components. The experiment is designed to accommodate both the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL) methods of processing U-6Nb components. The discussion of a proposed design for a transportable ultrasonic material characterization system for potential in-process measurements is also included.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
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