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Title: Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components

Abstract

Acoustic emission (AE) and guided ultrasonic waves (GUW) are considered for continuous monitoring and detection of cracks in Light Water Reactor (LWR) components. In this effort, both techniques are applied to the detection and monitoring of fatigue crack growth in a full scale pipe component. AE results indicated crack initiation and rapid growth in the pipe, and significant GUW responses were observed in response to the growth of the fatigue crack. After initiation, the crack growth was detectable with AE for approximately 20,000 cycles. Signals associated with initiation and rapid growth where distinguished based on total rate of activity and differences observed in the centroid frequency of hits. An intermediate stage between initiation and rapid growth was associated with significant energy emissions, though few hits. GUW exhibit a nearly monotonic trend with crack length with an exception of measurements obtained at 41 mm and 46 mm.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1092041
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-85082
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Congress on the Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2012), June 24-28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, 2:1131-1140
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
NDE, On-Line Monitoring; Acoustic Emission; Guided Wave

Citation Formats

Meyer, Ryan M., Coble, Jamie B., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Watson, Bruce E., Cumblidge, Stephen E., Doctor, Steven R., and Bond, Leonard J. Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Meyer, Ryan M., Coble, Jamie B., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Watson, Bruce E., Cumblidge, Stephen E., Doctor, Steven R., & Bond, Leonard J. Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components. United States.
Meyer, Ryan M., Coble, Jamie B., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Watson, Bruce E., Cumblidge, Stephen E., Doctor, Steven R., and Bond, Leonard J. Thu . "Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components". United States.
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title = {Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Cracks in Light Water Reactor Components},
author = {Meyer, Ryan M. and Coble, Jamie B. and Ramuhalli, Pradeep and Watson, Bruce E. and Cumblidge, Stephen E. and Doctor, Steven R. and Bond, Leonard J.},
abstractNote = {Acoustic emission (AE) and guided ultrasonic waves (GUW) are considered for continuous monitoring and detection of cracks in Light Water Reactor (LWR) components. In this effort, both techniques are applied to the detection and monitoring of fatigue crack growth in a full scale pipe component. AE results indicated crack initiation and rapid growth in the pipe, and significant GUW responses were observed in response to the growth of the fatigue crack. After initiation, the crack growth was detectable with AE for approximately 20,000 cycles. Signals associated with initiation and rapid growth where distinguished based on total rate of activity and differences observed in the centroid frequency of hits. An intermediate stage between initiation and rapid growth was associated with significant energy emissions, though few hits. GUW exhibit a nearly monotonic trend with crack length with an exception of measurements obtained at 41 mm and 46 mm.},
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