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Title: Vibro-acoustic Imaging at the Breazeale Reactor

Abstract

The INL is developing Vibro-acoustic imaging technology to characterize microstructure in fuels and materials in spent fuel pools and within reactor vessels. A vibro-acoustic development laboratory has been established at the INL. The progress in developing the vibro-acoustic technology at the INL is the focus of this report. A successful technology demonstration was performed in a working TRIGA research reactor. Vibro-acoustic imaging was performed in the reactor pool of the Breazeale reactor in late September of 2015. A confocal transducer driven at a nominal 3 MHz was used to collect the 60 kHz differential beat frequency induced in a spent TRIGA fuel rod and empty gamma tube located in the main reactor water pool. Data was collected and analyzed with the INLDAS data acquisition software using a short time Fourier transform.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1374499
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-16-40000
TRN: US1800494
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SPENT FUELS; TRIGA TYPE REACTORS; FUEL RODS; ACOUSTICS; FUEL STORAGE POOLS; Breazeale Reactor; Vibro-acoustic Imaging

Citation Formats

Smith, James Arthur, Jewell, James Keith, and Lee, James Edwin. Vibro-acoustic Imaging at the Breazeale Reactor. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1374499.
Smith, James Arthur, Jewell, James Keith, & Lee, James Edwin. Vibro-acoustic Imaging at the Breazeale Reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/1374499.
Smith, James Arthur, Jewell, James Keith, and Lee, James Edwin. Thu . "Vibro-acoustic Imaging at the Breazeale Reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/1374499. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374499.
@article{osti_1374499,
title = {Vibro-acoustic Imaging at the Breazeale Reactor},
author = {Smith, James Arthur and Jewell, James Keith and Lee, James Edwin},
abstractNote = {The INL is developing Vibro-acoustic imaging technology to characterize microstructure in fuels and materials in spent fuel pools and within reactor vessels. A vibro-acoustic development laboratory has been established at the INL. The progress in developing the vibro-acoustic technology at the INL is the focus of this report. A successful technology demonstration was performed in a working TRIGA research reactor. Vibro-acoustic imaging was performed in the reactor pool of the Breazeale reactor in late September of 2015. A confocal transducer driven at a nominal 3 MHz was used to collect the 60 kHz differential beat frequency induced in a spent TRIGA fuel rod and empty gamma tube located in the main reactor water pool. Data was collected and analyzed with the INLDAS data acquisition software using a short time Fourier transform.},
doi = {10.2172/1374499},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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