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Title: Electrical network method for the thermal or structural characterization of a conducting material sample or structure

Abstract

A method for modeling a conducting material sample or structure system, as an electrical network of resistances in which each resistance of the network is representative of a specific physical region of the system. The method encompasses measuring a resistance between two external leads and using this measurement in a series of equations describing the network to solve for the network resistances for a specified region and temperature. A calibration system is then developed using the calculated resistances at specified temperatures. This allows for the translation of the calculated resistances to a region temperature. The method can also be used to detect and quantify structural defects in the system.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
868806
Patent Number(s):
5217304
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrical; network; method; thermal; structural; characterization; conducting; material; sample; structure; modeling; resistances; resistance; representative; specific; physical; region; encompasses; measuring; external; leads; measurement; series; equations; describing; solve; specified; temperature; calibration; developed; calculated; temperatures; allows; translation; detect; quantify; defects; conducting material; specified temperature; material sample; structural characterization; electrical network; /374/324/

Citation Formats

Ortiz, Marco G. Electrical network method for the thermal or structural characterization of a conducting material sample or structure. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ortiz, Marco G. Electrical network method for the thermal or structural characterization of a conducting material sample or structure. United States.
Ortiz, Marco G. Fri . "Electrical network method for the thermal or structural characterization of a conducting material sample or structure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868806.
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abstractNote = {A method for modeling a conducting material sample or structure system, as an electrical network of resistances in which each resistance of the network is representative of a specific physical region of the system. The method encompasses measuring a resistance between two external leads and using this measurement in a series of equations describing the network to solve for the network resistances for a specified region and temperature. A calibration system is then developed using the calculated resistances at specified temperatures. This allows for the translation of the calculated resistances to a region temperature. The method can also be used to detect and quantify structural defects in the system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
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