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Title: Post-Irradiation Non-Destructive Analyses of the AFIP-7 Experiment

This paper reports the results and interpretation of post-irradiation non-destructive examinations performed on four curved full-size fuel plates that comprise the AFIP-7 experiment. These fuel plates, having a U-10 wt.%Mo monolithic design, were irradiated under moderate operating conditions in the Advanced Test Reactor to assess fuel performance for geometries that are prototypic of research reactor fuel assemblies. Non-destructive examinations include visual examination, neutron radiography, profilometry, and precision gamma scanning. This article evaluates the qualitative and quantitative data taken for each plate, compares corresponding data sets, and presents the results of swelling analyses. Finally, these characterization results demonstrate that the fuel meets established irradiation performance requirements for mechanical integrity, geometric stability, and stable and predictable behavior.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Nuclear Fuels and Materials Division
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-17-41282-Rev000
Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 69; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20); USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1473912

Williams, W. J., Robinson, A. B., and Rabin, B. H.. Post-Irradiation Non-Destructive Analyses of the AFIP-7 Experiment. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2552-y.
Williams, W. J., Robinson, A. B., & Rabin, B. H.. Post-Irradiation Non-Destructive Analyses of the AFIP-7 Experiment. United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2552-y.
Williams, W. J., Robinson, A. B., and Rabin, B. H.. 2017. "Post-Irradiation Non-Destructive Analyses of the AFIP-7 Experiment". United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2552-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1473912.
@article{osti_1473912,
title = {Post-Irradiation Non-Destructive Analyses of the AFIP-7 Experiment},
author = {Williams, W. J. and Robinson, A. B. and Rabin, B. H.},
abstractNote = {This paper reports the results and interpretation of post-irradiation non-destructive examinations performed on four curved full-size fuel plates that comprise the AFIP-7 experiment. These fuel plates, having a U-10 wt.%Mo monolithic design, were irradiated under moderate operating conditions in the Advanced Test Reactor to assess fuel performance for geometries that are prototypic of research reactor fuel assemblies. Non-destructive examinations include visual examination, neutron radiography, profilometry, and precision gamma scanning. This article evaluates the qualitative and quantitative data taken for each plate, compares corresponding data sets, and presents the results of swelling analyses. Finally, these characterization results demonstrate that the fuel meets established irradiation performance requirements for mechanical integrity, geometric stability, and stable and predictable behavior.},
doi = {10.1007/s11837-017-2552-y},
journal = {JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society},
number = 12,
volume = 69,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}