Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
Comparison of Traditional Nondestructive Analysis of RERTR Fuel Plates with Digital Radiographic Techniques
T. Davidsmeier, R. Koehl, R. Lanham, E. O'Hare, T. Wiencek
The current design and fabrication process for RERTR fuel plates utilizes film radiography during the nondestructive testing and characterization. Digital radiographic methods offer a potential increases in efficiency and accuracy. The traditional and digital radiographic methods are described and demonstrated on a fuel plate constructed with and average of 51% by volume fuel using the dispersion method. Fuel loading data from each method is analyzed and compared to a third baseline method to assess accuracy. The new digital method is shown to be more accurate, save hours of work, and provide additional information not easily available in the traditional method. Additional possible improvements suggested by the new digital method are also raised.
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of Traditional Nondestructive Analysis of RERTR Fuel
Plates with Digital Radiographic Techniques, T.
Davidsmeier et al.
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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
Technical Director, RERTR Department
Nuclear Engineering Division – 362
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
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