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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The 2015 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2015) took place in Seoul, Korea on Oct. 11-14, 2015.
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