Irradiation testing of ultrasonic transducers

J. Daw, B. Tittmann, B. Reinhardt, G. Kohse, P. Ramuhalli, R. Montgomery, H. T. Chien, J. F. Villard, J. Palmer, J. Rempe

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Abstract

Ultrasonic technologies offer the potential for high accuracy and resolution in-pile measurement of numerous parameters, including geometry changes, temperature, crack initiation and growth, gas pressure and composition, and microstructural changes. Many Department of Energy-Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) programs are exploring the use of ultrasonic technologies to provide enhanced sensors for in-pile instrumentation during irradiation testing. For example, the ability of single, small diameter ultrasonic thermometers (UTs) to provide a temperature profile in candidate metallic and oxide fuel would provide much needed data for validating new fuel performance models. Other efforts include an ultrasonic technique to detect morphology changes (such as crack initiation and growth) and acoustic techniques to evaluate fission gas composition and pressure. These efforts are limited by the lack of existing knowledge of ultrasonic transducer material survivability under irradiation conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013 - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 27 2013

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Name2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013

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Other2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/136/27/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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    Daw, J., Tittmann, B., Reinhardt, B., Kohse, G., Ramuhalli, P., Montgomery, R., Chien, H. T., Villard, J. F., Palmer, J., & Rempe, J. (2013). Irradiation testing of ultrasonic transducers. In 2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013 [6728097] (2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2013.6728097