Nondestructive Bond Inspection Test by Electric Resistance Measurement for Complete Flat-Plate Fuel Element Subassemblies

    Published: Jan 1958

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    As part of a Westinghouse Atomic Power Division (WAPD) program, a study was made of methods by which nondestructive inspections of the core-to-clad bonds in completed, flat-plate fuel assemblies could be made. Normally, these inspections are made on single fuel elements by frost testing or ultrasonic methods. However, none of these techniques, as usually applied, could be used on complete subassemblies because they are not usable in long thin passages. Therefore, it was necessary to develop a new inspection method.

    Author Information:

    Weaver, C. V.
    Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio

    Goldthwaite, W. H.
    Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio

    Fawcett, S. L.
    Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio

    Dayton, R. W.
    Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio

    Paper ID: STP42005S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42005S

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