SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1958

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


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.

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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
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Developed by Committee: E07
Pages: 286–293
DOI: 10.1520/STP42005S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5948-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6102-3