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A Photo-Electronic Method For The Monitoring Of Deformation In Nuclear Fuel Cladding Tubes
Author(s): Brian D. Clay
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Paper Abstract

A solid-state image scanning technique is described which allows the diametral straining of directly heated, internally pressurized tubes to be monitored continuously up to the occurrence of rupture. The system utilises a 512-element photodiode array coupled to a processor unit which provides a BCD output to a paper-tape punch at determined time intervals; this tape is analysed by a mini-computer to give a graphical record of the test. Examples are given of the application of the mechanical properties data, obtained from the strain-time plots, to predictions of deformation behaviour relevant to the performance of fuel tubes in nuclear reactors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1978
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0145, Industrial Applications of Solid State Image Scanners, (1 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956594
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Brian D. Clay, C.E.G.B. Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0145:
Industrial Applications of Solid State Image Scanners
David J. Purll, Editor(s)

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