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STRAIN MEASUREMENTS IN REACTOR SYSTEMS-

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2576
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2576
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Products And
P.o. Box 1230 West Palm Beach, FL 33420
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: STRAIN MEASUREMENTS IN REACTOR SYSTEMS-
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,979.00
 

Abstract:

THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL STRAIN DEFLECTION IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS, INCLUDING HIGH PRESSURES AND TEMPERATURES, ARE LIMITED USING STANDARD INSTRUMENTATION. A METHOD FOR OVERCOMING THESE LIMITATIONS WILL BE STUDIED USING NUCLEAR GAMMA RAY RESONANCE, COMMONLY CALLED THE "MOSSBAUER EFFECT," TO MEASURE STRAIN RATES. PRELIMINARY STUDIES WILL BE CONCENTRATED ON DEVELOPING GAMMA SOURCE COUNTING CONFIGURATIONS ON ROOM-TEMPERATURE UNIAXIAL AND BIAXIAL (THIN-WALLED TUBE) STRAINS USING SOURCES SUCH AS FE57 AND CO57. THE SENSITIVITIES OF STRAIN-RATE MEASUREMENT WILL BE ESTABLISHED, AND THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED TEMPERATURES ON THE EMITTING SOURCE AND/OR ABSORBER AND DETECTOR PERFORMANCE WILL BE EVALUATED. THIS METHOD CAN BE READILY APPLIED TO BIAXIAL, SLOW-MOVING ("CREEP") STRAINS SUCH AS THOSE EXPERIENCED IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE NUCLEAR REACTOR SYSTEMS, COOLANT-BOUNDARY SURFACES.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. james c. mccue
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
3056865949

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Products And
P.o. Box 1230 West Palm Beach, FL 33420

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No