STRAIN MEASUREMENTS IN REACTOR SYSTEMS-

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2576
Amount: $49,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 1230, West Palm Beach, FL, 33420
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MR. JAMES C. MCCUE
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (305) 686-5949
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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.

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