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Computed Tomography and Ultrasonic Testing of Urania Fuel Pellets

  • P. D. Sutton
  • L. R. Hillier
  • B. D. Sawicka

Abstract

Natural uranium dioxide nuclear fuel for irradiation in CANDU reactors is manufactured by General Electric Canada. To ensure the fuel does not rupture,pellet chipping and cracking is controlled. While not apparent in the green compact stage chips and cracks are readily observed after sintering and are generally located at the ends of the pellets

Keywords

Compute Tomography Image Compute Tomography Data Ultrasonic Test Green Compact Ultrasonic Image 
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References

  1. 1.
    H.R. Lee, I.J. Itzkovitz and M.R. Galley, “Canada’s National Ceramic UO2 Production, Fuel Fabrication and Heavy Water Technologies”, presented at the International Conference on Nuclear Technology Transfer, Madrid, Spain, October, 1985.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    B.D. Sawicka and W.A. Ellingson, in “Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation”, Vol 6A, eds. D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti (Plenum Publ. Corporation, 1987), p.421–432; B.D. Sawicka and B.J.F. Palmer, Nucl. Instr. Methods A263 (1988) Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Sutton
    • 1
  • L. R. Hillier
    • 1
  • B. D. Sawicka
    • 2
  1. 1.General Electric CanadaPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.Chalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesChalk RiverCanada

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