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Bibliography : Impact Testing of Materials

Description: The bibliography provided investigates the following sources: Chemical Abstracts 1947-1950., Metallurgical Abstracts Vols. 1-18., ASM Review of Metals Literature Vols. 1-6., J. Institute of Metals Vols. 78-80 (No. 7)., Physics Abstracts 1937-1950.
Date: June 8, 1952
Creator: Fick, Jean
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High Temperature Refractories for Uranium

Description: Abstract: "Experiments are described wherein uranium metal was heated in ten different refractory materials under conditions approximating those of the uranium J. The refractory crucibles containing the uranium were placed in graphite crucibles and heated in vacuum for four hours at 1800-1850 C by means of an induction furnace. MgO, W, and TiH were found to be unacceptable containers for uranium at these temperatures. BeO, ThO2 and Un showed some reaction with the uranium, whereas UO2, ZrH, CeS, and ThS were only very slightly affected by the uranium during the runs."
Date: June 3, 1946
Creator: Hoff, R. L.; Sausville, J. W. & Larson, Clarence E.
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Progress in Nondestructive Testing: A Summary of Hanford Achievements in These Programs Under General Electric, 1952 - 1964

Description: Report discussing the development of Hanford Laboratories' nondestructive testing programs and a summary of their results. Programs include AlSi fuel testing, N-Reactor fuel testing, and reactor research and development.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Walker, R. A. & Russell, J. T.
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Failure Test of a Double Chambered NaK-Filled Irradiation Capsule

Description: Report describing tests "in which a double chambered irradiation capsule containing NaK (sodium-potassium alloy) in its inner chamber was deliberately perforated to allow NaK (the heat transfer medium) and water to react within the capsule chambers" (p. 2). The report includes descriptions of the materials used in the tests, test procedures, and results.
Date: September 1961
Creator: Kosut, B. S.; Leggett, R. D. & Marshall, R. K.
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Indentation induced deformation in metallic materials.

Description: Nanoindentation has brought in many features of research over the past decade. This novel technique is capable of producing insights into the small ranges of deformation. This special point has brought a lot of focus in understanding the deformation behavior under the indenter. Nickel, iron, tungsten and copper-niobium alloy system were considered for a surface deformation study. All the samples exhibited a spectrum of residual deformation. The change in behavior with indentation and the materials responses to deformation at low and high loads is addressed in this study. A study on indenter geometry, which has a huge influence on the contact area and subsequently the hardness and modulus value, has been attempted. Deformation mechanisms that govern the plastic flow in materials at low loads of indentation and their sensitivity to the rate of strain imparted has been studied. A transition to elastic, plastic kind of a tendency to an elasto-plastic tendency was seen with an increase in the strain rate. All samples exhibited the same kind of behavior and a special focus is drawn in comparing the FCC nickel with BCC tungsten and iron where the persistence of the elastic, plastic response was addressed. However there is no absolute reason for the inconsistencies in the mechanical properties observed in preliminary testing, more insights can be provided with advanced microscopy techniques where the study can be focused more to understand the deformation behavior under the indenter. These experiments demonstrate that there is a wealth of information in the initial stages of indentation and has led to much more insights into the incipient stages of plasticity.
Date: December 2005
Creator: Vadlakonda, Suman
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Investigations of Materials Compatibility Relevant to the EBR-2 System : FY 1978

Description: This report is the ninth in a series of yearly reports on investigations of components of the EBR-II reactor plant and out-of-reactor experiments in which materials or techniques are tested before being used in the EBR-II reactor systems. Wide ranges of materials, circumstances, and evaluation techniques are involved. Therefore, each investigation is reported separately.
Date: January 1979
Creator: Longua, K. J.; Shields, J. A.; Ruther, W. E. & Olson, W. H.
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Three-Dimensional Thermal-Neutron Radiography

Description: Three-dimensional radiographic methods provide a means of determining the depth of defect indications and minimizing the confusion that results from overlapping images of structures at various depths in an object. One method of obtaining and displaying three-dimensional radiographic images is multiple-film laminagraphy, i.e., a series of radiographic films taken at different orientations can be viewed superimposed to present a sharply focused image of any desired object plane. Methods that use multiple-film laminagraphy for three-dimensional thermal-neutron images will be described.
Date: October 1976
Creator: Berger, H. & Reimann, K. J.
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Investigations of Materials Compatibility Relevant to the EBR-II system : FY 1977 and the Transition Period

Description: Report on yearly investigations of components of the EBR-II reactor plant and on out-of-reactor experiments in which materials or techniques are tested before they are used in the EBR-II reactor system.
Date: February 1978
Creator: Longua, K. J.; Ruther, W. E.; Shields, J. A. & Clark, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigations of Materials Compatibility Relevant to the EBR-II System: Fiscal Year 1976

Description: Annual report on investigations of components of the EBR-II reactor plant and on out-of-reactor experiments in which materials or techniques are tested before they are used in the EBR-II reactor system. It includes a discussion of wide ranges of materials, circumstances, and evaluation techniques.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Longua, K. J.; Ruther, W. E.; Shields, J. A. & Clark, A. F.
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Nondestructive-Evaluation Needs for Coal Liquefaction

Description: Nondestructive-evaluation (NDE) needs for coal liquefaction have been identified by acquiring information from site visits, a literature review, and discussions with government personnel. Nondestructive evaluation has been highly rated in importance as a way to help alleviate problems in coal-conversion systems. The primary problems are associated with highly erosive and corrosive slurries being transferred throughout the coal-conversion process. Applicable NDE techniques for both pre-service and in-service inspection include high-temperature ultrasonics, acoustic emission, radiography, acoustic holography, and ultrasonic spectroscopy.
Date: 1977?
Creator: Kupperman, D. S.
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Analysis of Heat-Pipe Absorbers in Evacuated-Tube Solar Collectors

Description: Heat transfer in evacuated-tube solar collectors with heat-pipe absorbers is compared with that for similar collectors with flow-through absorbers. In systems that produce hot water or other heated fluids, the heat-pipe absorber suffers a heat transfer penalty compared with the flow-through absorber, but in many cases the penalty can be minimized by proper design at the heat-pipe condenser and system manifold. The heat transfer penalty decreases with decreasing collector heat loss coefficient, suggesting that evacuated tubes with optical concentration are more appropriate for use with heat pipes than evacuated or non-evacuated flat-plate collectors. When the solar collector is used to drive an absorption chiller, the heat-pipe absorber has better heat transfer characteristics than the flow-through absorbers.
Date: February 1986
Creator: Hull, John R.; Schertz, William W. & Allen, John W.
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Materials Evaluation and Inspection : New Methods, Materials and Dimensions, Proceedings of the Conference Held at Argonne National Laboratory, September 25-26, 1989

Description: A conference at Argonne National Laboratory for executives and technical personnel in small and medium-size manufacturing companies summarized how materials evaluation and inspection by nondestructive methods are changing and broadening. The application of these rapidly emerging techniques in maintaining and improving the quality and competitiveness of manufactured products was stressed. Individual papers have been cataloged separately.
Date: November 1990
Creator: Nevitt, Michael V. & Peterson, Norman D.
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Air-Gun Studies of Ferroelectric Materials (Second Printing)

Description: Specimens of two ferroelectric materials, barium titanate and lead-zirconate titanate, have been subjected to high dynamic stresses by impacting them with a projectile accelerated by an air gun. The purpose of these tests was to supplement information previously obtained using high explosives to stress the ferromagnetic materials.
Date: February 6, 1958
Creator: Ripperger, E. A. & Beck, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plastic Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat Recovery

Description: Metallic corrosion is one of the major impediments to using the large amounts of heat available in flue and exhaust gases. Our approach is to develop plastic coatings to eliminate this corrosion problem and make this waste heat available economically. The advantages of plastics and their limitations in this application are discussed. Laboratory testing in an acid-condensing environment has been performed on numerous plastics and has identified several plastics with good potential as corrosion barriers. Polyphenylene sulfide, in particular, has resisted sulfuric acid attack for over 5000 hours and can be used at temperatures up to 300 C.
Date: September 1983
Creator: Roach, P. D. & Holtz, Robert E.
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Gamma Radiography of Refractory-Lined Vessels and Components

Description: Materials used in coal-conversion systems are exposed to high pressure, high temperature, corrosive and erosive gases, and liquids containing particulate matter. These severe environments necessitate an assessment of the integrity of components to prevent premature failures. Gamma radiography was evaluated as a viable technique for testing such components in the laboratory or after operation in situ. Penetrameters (image-quality indicators) were developed for refractory-lined vessels and transfer lines, and exposure times for various combinations of refractory-steel thicknesses were determined. Radiography with /sup 60/Co was performed on gasifier vessels, combustor vessels, and critical transfer lines in existing pilot plants using the experience gained through laboratory experiments. The results show that gamma radiography is a practical and effective method to detect critical conditions in coal-conversion system components.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Lapinski, N. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Compatibility of ITER Candidate Structural Materials with Static Gallium

Description: Tests were conducted on the compatibility of gallium with candidate structural materials for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, e.g., Type 316 SS, Inconel 625, and Nb-5 Mo-1 Zr alloy, as well as Armco iron, Nickel 270, and pure chromium.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Luebbers, P. R. & Michaud, W. F.
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Experimental Stress Analysis of EGCR Pressure Vessel

Description: Report regarding the structural evaluations made of the upper head of the Experimental Gas Cooled Reactor (EGCR). This report includes descriptions of the model, experimental procedures, and analyses of the results. Appendix begins on page 139.
Date: 1961
Creator: Greenstreet, B. L.; Holland, R. W.; Maxwell, R. L.; Witt, F. J.; Shobe, L. R. & LaVerne, M. E.
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Corrosion of Aluminum and Beryllium by MTR Canal Water

Description: Introduction: "In the early operation of the WTR severe canal corrosion of dummy fuel assemblies and a beryllium A-piece caused a great deal of concern as to the possible effects of long-time canal storage on such elements. A short-term experimental program was started to determine the causes of this corrosion and to correct them before any irradiated fuel elements had to be stored in the canal. The results of this program are presented here."
Date: January 14, 1953
Creator: Burnham, J. B., Jr. & Bartz, M. H.
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One-year Results of the NNWSI Unsaturated Test Procedure : SRL 165 Glass Application

Description: Investigation of the volcanic tuff beds of Yucca Mountain Nevada, as a potential site for a high-level waste repository is a function of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI). A series of tests with SRL 165 type glass was performed to determine whether the NNWSI Unsaturated Test could be used to produce data that would be useful in assessing waste form performance under unsaturated conditions anticipated for the NNWSI repository site.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Bates, John K. & Gerding, Thomas J.
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Interim Report of Brittle-Fracture Impact Studies: Development of Methodology

Description: A comprehensive methodology for characterizing the results of impact fracture of brittle waste forms is presented, and its use illustrated by application to available particle-size data obtained in impact tests of various materials. The respirable-size fraction and the total surface area of the fracture particulates are the major criteria for characterization. Particle-size distributions were all found to be characterized approximately by the two parameters of the lognormal probability function (the geometric mean diameter D/sub g/ and the geometric standard deviation sigma/sub g/). These results are explained in terms of the brittle-fracture process as it is described in the technical literature. The methodology appears promising both for standardized evaluation of the impact strength of various solid-waste compositions, either vitreous or crystalline, and for studying the deformation of canistered waste forms in scale-model tests.
Date: 1981
Creator: Mecham, W.; Jardine, L. J.; Pelto, R. H.; Reedy, G. T. & Steindler, M. J.
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