Checking the possibility of controlling fuel element by X-ray computerized tomography

V. B. Trinh, Y. Zhong, S. P. Osipov, A. V. Batranin

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The article considers the possibility of checking fuel elements by X-ray computerized tomography. The checking tasks are based on the detection of particles of active material, evaluation of the heterogeneity of the distribution of uranium salts and the detection of clusters of uranium particles. First of all, scheme of scanning improve the performance and quality of the resulting three-dimensional images of the internal structure is determined. Further, the possibility of detecting clusters of uranium particles having the size of 1 mm3 and measuring the coordinates of clusters of uranium particles in the middle layer with the accuracy of within a voxel size (for the considered experiments of about 80 μm) is experimentally proved in the main part. The problem of estimating the heterogeneity of the distribution of the active material in the middle layer and the detection of particles of active material with a nominal diameter of 0.1 mm in the "blank" is solved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
EventInternational Conference on Innovations in Non-Destructive Testing, SibTest 2017 - Sosnovkav, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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