REAL-TIME NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY. VOLUME I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Authors
  1. Butler, M.P.
  2. Collins, M.F.
  3. Fairholm, W.
  4. Chang, J-S.
  5. Harvel, G.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN);McMaster Univ, Hamilton ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The document contains a summary of the work done during the course of a contract to carry out studies of interest to DREP in Real-Time Neutron Radiography (RTNR). RTNR is a non-destructive examination technique which uses penetrating radiation to image the internal structure of an object. Areas where RTNR is particularly useful are corrosion detection, inspection of composite materials, visualization of flows and in-service inspections; great savings can be obtained by reducing down-time for maintenance inspections. The project attempted to characterize a real-time neutron imaging system, making use of the neutron beam facilities at McMaster Nuclear Reactor. Spatial and temporal resolution, camera response to other radiations, and performance with low neutron fluxes were quantified using manufactured defects. The capabilities of RTNR were put into perspective by comparison with film radiographs of specimens supplied by DREP and others. Examples of RTNR applications are discussed. Areas for further investigation are suggested.
Report Number
DREP-CR-93-43-VOL-1 — See also Volume 2 (DSIS 93-04861
Date of publication
01 Jun 1993
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
93-04860
CANDIS No
134954
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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