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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Craig F.
dc.contributor.authorBowen, James C.
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:47:19Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:47:19Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55571
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractLead-cooled fast reactors (LFRs) present design challenges in accomplishing in-service inspections (ISIs) due to the opacity, corrosiveness, and high operating temperature of lead. Current technology can adjust to accomplish ISIs for LFRs. The inspections identified and outlined in this thesis are intended to address Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements for advanced reactor design concerning ISIs. This research identifies ISI requirements for advanced reactors such as the LFR, assesses current ISI techniques on functioning and proposed reactors, and tests the physics theory, ensuring compatibility with LFRs. Techniques evaluated were considered applicable to LFRs, and in general, require further development. Acoustic, thermal, and eddy-current testing methods were individually evaluated for use in an LFR and compared to the operating conditions of functioning and proposed reactors. Each method was found to be potentially feasible for application to ISI of LFRs based on the consideration of basic physics theory. Overall, this thesis provides an outline of technologies that can accomplish ISIs, making LFRs a more viable option for meeting future energy demands.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/inserviceinspect1094555571
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleIn-service inspection approaches for lead-cooled nuclear reactorsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLuscombe, James H.
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorin-service inspectionsen_US
dc.subject.authorlead-cooled nuclear reactorsen_US
dc.subject.authoracoustic attenuationen_US
dc.subject.authoreddy-current testingen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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