Computed Tomography and Ultrasonic Testing of Urania Fuel Pellets
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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