Masters Theses

Title

Partial automation of control rod inspection using coordinate measuring machine and machine vision

Abstract

"The annual inspection of control rods at the UMR Reactor (UMRR) is performed manually using a feeler gauge to measure the bow of the rod and via visual inspection to identify pits. The inspection tasks are performed to semi-quantitatively estimate the service life and in-service compliance of the control rod. Since these conventional inspection methods yield subjective results, and in the process personnel receive a radiation dose, there is a need to automate this task in order to reduce personnel exposure and institute a quantitative means of inspection. The objectives of the present work were to automate this inspection task by using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to measure bow and applying machine vision to identify pits"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Pagination

x, 179 leaves, 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 17).

Rights

© 2005 Shreekanth Vadakattu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nuclear fuel rods -- Inspection
Computer vision
Measuring instruments
Automation

Thesis Number

T 8792

Print OCLC #

70831563

Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5596428~S5

Comments

Accompanying CD-ROM, available at Missouri S&T Library, contains Appendix J.
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