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The main task of this project was the elaboration of specific non-destructive testing methods for conditioned and sealed waste packages, and for the matrix materials themselves (bitumen, concrete, ceramics and glass). CT with X-rays was found to be one of the best methods for the comprehensive non-destructive characterisation of the physical and technical properties of the above test objects. The method is especially suitable for the non-destructive evaluation of the absolute density value, the density distribution, the gamma activity distribution, the localisation of voids, cracks and inclusions, the visualisation of swelling, shrinkage and phase precipitations, and the detection of liquid phases in bentonite and cemented waste.

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Authors: REIMERS P, BAM Labor 6.31, Berlin (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13879 EN (1992) 74 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3365-9
Record Number: 199210179 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en