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Nuclear Plant Inspection

Engineers from the Power Authority of the State of New York use a Crack Growth Analysis Program supplied by COSMIC in one stage of nuclear plant inspection. Welds of the nuclear steam supply system are checked for cracks; radiographs, dye penetration and visual inspections are performed to locate cracks in the metal structure and welds. The software package includes three separate crack growth analysis models and enables necessary repairs to be planned before serious problems develop.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-46
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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