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- ItemBragg-edge elastic strain tomography(Engineers Australia, 2017-11-27) Wensrich, CM; Gregg, AWT; Hendriks, JN; Aggarwal, R; Tremsin, AS; Shinohara, T; Luzin, V; Meylan, MH; Kisi, EH; Kirstein, OTime-of-flight neutron imaging has now progressed to the point where high-resolution energy-resolved imaging is possible. Among many other applications, this technology allows the imaging of elastic strain fields within polycrystalline solids using a geometry identical to a traditional radiograph. 3D strain tomography from measurements such as these has been a current topic of research over the past decade. The authors recently solved this tomography problem and provided a reconstruction algorithm for the set of all systems subject to external loads in the absence of residual or eigenstrain. In this paper we provide an overview of the recent experiment carried out at the J-PARC pulsed neutron source in Japan focused on demonstrating this algorithm. This now represents the first-ever practical demonstration of Bragg-edge neutron transmission strain tomography in a non-axisymmetric system. The results of the experiment are presented along with the validation of the reconstructed field through Digital Image Correlation and traditional constant wavelength neutron strain scanning within the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering at ANSTO. An outlook on potential strategies for reconstruction in the general case is also provided. © 2017 Engineers Australia
- ItemEnergy-resolved neutron imaging for reconstruction of strain introduced by cold working(MDPI, 2018-02-28) Tremsin, AS; Kockelmann, W; Kelleher, JF; Paradowska, AM; Ramadhan, RS; Fitzpatrick, MEEnergy-resolved neutron transmission imaging is used to reconstruct maps of residual strains in drilled and cold-expanded holes in 5-mm and 6.4-mm-thick aluminum plates. The possibility of measuring the positions of Bragg edges in the transmission spectrum in each 55 × 55 µm2 pixel is utilized in the reconstruction of the strain distribution within the entire imaged area of the sample, all from a single measurement. Although the reconstructed strain is averaged through the sample thickness, this technique reveals strain asymmetries within the sample and thus provides information complementary to other well-established non-destructive testing methods. © 1996-2021 MDPI
- ItemEnergy-resolved neutron imaging options at a small angle neutron scattering instrument at the Australian Center for Neutron Scattering(AIP Publishing, 2019-03-26) Tremsin, AS; Sokolova, AV; Salvemini, F; Luzin, V; Paradowska, AM; Muránsky, O; Kirkwood, HJ; Abbey, B; Wensrich, CM; Kisi, EHEnergy-resolved neutron imaging experiments conducted on the Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instrument, Bilby, demonstrate how the capabilities of this instrument can be enhanced by a relatively simple addition of a compact neutron counting detector. Together with possible SANS sample surveying and location of the region of interest, this instrument is attractive for many imaging applications. In particular, the combination of the cold spectrum of the neutron beam and its pulsed nature enables unique non-destructive studies of the internal structure for samples that are opaque to other more traditional techniques. In addition to conventional white beam neutron radiography, we conducted energy-resolved imaging experiments capable of resolving features related to microstructure in crystalline materials with a spatial resolution down to ∼0.1 mm. The optimized settings for the beamline configuration were determined for the imaging modality, where the compromise between the beam intensity and the achievable spatial resolution is of key concern. © 2020 AIP Publishing LLC
- ItemHigh-resolution strain mapping through time-of-flight neutron transmission diffraction(Trans Tech Publications, 2013-11-21) Tremsin, AS; McPhate, JB; Vallerga, JV; Siegmund, OHW; Kockelmann, W; Paradowska, AM; Zhang, SY; Kelleher, JF; Steuwer, A; Feller, WBThe spatial resolution of time of flight neutron transmission diffraction was recently improved by the extension of photon/electron counting technology to imaging of thermal and cold neutrons. The development of novel neutron sensitive microchannel plates enables neutron counting with spatial resolution of ~55 um and time-of-flight accuracy of ~1 us, with efficiency as high as 70% for cold and ~40% for thermal neutrons. The combination of such a high resolution detector with a pulsed collimated neuron beam provides the opportunity to obtain a 2-dimensional map of neutron transmission spectra in one measurement. The results of our neuron transmission measurements demonstrate that maps of strains integrated along the beam propagation direction can be obtained with ~100 microstrain accuracy and spatial resolution of ~100 um providing there are sufficient neutron events collected. In this paper we describe the capabilities of the MCP neutron counting detectors and present the experimental results of 2-dimensional strain maps within austenitic steel compact tension (CT) crack samples measured at the ENGIN-X beamline of the ISIS pulsed neutron source. © 2014, Trans Tech Publications.
- ItemInvestigation of microstructure within metal welds by energy resolved neutron imaging(IOP Publishing, 2016-01-01) Tremsin, AS; Kockelmann, W; Paradowska, AM; Zhang, SY; Korsunsky, AM; Shinohara, T; Feller, WB; Lehmann, EHThe recent development of bright pulsed neutron sources and high resolution neutron counting detectors enables simultaneous acquisition of a neutron transmission spectrum for each pixel of the image. These spectra can be used to reconstruct microstructure parameters within welds, such as strain, texture and phase composition through Bragg edge analysis, and in some cases elemental composition through resonance absorption analysis. In this paper we demonstrate the potential of energy-resolved neutron imaging to study the microstructures of two steel welds, where the spatial distribution of residual strain within the welds, as well as some information on the texture, are obtained with sub-mm spatial resolution. A friction stir weld of two steel plates and a conventional weld of two steel pipes were studied at pulsed neutron facilities, where a Δλ/λ resolution as low as 0.2% can be attained over a wide range of neutron wavelengths ranging from 0.5 Å to 8 Å. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence © Copyright 2021 IOP Publishing
- ItemSamurai’s swords, a non-invasive investigation by neutron techniques(Scientific.Net, 2020-03-01) Salvemini, F; Luzin, V; Avdeev, M; Tremsin, AS; Sokolova, AV; Gregg, AWT; Wensrich, CM; Gatenby, S; Kim, MJ; Grazzi, FA synergic combination of neutron techniques was applied to characterize non-invasively the laminated structure of a set of ancient katana, part of the East Asian Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney. Neutron tomography, diffraction, residual stress and Bragg-edge transmission analyses were undertaken on samples of well-known origin, time period and authorship to create a reference database on the main manufacturing methods developed by Japanese swordsmiths. In the attempt to attribute mumei (no-signature) blades basing on a scientific analytical method rather than a stylistic analysis, data from the reference samples were benchmarked against the results obtained from the unknown blade to identify differences and commonalities in the production process. © 2020 by Trans Tech Publications Ltd.