The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer

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The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer. / Areias, Lou; Sol, Hugo; Jun, Gu; Pyl, Lincy; Van Marcke, Philippe; Coppens, Erik; Verstricht, Jan; Villers, Loïc; Van Cotthem, Alain.

Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement. Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop. Belgium, 2013. p. 189-193.

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Areias, L, Sol, H, Jun, G, Pyl, L, Van Marcke, P, Coppens, E, Verstricht, J, Villers, L & Van Cotthem, A 2013, The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer. in Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement. Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop. Belgium, pp. 189-193, International Conference and Workshop "Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement", Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2013-03-19.

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Areias, L., Sol, H., Jun, G., Pyl, L., Van Marcke, P., Coppens, E., Verstricht, J., Villers, L., & Van Cotthem, A. (2013). The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer. In Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement. Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop (pp. 189-193).

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Areias L, Sol H, Jun G, Pyl L, Van Marcke P, Coppens E et al. The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer. In Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement. Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop. Belgium. 2013. p. 189-193

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Areias, Lou ; Sol, Hugo ; Jun, Gu ; Pyl, Lincy ; Van Marcke, Philippe ; Coppens, Erik ; Verstricht, Jan ; Villers, Loïc ; Van Cotthem, Alain. / The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer. Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Objectives, Strategies, Technologies and Public Involvement. Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop. Belgium, 2013. pp. 189-193

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title = "The Application of DIC to Detect Potential Onset of Micro-cracking in the Concrete Buffer of the Supercontainer",
abstract = "The Supercontainer is the Belgian reference concept for the packaging of vitrified high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent fuel. In a previous test performed to evaluate its construction feasibility, micro-cracks developed on the surface of the concrete buffer. The surficial nature of the micro-cracks should neither jeopardize the functionality nor the safety of the Supercontainer. However, through-going cracks should be avoided as they can create preferential pathways for the migration of aggressive species. This paper presents the results of a test performed to evaluate the suitability of using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to detect the onset of micro-cracking in the concrete buffer. Preliminary tests showed that the DIC method can measure micro-cracks with a crack opening resolution of approximately 12.5 microns, which is sufficiently small to detect the formation of potential micro-cracks in the concrete buffer of the Supercontainer.",
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