Neutron-based methods for the development of concrete

Veronika Szilágyi, Katalin Gméling, Zoltán Kis, Ildikó Harsányi, László Szentmiklósi

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Abstract

Neutron-based elemental analysis and imaging methods are well applicable to many fields of material science. In the framework of an international project (V4-Korea RADCON), a complex methodology developed at the Centre for Energy Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (the legal entity operating the Budapest Research Reactor and the Budapest Neutron Centre) is applied to fundamental research on concrete materials for radiation shielding purposes. Due to combined use of multiple analytical (instrumental neutron and prompt gamma activation analyses, INAA and PGAA) and imaging (neutron radiography and tomography, NR and NT) techniques, the investigation of many material characteristics (major, minor and trace element composition; macro-scale pore and grain structure, moisture movement behavior) became possible. These data provide a solid basis for the understanding, prediction or modelling of macroscopic properties (e.g. mechanical strength, durability). This paper presents case study achieved during the RADCON project by neutron-based methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrittle Matrix Composites 12 - Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019
EditorsMichal A. Glinicki, Daria Jozwiak-Niedzwiedzka, Christopher K.Y. Leung, Jan Olek
PublisherInstitute of Fundamental Technological Research
Pages183-193
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788365550200
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: Sep 23 2019Sep 24 2019

Publication series

NameBrittle Matrix Composites 12 - Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019

Conference

Conference12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period9/23/199/24/19

Keywords

  • Chemical characterization
  • Macro-scale 3D fabric
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Prompt-gamma activation analysis
  • Quantitative neutron imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Szilágyi, V., Gméling, K., Kis, Z., Harsányi, I., & Szentmiklósi, L. (2019). Neutron-based methods for the development of concrete. In M. A. Glinicki, D. Jozwiak-Niedzwiedzka, C. K. Y. Leung, & J. Olek (Eds.), Brittle Matrix Composites 12 - Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019 (pp. 183-193). (Brittle Matrix Composites 12 - Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC 2019). Institute of Fundamental Technological Research.