Faculty Advisor

Medich, David Christopher

Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

Neutron imaging is a radiographic testing technique used for non-destructive inspection applications across multiple scientific fields. In the current work, the main objective was to design, build, and analyze a compact neutron beam collimator, used in conjunction with an Adelphi compact D(d,n)He neutron generator. Designs were based on sourced MCNP parameter optimization [1], and were built using various machining techniques including water-jet cutting, laser cutting, and CNC machining. With the realized collimator implemented into the system, the thermal neutron flux was analyzed, and suggestions were outlined for future improvements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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