The goal of this project is to investigate the casting processes for metallic fuels to help design a process that minimizes the loss of the volatile actinide elements from the fuel. The research effort centers on the development of advanced numerical models to assess conditions that significantly impact the transport of volatile actinides during the melt casting process and represents a joint effort between researchers at UNLV and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Assessing critical equipment and process variables is required to build a successful system that will operate efficiently.
Actinide alloys; Americium; Metal-base fuel; Metal castings; Metallurgical furnaces; Nuclear fuel rods; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering
Design and Analysis of a Process for Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pins Incorporating Volatile Actinides.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_fuels/15