UNLV has developed and will continue to develop process models for the analysis of melt casting processes. This work will continue to be performed under the guidance of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) engineers to insure that their knowledge and experience benefits the project. The research to be conducted during year three will center on performing detailed analyses on a conceptual design of an inductively heated skull-crucible casting furnace. Processing conditions will be analyzed, basic models utilized, and detailed heat and mass transfer models will be developed to analyze the most promising processes. The goal of this third year is to complete the preliminary design analyses for the proposed skull-crucible casting furnace.
Actinide alloys; Heat – Transmission; Mass transfer; Metal castings; Metallurgical furnaces; Nuclear fuel rods
Heat Transfer, Combustion | Metallurgy | Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering
Pepper, D. W.,
Design and Analysis of a Process for Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pins Incorporating Volatile Actinides.
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