Progress continues on the analysis of casting and solidification of the melt into molds. Modeling results for constant pressure casting, which is more realistic, have been obtained and produce physically realistic results for flow that starts, flows, and then eventually stops as it enters the mold. Potential mass transfer modeling features (Lammuir’s law for example) are being studied to enhance the capabilities of a mass transfer in a detailed system model. Different parameters are being varied as part of a parametric study to evaluate factors that impact the flow of the melt into the molds. The ability to include the induction heating governing equations as part of an overall system model is being studied and preliminary efforts to include this complex phenomenon as part of a more detailed model are underway.
Actinide alloys; Americium; Metal castings; Metallurgical furnaces; Nuclear fuel rods
Metallurgy | Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering
Design and Analysis for Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pins Incorporating Volatile Actinides: Quarterly Progress Report 2/16/03- 5/15/03.
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