Title

Numerically Simulating the Solidification Process of a Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pin Mold Using FIDAP

Document Type

White Paper

Publication Date

4-2-2003

First page number:

70

Last page number:

70

Abstract

Incorporating volatile actinides, mainly Americium, into the solidification process for a melt casting metallic fuel pin mold has been a serious problem due to Americiums high vapor pressure. Any miscalculation of flow velocity, specific heat and conductivity can easily cause the early solidification before the molten metal fills the whole mold or the failure of full solidification. The objective of this paper is to use the computational fluid dynamic model to simulate and analyze the solidification processing that provides the better parameter estimation for the process.

Keywords

Americium; Metal casting; Metal-base fuel; Nuclear fuel rods

Disciplines

Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Language

English

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