The analysis of mold filling and solidification continues with progress being made for the consideration of these two features within one model. Analysis of the induction heating process of an Induction Skull Melter (ISM) is under study. Efforts are underway to validate the modeling procedure and specific comparisons are being made to previously published work. Few detailed modeling results have been reported by other researchers, making the validations an important part of the overall modeling process. Skin heating depths, power deposition rates, and other process parameters are being evaluated for use in upcoming furnace design simulations. Efforts are beginning on the development of a numerical model that assesses the impact of americium transport from a heated melt.
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 5/16/03- 8/15/03.
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