The fourth quarter of the project covered the following:
• Literature Search: The process of evaluating the pertinent literature continued. Results are summarized.
• Mr. Richard Silva developed a simulation model with a Waelischmiller hot cell robot. Rich will continue to develop detailed 3-D process simulation models as his M.Sc. thesis project.
• Dr. Mauer visited CEA Cadarache and CEA Marcoule in France, the institute for transuranics in Karlsruhe, and the Framatome manufacturing plant in Lingen, Germany.
• Concepts and Methods for Vision-Based Hot Cell Supervision and control (Ph.D. Student Jae-Kyu Lee )
Nuclear fuel rods – Design and construction; Nuclear fuels; Radioactive wastes — Transmutation; Robots; Industrial
Nuclear Engineering | Robotics
Mauer, G. F.
Design and Evaluation of Processes for Fuel Fabrication: Quarterly Progress Report #4.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_fuels/23