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The eighth quarter of the project covered the following:
· Mr. Richard Silva continued the development of 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.
· A paper submitted for ANS for the Winter Annual Meeting on hot cell robotics was accepted for presentation and publication.
· Further advances on Concepts and Methods for Vision-Based Hot Cell Supervision and control, focusing on rule-based object recognition (Ph.D. Student Jae-Kyu Lee)
· Undergraduate student Jamil Renno created simulations of fuel pin assembly (robotic insertion of pellets into cladding tubes) for the hot cell manipulator. Besides the correct insertion process, several accident scenarios were simulated.
Nuclear fuel rods – Design and construction; Manipulators (Mechanism); Robots; Industrial
Nuclear engineering; Nuclear fuels; Robots
Nuclear Engineering | Robotics
Mauer, G. F.
Design and Evaluation of Processes for Fuel Fabrication: Quarterly Progress Report #8.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_fuels/28