• Project Objective: examine autonomous robotic fuel fabrication processes with regard to hot cell and equipment design, operations, and costs.
• Fabrication processes for different fuel types differ in terms of equipment types, throughput, and cost.
• Design options are restricted by the requirement to employ only radiation-hardened machinery and components
• Benefit to Department of Energy: decision support for the selection of the most suitable manufacturing process.
Nuclear fuel rods – Design and construction; Manipulators (Mechanism); Radioactive wastes — Transmutation; Robots; Industrial
Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Robotics
Mauer, G. F.
Design and Evaluation of Processes for Transmuter Fuel Fabrication.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_fuels/39