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Title: Interim Report on Mixing During the Casting of LEU-10Mo Plates in the Triple Plate Molds

Abstract

LEU-10%Mo castings are commonly produced by down blending unalloyed HEU with a DU-12.7%Mo master-alloy. This work uses process modeling to provide insight into the mixing of the unalloyed uranium and U-Mo master alloy during melting and mold filling of a triple plate casting. Two different sets of situations are considered: (1) mixing during mold filling from a compositionally stratified crucible and (2) convective mixing of a compositionally stratified crucible during mold heating. The mold filling simulations are performed on the original Y-12 triple plate mold and the horizontal triple plate mold.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1352396
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-22962
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Aikin, Jr., Robert M. Interim Report on Mixing During the Casting of LEU-10Mo Plates in the Triple Plate Molds. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1352396.
Aikin, Jr., Robert M. Interim Report on Mixing During the Casting of LEU-10Mo Plates in the Triple Plate Molds. United States. doi:10.2172/1352396.
Aikin, Jr., Robert M. Wed . "Interim Report on Mixing During the Casting of LEU-10Mo Plates in the Triple Plate Molds". United States. doi:10.2172/1352396. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352396.
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title = {Interim Report on Mixing During the Casting of LEU-10Mo Plates in the Triple Plate Molds},
author = {Aikin, Jr., Robert M.},
abstractNote = {LEU-10%Mo castings are commonly produced by down blending unalloyed HEU with a DU-12.7%Mo master-alloy. This work uses process modeling to provide insight into the mixing of the unalloyed uranium and U-Mo master alloy during melting and mold filling of a triple plate casting. Two different sets of situations are considered: (1) mixing during mold filling from a compositionally stratified crucible and (2) convective mixing of a compositionally stratified crucible during mold heating. The mold filling simulations are performed on the original Y-12 triple plate mold and the horizontal triple plate mold.},
doi = {10.2172/1352396},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Apr 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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