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Title: Device and method for skull-melting depth measurement

Abstract

A method of skull-melting comprises the steps of: (a) providing a vessel adapted for a skull-melting process, the vessel having an interior, an underside, and an orifice connecting the interior and the underside; (b) disposing a waveguide in the orifice so that the waveguide protrudes sufficiently into the interior to interact with the skull-melting process; (c) providing a signal energy transducer in signal communication with the waveguide; (d) introducing into the vessel a molten working material; (e) carrying out the skull-melting process so that a solidified skull of the working material is formed, the skull and the vessel having an interface therebetween, the skull becoming fused to the waveguide so the signal energy can be transmitted through the waveguide and the skull without interference from the interface; (f) activating the signal energy transducer so that a signal is propagated through the waveguide; and, (g) controlling at least one variable of the skull-melting process utilizing feedback information derived from the propagated signal energy.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6240976
Patent Number(s):
5185031 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-815465
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 31 Dec 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; SLAGS; MELTING; PROCESS CONTROL; DEPTH; FEEDBACK; INTERFACES; LIQUID METALS; MONITORING; ORIFICES; TRANSDUCERS; WAVEGUIDES; CONTROL; DIMENSIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; METALS; OPENINGS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Lauf, R J, and Heestand, R L. Device and method for skull-melting depth measurement. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lauf, R J, & Heestand, R L. Device and method for skull-melting depth measurement. United States.
Lauf, R J, and Heestand, R L. Tue . "Device and method for skull-melting depth measurement". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of skull-melting comprises the steps of: (a) providing a vessel adapted for a skull-melting process, the vessel having an interior, an underside, and an orifice connecting the interior and the underside; (b) disposing a waveguide in the orifice so that the waveguide protrudes sufficiently into the interior to interact with the skull-melting process; (c) providing a signal energy transducer in signal communication with the waveguide; (d) introducing into the vessel a molten working material; (e) carrying out the skull-melting process so that a solidified skull of the working material is formed, the skull and the vessel having an interface therebetween, the skull becoming fused to the waveguide so the signal energy can be transmitted through the waveguide and the skull without interference from the interface; (f) activating the signal energy transducer so that a signal is propagated through the waveguide; and, (g) controlling at least one variable of the skull-melting process utilizing feedback information derived from the propagated signal energy.},
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