Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
Update on Friction Bonding of Monolithic U- Mo Fuel Plates
D. E. Burkes, N. P.
Hallinan, J. M. Wight and M. D. Chapple
Nuclear Fuels and Materials Division
Idaho National Laboratory, P. O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, U. S. A.
Friction Bonding (FB), formerly referred to as Friction Stir Welding, is an alternative plate fabrication technique to encapsulate monolithic U-Mo fuel foils inside 6061-T6 aluminum alloy cladding. Over the past year, significant progress has been made in the area of FB, including improvements in tool material, tool design, process parameters, cooling capability and capacity and modeling, all of which improve and enhance the quality of fabricated fuel plates, reproducibility of the fabrication process and bond quality of the fuel plates. Details of this progress and how it relates to the observed improvements and enhancements are discussed. In addition, details on how these improvements have been implemented into the last two RERTR mini-plate irradiation campaigns are also discussed
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- Update on Friction
Bonding of Monolithic U- Mo Fuel Plates, D.E.
Burkes et al.
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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
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