Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
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.
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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