|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Accelerated Materials Evaluation for Nuclear Applications Utilizing Irradiation and Integrated Modeling
||Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials in the Advanced Fuels Campaign
||Geoffrey L. Beausoleil, Christopher Petrie, Walt James Williams
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Geoffrey L. Beausoleil
The Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Fuels Campaign (AFC) has initiated an accelerated fuel irradiation and qualification pathway for developing advanced reactors fuel for lead test assembly (LTA) testing. This process includes the performance of a Phenomena Identification Ranking Table (PIRT) analysis for a fuel form and an evaluation of the existing modelling and experimental capabilities to support investigation of the highest priority phenomena. The campaign can then utilize the separate effect testing platforms MiniFuel at ORNL and DISECT from NSUF as well as the semi-integral testing platform FAST at INL. These irradiation tools are designed with a focus on high throughput high-volume experiments that can accelerate the time to reach deep burnup targets. These tools can be performed in parallel to supporting fuel performance modelling efforts to support the insertion of a LTA in an accelerated time frame (i.e., a reduction of a 20 year process to 7 years).