|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing for Energy Applications III
||From Flight to Fission: Additive Manufacturing Advances at GE in Nuclear Energy
||Vipul K. Gupta, Andrew K. Hoffman, Xiaoyuan Lou, Raul B. Rebak
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Andrew K. Hoffman
General Electric Company (GE) has been at the forefront of advancing additive manufacturing and developing commercial scale production of additive parts. At GE Research, collaborative efforts leverage this additive technology and apply it to key GE businesses beyond aviation including nuclear power reactor structural components. This includes research supported by the US Department of Energy to develop Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF). One of GE’s promising ATF fuel cladding concepts is Ironclad FeCrAl alloys. While these alloys show great promise in their corrosion resistance (especially in high temperature steam environments), coarse grained FeCrAl alloys are brittle and difficult to fabricate from wrought methods, and therefore powder metallurgy manufacturing approaches are significantly beneficial. We will discuss recent advancements made by GE Research in melt-pool modeling, in-situ process monitoring, federated data storage and analytics for additive manufacturing; and physics-informed data-driven additive manufacturing parameter development for near net shape FeCrAl fuel cladding end plugs.