• Uranium and Uranium Alloys | Properties and Selection ...

    Uranium is a moderately strong and ductile metal that can be cast, formed, and welded by a variety of standard methods. This article presents an overview of the processing and properties of uranium and uranium alloys with a brief overview of the principal hazards and precautions associated with processing depleted uranium and methods to control mild radioactivity, …

  • CHARACTERIZATION OF URANIUM METAL ALLOY FUEL …

    2021-5-30 · uranium alloy nuclear fuel forms was completed and the resulting alloys were characterized. The metal fuel alloys investigated in this project were uranium metal, uranium – 5 wt% zirconium (U-5Zr), and uranium – 10 wt% zirconium (U-10Zr). The physical fuel forms of interest included 1) dense, solid rods that could be used be used in ...

  • High entropy uranium-based alloys: Thermodynamics ...

    Uranium and its alloys show many similarities to steel in regard to features such as allotropic phases, athermal and isothermal martensitic transformations,, and bainitic structure . To prevent the presence of the brittle β (tetragonal) phase [9] and to stabilize the ductile γ (BCC) phase in uranium, alloying with elements such as Mo [10 ...

  • Uranium Powder Production Via Hydride Formation and …

    2010-7-14 · Uranium Powder Production Via Hydride Formation and Alpha Phase Sintering of Uranium and Uranium-zirconium Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Applications. Master''s thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from https : / /hdl .handle /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2009 -12 -7382 .

  • Machining of Uranium and Uranium Alloys | Machining ...

    Abstract. This article focuses on the basic metallurgy and machining parameters of classes of depleted and enriched uranium alloys. It provides information on the health precautions applicable to the machining of depleted uranium alloys. The article also discusses tool wear and the types of tools used in uranium alloy machining.

  • Machining of Uranium and Uranium Alloys with Coated ...

    2013-7-3 · Aris J (1989) Metals handbook—machining. In: Aris J (ed) Machining of uranium and uranium alloys, vol 16, 9th edn. ASM International, Materials Park, OH, pp 874–878, ISBN0-87170-007-7 Google Scholar

  • RESIDUAL STRESSES IN URANIUM AND URANIUM ALLOYS

    2012-3-26 · Uranium alloys are generally heat treated at about 800°C to get all of the alloying additions into solid solution in the Y phase, and then cooled at various rates to room temperature. Slow cooling permits the Y phase to decompose diffusionally to two phase microstructures consisting of nearly pure

  • (PDF) Corrosion of Uranium and its Alloys*

    The uranium metal and metal alloys have stronger temperature dependence than the aluminum dispersion fuels. The uranium metal/water reaction exhibited the highest oxidation rate of …

  • Uranium Metal and Alloys: Source: Appendix A of the PEIS ...

    Uranium Metal and Alloys Source: Appendix A of the PEIS (DOE/EIS-0269) Physical Properties. Uranium metal appears as a heavy, silvery white, malleable, ductile, softer-than-steel, metallic element. It is one of the densest materials known (19 g/cm 3), …

  • URANIUM ALLOYS (Journal Article) | OSTI.GOV

    Uranium alloys were fabricated by a co-reduction process, and thermal cycling tests were carried out. Properties of gamma -extruded uranium rods were tested, and their merits were compared with those of alloying specimens. Corrosion tests of uranium and uranium alloys were undertaken in a temperature range of 300 to 800 deg C. Limitation of ...

  • Grinding of Uranium and Uranium Alloys | SpringerLink

    2013-7-3 · The grinding of uranium and its alloys is not very well understood, and the existing information that relates grinding process parameters and grinding wheel structure to the grinding performance is outdated at best. Since the initial papers published on grinding uranium were published more than 30 years ago, advances in grinding and the ...

  • Properties of Uranium Metal and Alloys

    Properties of Uranium Metal and Alloys. Properties of Uranium Metal and Alloys (from Appendix A of the PEIS) Brochure: Depleted Uranium and Uranium Alloy Properties

  • Corrosion of Uranium and Uranium Alloys | Corrosion ...

    This article reviews general corrosion of uranium and its alloys under atmospheric and aqueous exposure as well as with gaseous environments. It describes the dependence of uranium and uranium alloy corrosion on microstructure, alloying, solution chemistry, and temperature as well as galvanic interactions between uranium, its alloys, and other metals.

  • Uranium, Uranium Alloys, and Uranium Compounds

    Depleted uranium (DU) is a by-product from the chemical enrichment of naturally occurring uranium. Natural uranium is comprised of three radioactive …

  • Welding of uranium and uranium alloys

    2021-6-2 · The major reported work on joining uranium comes from the USA, Great Britain, France and the USSR. The driving force for producing this technology base stems from the uses of uranium as a nuclear fuel for energy production, compact structures requiring high density, projectiles, radiation shielding, and nuclear weapons. This review examines the state-of-the-art …

  • The initial oxidation behavior of uranium and uranium ...

    2020-11-1 · 1. Introduction. Uranium and its alloys have been widely used in nuclear power and other industries. The oxidation corrosion of uranium is one of the key issues in the long-period storage [1,2] has been known that the corrosion of uranium in anoxic conditions (e.g. N 2 and Ar) would be more serious than that in oxygenous conditions, since the corrosion rate of …

  • Uranium and its alloys | SpringerLink

    A short resume is given of the results of investigations of the physico-mechanical properties of uranium and its alloys, based on reports given at the Second International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, 1958. The effect of irradiation on uranium and, in particular, the phenomenon of gas swelling are examined. Some examples are given of α …

  • Uranium, Uranium Alloys, and Uranium Compounds

    2000-6-15 · Abstract The article contains sections titled: 1. Introduction 2. History 3. Physical Properties 3.1. Radioactivity 3.2. Modifications 3.3. Mechanical Properties 3.4 ...

  • Heat Treating of Uranium and Uranium Alloys[1] | Heat ...

    Heat treatment of depleted uranium (DU) alloys with 4.0 wt% or more molybdenum or equivalent is similar to that of dilute alloys. This article discusses the metallurgical characteristics and processing considerations of DU and its alloys, and describes the control of grain size and orientation using beta treatment.

  • Properties and Applications of Heat-Treated Uranium …

    Properties and Applications of Heat-Treated Uranium Alloys (Ref. 1) Alloy Density, g/cm 3 Processing Hardness Yield Strength, MPa (ksi) Tensile Strength, MPa (ksi) Elongation Reduction in Area, % (a) Corrosion Resistance Used for Applications Requiring Precautions, Comments; Unalloyed U: 19.1: Cast, ß- quenched, hydrogen outgassed: 93 HRB: 295 ...

  • Machining of uranium and uranium alloys|INIS

    [en] Uranium and uranium alloys can be readily machined by conventional methods in the standard machine shop when proper safety and operating techniques are used. Material properties that affect machining processes and recommended machining parameters are discussed. Safety procedures and precautions necessary in machining uranium and uranium …

  • Heat Capacity Studies of Uranium and Uranium-Fissium …

    The heat contents of high-purity uranium and uranium-fissium alloys containing 3, 5, and 8 wt.% fissium were measured at temperatures from 0 deg C through their fusion temperatures. The total heat content above 0 deg C was determined by drop calorimetry and quantitative differential thermal analysis. The total heat content from 0 to 1200 deg C was found to be 16.1 plus or …

  • Thermomechanical Processing of Uranium Alloys with 10 …

    2020-12-10 · used to produce uranium alloys on a kilogram-scale. Graphite crucibles and molds are commonly used in VIM systems, especially when the liquidus of an alloy is near 1600°C as is with the greater than 30% w/w UZr alloys. However, the production of a homogenous alloy can

  • CONSTITUTION OF URANIUM AND THORIUM ALLOYS …

    Thorium-uranium alloys were studied with the aim of developing alloys with improved irradiation behavior by control of microstructure. The effect of thorium purity, melting technique, hot and cold working, and heat treatment on microstructure was investigated. The most signifi- . cant microstructural differences occurred as a result of casting ...

  • Thermal conductivity of uranium metal and uranium ...

    2020-4-1 · This study focused on the preparation of metallic uranium and uranium-zirconium alloys to measure the effect significant porosity had on thermal diffusivity from 20 ∘ C to 300 ∘ C. Precursor uranium powders were prepared through a hydride de-hydride process to obtain a < 70 mesh powder. The sample compositions were uranium, uranium 5 mass% zirconium and 10 …

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