FY 2010 R&D Final Project Reports

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Fuel Cycle

NEUP Project 10-848: Freeze-Casting as a Novel Manufacturing Process for Fast Reactor Fuels
Lead PI: U. Wegst, Dartmouth College

NEUP Project 10-852: Development of a Self Biased High Efficiency Solid-State Neutron Detector for MPACT Applications
Lead PI: Y. Danon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NEUP Project 10-881: Advanced Aqueous Separation Systems for Actinide Partitioning
Lead PI: K. Nash, Washington State University

NEUP Project 10-897: Implementation of On-the-Fly Doppler Broadening in MCNP5 for Multiphysics Simulation of Nuclear Reactors
Lead PI: W. Martin, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 10-911: Exploration and Modeling of Structural Changes in Waste Glass Under Corrosion
Lead PI: C. Pantano, Pennsylvania State University

NEUP Project 10-917: Development of Innovative High Thermal Conductivity UO2 Ceramic Composites Fuel Pellets with Carbon Nano-Tubes Using Spark Plasma Sintering
Lead PI: G. Subhash, University of Florida

NEUP Project 10-928: Fuel Performance Experiments on the Atomistic Level, Studying Fuel Through Engineered Single Crystal UO2
Lead PI: E. Burgett, Idaho State University

NEUP Project 10-938: Modeling Solute Thermokinetics in LiCl-KCl Molten Salt for Nuclear Waste Separations
Lead PI: D. Morgan, University of Wisconsin, Madison

NEUP Project 10-939: The Influence of Adding Physics on Predictive Maturity of a Numerical Code
Lead PI: S. Atamturktur, University of Clemson

NEUP Project 10-961: Evaluation of Aluminum-Boron Carbide Neutron Absorbing Materials for Interim Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel
Lead PI: L Wang, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 10-964: Methods and Tools to Allow Molecular Flow Simulations to be Coupled to Higher Level Continuum Descriptions of Flows in Porous/Fractured Media and Aerosol/Dust Dynamics
Lead PI: S. Loyalka, University of Missouri-Columbia

Generation IV

NEUP Project 10-678: Microstructure and Property Evolution in Advanced Cladding and Duct Materials Under Long-Term and Elevated Temperature: Critical Experiments
Lead PI: G. Was, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 10-681: Novel Methods of Tritium Sequestration: High Temperature Gettering and Separation Membrane Materials Discovery for Nuclear Energy Systems
Lead PI: F. Chen, University of South Carolina

NEUP Project 10-849: Investigation of a Novel NDE Method for Monitoring Thermo-Mechanical Damage and Microstructure Evolution in Ferritic-Martensitic Steels for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems
Lead PI: P. Nagy, University of Cincinnati

NEUP Project 10-862: Three-Dimensional NDE of VHTR Core Components via Simulation-Based Testing
Lead PI: B. Guzina, University of Minnesota

NEUP Project 10-872: Corrosion in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Materials, Environmental Purity, Surface Treatments, and Flow Issues
Lead PI: K. Sridharan, University of Wisconsin, Madison

NEUP Project 10-875: Failure Predictions for VHTR Core Components Using a Probabilistic Continuum Damage Mechanics Model
Lead PI: A. Fok, University of Minnesota

NEUP Project 10-884: Development of a Scanning Microscale Fast Neutron Irradiation Platform for Examining the Correlation Between Local Neutron Damage and Graphite Microstructure
Lead PI: P. Pinhero, University of Missouri-Columbia

NEUP Project 10-886: Development of an Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Technology for the Next-Generation Nuclear Reactor System Analysis and Safety Margin Characterization Code
Lead PI: H. Luo, North Carolina State University

NEUP Project 10-888: Microstructure and Property Evolution in Advanced Cladding and Duct Materials Under Long-Term and Elevated Temperature Irradiation: Modeling and Experimental Investigation
Lead PI: B. Wirth, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

NEUP Project 10-905: Heat Transfer Salts for Nuclear Reactor Systems – Chemistry Control, Corrosion Mitigation, and Modeling
Lead PI: M. Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUP Project 10-915: Development of a Innovative High Thermal Conductivity UO2 Ceramic Composites Fuel Pellets with Carbon Nano-Tubes Using Spark Plasma Sintering
Lead PI: C. Lissenden, Pennsylvania State University

NEUP Project 10-924: Fission Product Transport in TRISO Particle Layers under Operating and Off-Normal Conditions
Lead PI: A. Van der Ven, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 10-925: Pulsed Magnetic Welding for Advanced Core and Cladding Steels
Lead PI: G. Cao, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUP Project 10-930: Development and Validation of Multidimensional Models of Supercritical CO2 Energy Conversion Systems for Nuclear Power Reactors
Lead PI: M. Podowski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NEUP Project 10-941: Consistent Multigroup Theory Enabling Accurate Coarse-Group Simulation of GenIV Reactors
Lead PI: F Rahnema, Georgia Institute of Technology

NEUP Project 10-951: Design, Testing and Modeling of the Direct Reactor Auxiliary Cooling System for AHTRs
Lead PI: X. Sun, Ohio State University

NEUP Project 10-959: Development of Thermal Transient Flow Rate Sensors for High Temperature, Irradiation, Corrosive Environment
Lead PI: Y. Jiang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

NEUP Project 10-963: Development of Barrier Layers for the Protection of Candidate Alloys in the VHTR
Lead PI: C. Levi, University California, Santa Barbara

Mission Relevant Investigator Initiated Research

NEUP Project 10-677: Irradiation-Accelerated Corrosion of Reactor Core Materials
Lead PI: Z. Jiao, University of Michigan

NEUP Project 10-679: Understanding the Irradiation Behavior of Zirconium Carbide
Lead PI: A. Motta, Pennsylvania State University

NEUP Project 10-889: Study of the Open Loop and Closed Loop Oscillator Techniques
Lead PI: G. Imel, Idaho State University, Madison

NEUP Project 10-906: Modeling Investigation of the Stability and Irradiation-Induced Evolution of Nanoscale Precipitates in Advanced Structural Materials
Lead PI: B. Wirth, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Madison

NEUP Project 10-918: Precursor Derived Nanostructured Si-C-X Materials for Nuclear Applications
Lead PI: R. Bordia, University of Washington

NEUP Project 10-921: Study of Interfacial Interactions Using Thin Film Surface Modification; Radiation and Oxidation Effects in Materials
Lead PI: K. Sridharan, University of Wisconsin, Madison