Application of the skull melting method to generate particulate material

  procedure of the skull melting method Copyright: © IEM

For a safety-related evaluation of atomic reactor perturbations, the behavior of resulting particulate material is of special importance. For an artificial generation of this particulate material the application of the Skull melting method to different inorganic target material compounds like CsOH, NaOH, SnO2 and UO2 has to be investigated. To investigate the appliction of the Skull Melting Method to fuse above mentioned materials the process is analyzed analytically. Based on temperature-dependent material properties the induced power inside the billet is calculated. In a first step thermal losses due to radiation and due to heat conduction through the sinter crust are estimated analytically. For a more detailed calculation the electromagnetic calculation was coupled with a transient thermal computation to determine the temperature distribution inside the crucible.