Accession Number : ADA033938


Title :   Processing and Applications of Depleted Uranium Alloy Products


Corporate Author : METALS AND CERAMICS INFORMATION CENTER COLUMBUS OH


Personal Author(s) : Olofson, Carl T ; Meyer, George E ; Hoffmanner, Albert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a033938.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : Depleted uranium is produced from the UF6 tailings of the uranium enrichment process for nuclear power reactors and contains about 99.8 percent U238 and 0.2 percent U235. This report presents properties, processing, and fabrication information for depleted uranium alloys. Efforts are underway to use this material in non-nuclear applications since its supply is large and growing. Depleted uranium alloys can be shaped into parts by conventional metal processing. The main problem is reactivity with the atmosphere. Uranium is about as pyrophoric as magnesium. Possible applications for depleted uranium include counterweights, radiation shielding, ammunition, weapons, and ballast.


Descriptors :   *DEPLETED URANIUM , *URANIUM ALLOYS , *RADIOACTIVE WASTES , *CASTINGS , MELTING , SAFETY , JOINING , POWDER METALLURGY , FLUORIDES , HARDNESS , GRINDING , TITANIUM ALLOYS , METALLURGY , MOLYBDENUM ALLOYS , METALWORKING , FORGING , HEAT TREATMENT , EXTRUSION , MACHINING , PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Fission Reactor Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE