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Title: Design of production test IP-310-A-FP, determination of the dimensional stability of uranium fuel cores classified by the fuel core tester (UT-2)

Abstract

The objectives of this test are: 1. To establish grain size limits for acceptable uranium fuel element cores. 2. To establish, if possible, criteria for predicting core dimensional stability during irradiation by comparing the relative dimensional stabilities associated with grain size and with variations in grain size in individual cores. 3. To obtain process tube and fuel corrosion data associated with bumper fuel elements in new tubes with no mixer, one mixer in the 10th position and two mixers in the 7th and 15th position from the rear. Fuel cores representing the full range of UT-2 voltage values (grain size converts to d-c voltage) of interest are segregated into three categories: a. Large grains. b. Variations of grain size in an individual core. c. Small grains. Each category will be subdivided into three groups, each covering a small range of values. After canning, the finished fuel elements will be assembled into twenty-seven (27) charges in three latin square patterns for irradiation to a 900 MWD/T exposure goal in D Reactor.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10146545
Report Number(s):
HW-68448-A
ON: DE94010955
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Declassified; PBD: 15 Feb 1961
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; URANIUM; GRAIN SIZE; FUEL ELEMENTS; IRRADIATION; HANFORD PRODUCTION REACTORS; GRAIN ORIENTATION; ROLLING; 220600; RESEARCH, TEST, TRAINING, PRODUCTION, IRRADIATION, MATERIALS TESTING REACTORS

Citation Formats

Hodgson, W H, and Clinton, M A. Design of production test IP-310-A-FP, determination of the dimensional stability of uranium fuel cores classified by the fuel core tester (UT-2). United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/10146545.
Hodgson, W H, & Clinton, M A. Design of production test IP-310-A-FP, determination of the dimensional stability of uranium fuel cores classified by the fuel core tester (UT-2). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10146545
Hodgson, W H, and Clinton, M A. 1961. "Design of production test IP-310-A-FP, determination of the dimensional stability of uranium fuel cores classified by the fuel core tester (UT-2)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10146545. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10146545.
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title = {Design of production test IP-310-A-FP, determination of the dimensional stability of uranium fuel cores classified by the fuel core tester (UT-2)},
author = {Hodgson, W H and Clinton, M A},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this test are: 1. To establish grain size limits for acceptable uranium fuel element cores. 2. To establish, if possible, criteria for predicting core dimensional stability during irradiation by comparing the relative dimensional stabilities associated with grain size and with variations in grain size in individual cores. 3. To obtain process tube and fuel corrosion data associated with bumper fuel elements in new tubes with no mixer, one mixer in the 10th position and two mixers in the 7th and 15th position from the rear. Fuel cores representing the full range of UT-2 voltage values (grain size converts to d-c voltage) of interest are segregated into three categories: a. Large grains. b. Variations of grain size in an individual core. c. Small grains. Each category will be subdivided into three groups, each covering a small range of values. After canning, the finished fuel elements will be assembled into twenty-seven (27) charges in three latin square patterns for irradiation to a 900 MWD/T exposure goal in D Reactor.},
doi = {10.2172/10146545},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {2}
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