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Title: Design of Irradiation Tests for Monolithic Fuel Qualification

Abstract

The US fuel development team is focused on developing and qualifying the uranium-molybdenum monolithic fuel. Several previous irradiations have demonstrated the favorable behavior of the monolithic fuel. The overall irradiation program strategy was recently revamped to provide an opportunity to test, examine, and select the most advantageous fabrication processes for producing monolithic fuel. Specimens fabricated by the selected processes are planned to be irradiated in a series of tests in order to populate the data set needed for fuel qualification through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper summarizes the overall irradiation testing plan with an emphasis on the rigorous approach to design, analysis, and requirements for qualification tests. The recently designed Full Size Plate 1 irradiation test is also summarized as an example of this strategic approach to qualifying monolithic fuel.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1372690
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-15-36701
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: RERTR-2015, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, October 11–14, 2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HPRR

Citation Formats

Woolstenhulme, N. E., Glagolenko, I., Holdaway, K. K., and Rabin, B. H. Design of Irradiation Tests for Monolithic Fuel Qualification. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Woolstenhulme, N. E., Glagolenko, I., Holdaway, K. K., & Rabin, B. H. Design of Irradiation Tests for Monolithic Fuel Qualification. United States.
Woolstenhulme, N. E., Glagolenko, I., Holdaway, K. K., and Rabin, B. H. Thu . "Design of Irradiation Tests for Monolithic Fuel Qualification". United States.
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title = {Design of Irradiation Tests for Monolithic Fuel Qualification},
author = {Woolstenhulme, N. E. and Glagolenko, I. and Holdaway, K. K. and Rabin, B. H.},
abstractNote = {The US fuel development team is focused on developing and qualifying the uranium-molybdenum monolithic fuel. Several previous irradiations have demonstrated the favorable behavior of the monolithic fuel. The overall irradiation program strategy was recently revamped to provide an opportunity to test, examine, and select the most advantageous fabrication processes for producing monolithic fuel. Specimens fabricated by the selected processes are planned to be irradiated in a series of tests in order to populate the data set needed for fuel qualification through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper summarizes the overall irradiation testing plan with an emphasis on the rigorous approach to design, analysis, and requirements for qualification tests. The recently designed Full Size Plate 1 irradiation test is also summarized as an example of this strategic approach to qualifying monolithic fuel.},
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