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Title: Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug

Abstract

A fuel rod for a nuclear reactor, including a cladding tube having a first end with an annular end face, a second end with an annular end face, and a cylindrical body portion extending therebetween, and a first tube end plug including a front portion, an annular lip with an annular end face, and a substantially straight cylindrical body portion extending therebetween, wherein the surface area of the annular end face of the first end of the cladding tube and the annular end face of the annular lip of the first tube end plug are substantially equal, and the annular end face of the first end of the cladding tube and the annular end face of the annular lip of the first tube end plug are connected by a resistance pressure weld.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BWXT mPower, Inc., Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576349
Patent Number(s):
10,410,754
Assignee:
BWXT mPower, Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000583
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Barger, Earl Brian, Fitzner, Scott L., Lee, Jeffrey T., and Ridgeway, Roger D. Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Barger, Earl Brian, Fitzner, Scott L., Lee, Jeffrey T., & Ridgeway, Roger D. Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug. United States.
Barger, Earl Brian, Fitzner, Scott L., Lee, Jeffrey T., and Ridgeway, Roger D. Tue . "Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576349.
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title = {Resistance pressure weld for nuclear reactor fuel rod tube end plug},
author = {Barger, Earl Brian and Fitzner, Scott L. and Lee, Jeffrey T. and Ridgeway, Roger D.},
abstractNote = {A fuel rod for a nuclear reactor, including a cladding tube having a first end with an annular end face, a second end with an annular end face, and a cylindrical body portion extending therebetween, and a first tube end plug including a front portion, an annular lip with an annular end face, and a substantially straight cylindrical body portion extending therebetween, wherein the surface area of the annular end face of the first end of the cladding tube and the annular end face of the annular lip of the first tube end plug are substantially equal, and the annular end face of the first end of the cladding tube and the annular end face of the annular lip of the first tube end plug are connected by a resistance pressure weld.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1576349}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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