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Title: Analytical local stress model for UMo/Al dispersion fuel

Abstract

The stress evolution occurring in UMo/Al dispersion fuel is important since it affects the fuel performance during irradiation. In this study, a new analytical model was developed to predict the local stresses in UMo/Al dispersion fuel. In the model, a hypothetical unit sphere composed of a UMo fuel particle, interaction layer (IL), and Al matrix was considered, and the governing equations for the stress-strain relationship, strain-displacement, and mechanical equilibrium were established using a spherical coordinate system. The mathematical derivations were obtained for local stresses in the radial and circumferential direction using a thick-walled sphere model. This analytical model employed the stress distribution as the boundary condition, which is calculated using a finite element model with homogenized fuel meat. The developed model’s solution scheme was verified against Abaqus solutions obtained for two irradiated plates with heterogeneous meat. The model calculated consistent results for interfacial stresses in the IL and Al matrix, indicating that the newly developed model was reliable when simultaneously calculating fission gas pressurization on the UMo/IL/Al composite, and the use of the stress distribution in the homogenized fuel meat as the boundary condition for the analytical model was acceptable

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1576977
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 528
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
U-Mo dispersion fuel, mechanical analysis, analytical modeling, local sress

Citation Formats

Jeong, G. Y., Kim, Yeon Soo, and Park, Jaeyeong. Analytical local stress model for UMo/Al dispersion fuel. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151881.
Jeong, G. Y., Kim, Yeon Soo, & Park, Jaeyeong. Analytical local stress model for UMo/Al dispersion fuel. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151881.
Jeong, G. Y., Kim, Yeon Soo, and Park, Jaeyeong. Wed . "Analytical local stress model for UMo/Al dispersion fuel". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151881.
@article{osti_1576977,
title = {Analytical local stress model for UMo/Al dispersion fuel},
author = {Jeong, G. Y. and Kim, Yeon Soo and Park, Jaeyeong},
abstractNote = {The stress evolution occurring in UMo/Al dispersion fuel is important since it affects the fuel performance during irradiation. In this study, a new analytical model was developed to predict the local stresses in UMo/Al dispersion fuel. In the model, a hypothetical unit sphere composed of a UMo fuel particle, interaction layer (IL), and Al matrix was considered, and the governing equations for the stress-strain relationship, strain-displacement, and mechanical equilibrium were established using a spherical coordinate system. The mathematical derivations were obtained for local stresses in the radial and circumferential direction using a thick-walled sphere model. This analytical model employed the stress distribution as the boundary condition, which is calculated using a finite element model with homogenized fuel meat. The developed model’s solution scheme was verified against Abaqus solutions obtained for two irradiated plates with heterogeneous meat. The model calculated consistent results for interfacial stresses in the IL and Al matrix, indicating that the newly developed model was reliable when simultaneously calculating fission gas pressurization on the UMo/IL/Al composite, and the use of the stress distribution in the homogenized fuel meat as the boundary condition for the analytical model was acceptable},
doi = {10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151881},
journal = {Journal of Nuclear Materials},
number = ,
volume = 528,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}