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Title: FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR FABRICATION OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENTS

Abstract

The general requirements for the SNAP Reactor Cores include the fabrication of fuel elements. These elements consist nominally of 90 wt% zirconium-10 wt% highly enriched uranium (93% U/sup 235/) rods hydrided to an NH of 6.0-6.5 and machined. Alloying will be accomplished by triple arc melting. Forming will be done by extrusion, massive hydriding by techniques developed at Atomics International, and cladding by conventional means. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomics International. Div. of North American Aviation, Inc., Canoga Park, Calif.
OSTI Identifier:
4078934
Report Number(s):
NAA-SR-Memo-9299
NSA Number:
NSA-18-014425
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN-8
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ELECTRIC ARCS; ENRICHMENT; EXTRUSION; FABRICATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HYDRIDES; MACHINING; MELTING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; SNAP SYSTEMS; SPACE VEHICLES; URANIUM 235; URANIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Kirsch, T S. FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR FABRICATION OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENTS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4078934.
Kirsch, T S. FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR FABRICATION OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENTS. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4078934
Kirsch, T S. Wed . "FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR FABRICATION OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENTS". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/4078934. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4078934.
@article{osti_4078934,
title = {FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR FABRICATION OF SNAP FUEL ELEMENTS},
author = {Kirsch, T S},
abstractNote = {The general requirements for the SNAP Reactor Cores include the fabrication of fuel elements. These elements consist nominally of 90 wt% zirconium-10 wt% highly enriched uranium (93% U/sup 235/) rods hydrided to an NH of 6.0-6.5 and machined. Alloying will be accomplished by triple arc melting. Forming will be done by extrusion, massive hydriding by techniques developed at Atomics International, and cladding by conventional means. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4078934},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4078934}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {12}
}