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Title: CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS

Abstract

The manufacture of fuel blanks used in the fabrication of fuel elements for the Argonne Low Power Reactor is described. The thin, plate-type elements contain a wrought aluminum-base core alloy with a nominal composition of 17.5 wt.% enriched uranium, 2.0 wt.% nickel, and 0.5 wt.% iron, clad with an aluminum-- nickel alloy. The fuel ele ments were fabricated by a picture-frame technique, employing elemental silicon bonding and followed by hot and cold rolling to size. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed. A description of the nondestructive testing method and an evaluation of the manufacturing processes are given. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4192791
Report Number(s):
ANL-5950
NSA Number:
NSA-14-009749
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS; ALPR; ALUMINUM ALLOYS; BONDING; BUNCHING; CASTING; CLEANING; COLD WORKING; FABRICATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HOT WORKING; IRON ALLOYS; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; NICKEL ALLOYS; PLANNING; PLATES; POWER PLANTS; REACTORS; ROLLING; SILICON; SINTERED MATERIALS; URANIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Salley, R.L., and Burt, W.R. Jr. CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4192791.
Salley, R.L., & Burt, W.R. Jr. CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS. United States. doi:10.2172/4192791.
Salley, R.L., and Burt, W.R. Jr. Tue . "CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS". United States. doi:10.2172/4192791. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4192791.
@article{osti_4192791,
title = {CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS},
author = {Salley, R.L. and Burt, W.R. Jr.},
abstractNote = {The manufacture of fuel blanks used in the fabrication of fuel elements for the Argonne Low Power Reactor is described. The thin, plate-type elements contain a wrought aluminum-base core alloy with a nominal composition of 17.5 wt.% enriched uranium, 2.0 wt.% nickel, and 0.5 wt.% iron, clad with an aluminum-- nickel alloy. The fuel ele ments were fabricated by a picture-frame technique, employing elemental silicon bonding and followed by hot and cold rolling to size. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed. A description of the nondestructive testing method and an evaluation of the manufacturing processes are given. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4192791},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
}