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Title: USE OF AGGLOMERATED UO$sub 2$ IN PRESSURE-BONDED STAINLESS STEEL-CLAD FUEL RODS

Abstract

In a continuation of the Hanford-Battelle cooperative program, the combined use of the vibrational-compaction and gas-pressure-bonding processes for fabricating UO/sub 2/ fuel elements was studied. Particuliar emphasis was placed on the use of agglomerated micronized UO/sub 2/ to overcome nonuniformities in the vibrationally compacted pressurebonded fuels. Inconel-X-clad fuel rods were gas-pressure bonded at 2100 deg F for 3 hr at 10,000 psi to evaluate the use of micronized UO/sub 2/ agglomerated by cold high-energy-rate forming methods. Fuel densities from 88 to 93% of theoretical were attained. A limited parallel study was also conducted a evaluate hydrostatic pressing as a method of agglomerating micronized UO/sub 2/. Tap density increased from 20 to 25% for the as-received micronized oxide to 41% for the hydrostatically agglomerated plus 200-mesh powder. Studies of the effects of prior cold work and gaspressure bonding on the mechanical and physical properties of types 304L and 347 stainless steel were conducted. Prior cold work in the range of 35 to 50% gave a pressurebonded structure having a fine grain size. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, Ohio
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4655227
Report Number(s):
BMI-1640
NSA Number:
NSA-17-034359
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-92
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Hodge, E.S., Porembka, S.W., Boyer, C.B., and Diersing, R.J. USE OF AGGLOMERATED UO$sub 2$ IN PRESSURE-BONDED STAINLESS STEEL-CLAD FUEL RODS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4655227.
Hodge, E.S., Porembka, S.W., Boyer, C.B., & Diersing, R.J. USE OF AGGLOMERATED UO$sub 2$ IN PRESSURE-BONDED STAINLESS STEEL-CLAD FUEL RODS. United States. doi:10.2172/4655227.
Hodge, E.S., Porembka, S.W., Boyer, C.B., and Diersing, R.J. Tue . "USE OF AGGLOMERATED UO$sub 2$ IN PRESSURE-BONDED STAINLESS STEEL-CLAD FUEL RODS". United States. doi:10.2172/4655227. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4655227.
@article{osti_4655227,
title = {USE OF AGGLOMERATED UO$sub 2$ IN PRESSURE-BONDED STAINLESS STEEL-CLAD FUEL RODS},
author = {Hodge, E.S. and Porembka, S.W. and Boyer, C.B. and Diersing, R.J.},
abstractNote = {In a continuation of the Hanford-Battelle cooperative program, the combined use of the vibrational-compaction and gas-pressure-bonding processes for fabricating UO/sub 2/ fuel elements was studied. Particuliar emphasis was placed on the use of agglomerated micronized UO/sub 2/ to overcome nonuniformities in the vibrationally compacted pressurebonded fuels. Inconel-X-clad fuel rods were gas-pressure bonded at 2100 deg F for 3 hr at 10,000 psi to evaluate the use of micronized UO/sub 2/ agglomerated by cold high-energy-rate forming methods. Fuel densities from 88 to 93% of theoretical were attained. A limited parallel study was also conducted a evaluate hydrostatic pressing as a method of agglomerating micronized UO/sub 2/. Tap density increased from 20 to 25% for the as-received micronized oxide to 41% for the hydrostatically agglomerated plus 200-mesh powder. Studies of the effects of prior cold work and gaspressure bonding on the mechanical and physical properties of types 304L and 347 stainless steel were conducted. Prior cold work in the range of 35 to 50% gave a pressurebonded structure having a fine grain size. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4655227},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {7}
}