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Title: LWR fuel performance program: progress in 1978. Special report

Abstract

The progress of the EPRI Light Water Reactor (LWR) Fuel Performance Program during 1978 is reported. The goals of this program are to develop a comprehensive fuel performance data base with verified predictive models and codes to improve fuel rod reliability and hence, to increase plant availability. Currently, there are eighteen active projects that range in scope from laboratory tests of Zircaloy cladding tube behavior to large-scale testing of prototypic fuel assemblies. During 1978, several projects or project phases were completed, yielding valuable information about: (1) Zircaloy properties under postulated LOCA conditions, (2) modeling of Zircaloy inelastic deformation and fracture, (3) improving and utilizing LWR fuel rod modeling codes including a cost-of-fuel-failure model, (4) understanding and reducing pellet-cladding interaction (PCI) defects, and (5) power reactor fuel performance limits, particularly fuel rod bow and fission gas release.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6183052
Report Number(s):
EPRI-NP-1024-SR
TRN: 79-010373
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENTS; PERFORMANCE; PWR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENT FAILURE; FUEL-CLADDING INTERACTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ZIRCALOY; ACCIDENTS; ALLOYS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; TESTING; TIN ALLOYS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM BASE ALLOYS; 210100* - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

Citation Formats

Roberts, J.T.A., Gelhaus, F.E., Ocken, H., Hoppe, N., Oldberg, S.T., Thomas, G.R., and Franklin, D. LWR fuel performance program: progress in 1978. Special report. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Roberts, J.T.A., Gelhaus, F.E., Ocken, H., Hoppe, N., Oldberg, S.T., Thomas, G.R., & Franklin, D. LWR fuel performance program: progress in 1978. Special report. United States.
Roberts, J.T.A., Gelhaus, F.E., Ocken, H., Hoppe, N., Oldberg, S.T., Thomas, G.R., and Franklin, D. Thu . "LWR fuel performance program: progress in 1978. Special report". United States.
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title = {LWR fuel performance program: progress in 1978. Special report},
author = {Roberts, J.T.A. and Gelhaus, F.E. and Ocken, H. and Hoppe, N. and Oldberg, S.T. and Thomas, G.R. and Franklin, D.},
abstractNote = {The progress of the EPRI Light Water Reactor (LWR) Fuel Performance Program during 1978 is reported. The goals of this program are to develop a comprehensive fuel performance data base with verified predictive models and codes to improve fuel rod reliability and hence, to increase plant availability. Currently, there are eighteen active projects that range in scope from laboratory tests of Zircaloy cladding tube behavior to large-scale testing of prototypic fuel assemblies. During 1978, several projects or project phases were completed, yielding valuable information about: (1) Zircaloy properties under postulated LOCA conditions, (2) modeling of Zircaloy inelastic deformation and fracture, (3) improving and utilizing LWR fuel rod modeling codes including a cost-of-fuel-failure model, (4) understanding and reducing pellet-cladding interaction (PCI) defects, and (5) power reactor fuel performance limits, particularly fuel rod bow and fission gas release.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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