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Title: TUCOP failure threshold test CO6R

Abstract

The C06R test was the sixth single-pin test in the collaborative US/UK PFR/TREAT transient testing program. It was designed to study the mechanism, time and location of cladding failure and first fuel escape in an intermediate channel transient undercooling - overpower accident (TUCOP). It complements the LO5/sup 2/ and LO7/sup 3/ tests which studied post failure fuel dispersal in a similar hypothetical accident. The test fuel was a single irradiated driver fuel pin taken from the UK's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) after approx.4% peak burnup. The C06R test has produced evidence that both pre and post failure internal fuel motions produce net fuel worth decreases that would help mitigate a TUCOP accident in an LMFBR. Furthermore, the high axial failure location will prevent worth increases even if emergent fuel momentarily accumulates at the failure site before it disperses upward.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6188112
Report Number(s):
HEDL-SA-3182; CONF-841105-71
ON: DE86001555
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 11 Nov 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENT FAILURE; TRANSIENT OVERPOWER ACCIDENTS; REACTOR SAFETY EXPERIMENTS; THERMAL STRESSES; FUEL CANS; FUEL PINS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; STRESSES; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210500 - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Culley, G.E., Ferrell, P.C., Herbert, R, and Woods, W J. TUCOP failure threshold test CO6R. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Culley, G.E., Ferrell, P.C., Herbert, R, & Woods, W J. TUCOP failure threshold test CO6R. United States.
Culley, G.E., Ferrell, P.C., Herbert, R, and Woods, W J. Sun . "TUCOP failure threshold test CO6R". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6188112.
@article{osti_6188112,
title = {TUCOP failure threshold test CO6R},
author = {Culley, G.E., Ferrell, P.C. and Herbert, R and Woods, W J},
abstractNote = {The C06R test was the sixth single-pin test in the collaborative US/UK PFR/TREAT transient testing program. It was designed to study the mechanism, time and location of cladding failure and first fuel escape in an intermediate channel transient undercooling - overpower accident (TUCOP). It complements the LO5/sup 2/ and LO7/sup 3/ tests which studied post failure fuel dispersal in a similar hypothetical accident. The test fuel was a single irradiated driver fuel pin taken from the UK's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) after approx.4% peak burnup. The C06R test has produced evidence that both pre and post failure internal fuel motions produce net fuel worth decreases that would help mitigate a TUCOP accident in an LMFBR. Furthermore, the high axial failure location will prevent worth increases even if emergent fuel momentarily accumulates at the failure site before it disperses upward.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6188112}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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