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Title: Development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication.

Abstract

Advanced Materials Fabrication Facilities at Argonne National Laboratory have been involved in development of LEU dispersion fuel for research and test reactors from the beginning of RERTR program. This paper presents development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication for full size plate type fuel elements. A brief description of Advanced Materials Fabrication Facilities where development of the technology was carried out is given. A flow diagram of the manufacturing process is presented. U-Mo powder was manufactured by the rotating electrode process. The atomization produced a U-Mo alloy powder with a relatively uniform size distribution and a nearly spherical shape. Test plates were fabricated using tungsten and depleted U-7 wt.% Mo alloy, 4043 Al and Al-2 wt% Si matrices with Al 6061 aluminum alloy for the cladding. During the development of the technology of manufacturing of full size high density LEU dispersion fuel plates special attention was paid to meet the required homogeneity, bonding, dimensions, fuel out of zone and other mechanical characteristics of the plates.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
971161
Report Number(s):
ANL/NE/CP-60284
TRN: US1001046
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2007 RERTR International Meeting; Sep. 23, 2007 - Sep. 27, 2007; Prague, Czech Republic
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; ANL; ATOMIZATION; BONDING; DIMENSIONS; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRODES; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUEL PLATES; MANUFACTURING; MATRICES; PLATES; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SHAPE; TUNGSTEN

Citation Formats

Wiencek, T., Totev, T., and Nuclear Engineering Division. Development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Wiencek, T., Totev, T., & Nuclear Engineering Division. Development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication.. United States.
Wiencek, T., Totev, T., and Nuclear Engineering Division. Mon . "Development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication.". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Advanced Materials Fabrication Facilities at Argonne National Laboratory have been involved in development of LEU dispersion fuel for research and test reactors from the beginning of RERTR program. This paper presents development of technology of high density LEU dispersion fuel fabrication for full size plate type fuel elements. A brief description of Advanced Materials Fabrication Facilities where development of the technology was carried out is given. A flow diagram of the manufacturing process is presented. U-Mo powder was manufactured by the rotating electrode process. The atomization produced a U-Mo alloy powder with a relatively uniform size distribution and a nearly spherical shape. Test plates were fabricated using tungsten and depleted U-7 wt.% Mo alloy, 4043 Al and Al-2 wt% Si matrices with Al 6061 aluminum alloy for the cladding. During the development of the technology of manufacturing of full size high density LEU dispersion fuel plates special attention was paid to meet the required homogeneity, bonding, dimensions, fuel out of zone and other mechanical characteristics of the plates.},
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