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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A lattice type fissionable fuel structure for a nuclear reactor is described. The fissionable material is formed into a plurality of rod-llke bodies with each encased in a fluid-tight jacket. A plurality of spaced longitudinal fins are mounted on the exterior and extend radially from each jacket, with a portion of the fins extending radially beyond the remainder of the fins. A collar of short length for each body is mounted on the extended fins for spacing the bodies, and adjacent bodies abut each other through these collars. Should distortion of the bodies take place, coilapse of the outer fins is limited by the shorter flns, thereby insuring some coolant flow at all times. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4014988
Patent Number(s):
2986509
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025615
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; FINS; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; PATENT; REACTORS; RODS

Citation Formats

Duffy, Jr, J G. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Duffy, Jr, J G. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Duffy, Jr, J G. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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author = {Duffy, Jr, J G},
abstractNote = {A lattice type fissionable fuel structure for a nuclear reactor is described. The fissionable material is formed into a plurality of rod-llke bodies with each encased in a fluid-tight jacket. A plurality of spaced longitudinal fins are mounted on the exterior and extend radially from each jacket, with a portion of the fins extending radially beyond the remainder of the fins. A collar of short length for each body is mounted on the extended fins for spacing the bodies, and adjacent bodies abut each other through these collars. Should distortion of the bodies take place, coilapse of the outer fins is limited by the shorter flns, thereby insuring some coolant flow at all times. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
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