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Title: FUEL ELEMENT SUPPORT

Abstract

The described cylindrical fuel element has longitudinally spaced sets of short longitudinal ribs circumferentially spaced from one another. The ribs support the fuel element in a coolant tube so that there is an annular space for coolant flow between the fuel element and the interior of the coolant tube. If the fuel element grows as a result of reactor operation, the circumferential distribution of the ribs maintains the uniformity of the annular space between the coolant tube and the fuel element, and the collapsibility of the ribs prevents the fuel element from becoming jammed in the coolant tube.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4091936
Patent Number(s):
2990358
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020369
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; CYLINDERS; FINS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; PATENT; REACTORS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Wyman, W L. FUEL ELEMENT SUPPORT. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wyman, W L. FUEL ELEMENT SUPPORT. United States.
Wyman, W L. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT SUPPORT". United States.
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title = {FUEL ELEMENT SUPPORT},
author = {Wyman, W L},
abstractNote = {The described cylindrical fuel element has longitudinally spaced sets of short longitudinal ribs circumferentially spaced from one another. The ribs support the fuel element in a coolant tube so that there is an annular space for coolant flow between the fuel element and the interior of the coolant tube. If the fuel element grows as a result of reactor operation, the circumferential distribution of the ribs maintains the uniformity of the annular space between the coolant tube and the fuel element, and the collapsibility of the ribs prevents the fuel element from becoming jammed in the coolant tube.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
}