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Title: TWISTED RIBBON FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A reactor core formed of bundles of parallel fuel elements in the form of ribbons is patented. The fuel ribbons are twisted about their axes so as to have contact with one another at regions spaced lengthwise of the ribbons and to be out of contact with one another at locations between these spaced regions. The contact between the ribbons is sufficient to allow them to be held together in a stable bundle in a containing tube without intermediate support, while permitting enough space between the ribbon for coolant flowing.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4091943
Patent Number(s):
2987458
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-020360
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; FINS; FOILS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID FLOW; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; ZONES

Citation Formats

Breden, C R, and Schultz, A B. TWISTED RIBBON FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Breden, C R, & Schultz, A B. TWISTED RIBBON FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Breden, C R, and Schultz, A B. Thu . "TWISTED RIBBON FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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title = {TWISTED RIBBON FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Breden, C R and Schultz, A B},
abstractNote = {A reactor core formed of bundles of parallel fuel elements in the form of ribbons is patented. The fuel ribbons are twisted about their axes so as to have contact with one another at regions spaced lengthwise of the ribbons and to be out of contact with one another at locations between these spaced regions. The contact between the ribbons is sufficient to allow them to be held together in a stable bundle in a containing tube without intermediate support, while permitting enough space between the ribbon for coolant flowing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
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