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Title: HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A heterogeneous nuclear reactor is designed comprising a stationary housing and a rotatable annular core being supported for rotation about a vertical axis in the housing, the core containing a plurality of radial fuel- element supporting channels, the cylindrical empty space along the axis of the core providing a central plenum for the disposal of spent fuel elements, the core cross section outer periphery being vertically gradated in radius one end from the other to provide a coolant duct between the core and the housing, and means for inserting fresh fuel elements in the supporting channels under pressure and while the reactor is in operation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4128190
Patent Number(s):
2940915
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-14-026440
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; OPERATION; PATENT; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR CORE; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; ROTATION; STORAGE; ZONES

Citation Formats

Hammond, R P, Wykoff, W R, and Busey, H M. HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Hammond, R P, Wykoff, W R, & Busey, H M. HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Hammond, R P, Wykoff, W R, and Busey, H M. Tue . "HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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title = {HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH POWER HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR},
author = {Hammond, R P and Wykoff, W R and Busey, H M},
abstractNote = {A heterogeneous nuclear reactor is designed comprising a stationary housing and a rotatable annular core being supported for rotation about a vertical axis in the housing, the core containing a plurality of radial fuel- element supporting channels, the cylindrical empty space along the axis of the core providing a central plenum for the disposal of spent fuel elements, the core cross section outer periphery being vertically gradated in radius one end from the other to provide a coolant duct between the core and the housing, and means for inserting fresh fuel elements in the supporting channels under pressure and while the reactor is in operation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {6}
}