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Title: PROCESS FOR JACKETING A CORE

Abstract

A process is given for enclosing the uranium core of a nuclear fuel element by placing the core in an aluminum cup and closing the open end of the cup over the core. As the metal of the cup is brought together in a weld over the center of the end of the core, it is extruded inwardly as internal projection into a central recess in the core and outwardly as an external projection. Thus oxide inclusions in the weld of the cup are spread out into the internal and external projections and do not interfere with the integrity of the weld.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4132154
Patent Number(s):
2945293
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-14-025920
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALUMINUM; EXTRUSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; IMPURITIES; INCLUSIONS; JACKETS; OXIDES; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; URANIUM; VESSELS; WELDING

Citation Formats

Last, G A. PROCESS FOR JACKETING A CORE. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Last, G A. PROCESS FOR JACKETING A CORE. United States.
Last, G A. Tue . "PROCESS FOR JACKETING A CORE". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process is given for enclosing the uranium core of a nuclear fuel element by placing the core in an aluminum cup and closing the open end of the cup over the core. As the metal of the cup is brought together in a weld over the center of the end of the core, it is extruded inwardly as internal projection into a central recess in the core and outwardly as an external projection. Thus oxide inclusions in the weld of the cup are spread out into the internal and external projections and do not interfere with the integrity of the weld.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {7}
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