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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FABRICATION METHOD

Abstract

A method is given for assembling and fabricating a fuel element comprising a plurality of spaced parallel fuel plates of a bowed configuration supported by and between a pair of transperse aluminum side plates. In this method, a brasing alloy is preplated on one surface of the aluminum side plates in the form of a cladding or layer-of uniform thickness. Grooves are then cut into the side plates through the alloy layer and into the base aluminum which results in the utilization of thinner aluminum side plates since a portion of the necessary groove depth is supplied by the brazing alloy.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4162449
Patent Number(s):
2938846
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-021998
NSA Number:
NSA-14-021998
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; ALLOYS; ALUMINUM; BRAZING; CONFIGURATION; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; LAYERS; MACHINING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; PLATES; SURFACES; THICKNESS

Citation Formats

Hix, J.N., Cooley, G.E., and Cunningham, J.E. FUEL ELEMENT FABRICATION METHOD. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Hix, J.N., Cooley, G.E., & Cunningham, J.E. FUEL ELEMENT FABRICATION METHOD. United States.
Hix, J.N., Cooley, G.E., and Cunningham, J.E. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT FABRICATION METHOD". United States.
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title = {FUEL ELEMENT FABRICATION METHOD},
author = {Hix, J.N. and Cooley, G.E. and Cunningham, J.E.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for assembling and fabricating a fuel element comprising a plurality of spaced parallel fuel plates of a bowed configuration supported by and between a pair of transperse aluminum side plates. In this method, a brasing alloy is preplated on one surface of the aluminum side plates in the form of a cladding or layer-of uniform thickness. Grooves are then cut into the side plates through the alloy layer and into the base aluminum which results in the utilization of thinner aluminum side plates since a portion of the necessary groove depth is supplied by the brazing alloy.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {5}
}