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Title: METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A method is presented for joining sections of uranium rod which are clad in a corrosion-resistant material of higher melting point than uranium. The method includes the steps of preferentially- etching the uranium in the ends of the sections to be joined to depress the level of the uranium slighily below that of the cladding, bringing the ends to be joined together, applying axial pressure to the joint, and heli-arc welding the joint while rotating the joint, to fuse the cladding to a uniform depth of about 50% of the thickness of the cladding.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4204382
Patent Number(s):
2902590
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-007105
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007105
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CORROSION PROTECTION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; JOINTS; PLANNING; PREPARATION; RODS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Noland, R.A., and Stone, C.C. METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Noland, R.A., & Stone, C.C. METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Noland, R.A., and Stone, C.C. Tue . "METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
@article{osti_4204382,
title = {METHOD OF PREPARING A FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Noland, R.A. and Stone, C.C.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for joining sections of uranium rod which are clad in a corrosion-resistant material of higher melting point than uranium. The method includes the steps of preferentially- etching the uranium in the ends of the sections to be joined to depress the level of the uranium slighily below that of the cladding, bringing the ends to be joined together, applying axial pressure to the joint, and heli-arc welding the joint while rotating the joint, to fuse the cladding to a uniform depth of about 50% of the thickness of the cladding.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}