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Title: PROTECTIVELY COVERED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Abstract

A method of casting a protective jacket about a ura nium fuel element that will bond completely to the uranium without the use of stringers or supports that would ordinarily produce gaps in the cast metal coating and bond is presented. Preformed endcaps of alumlnum alloyed with 13% silicon are placed on the ends of the uranium fuel element. These caps will support the fuel element when placed in a mold. The mold is kept at a ing alloy but below that of uranium so the cast metal jacket will fuse with the endcaps forming a complete covering and bond to the fuel element, which would otherwise oxidize at the gaps or discontinuities lefi in the coating by previous casting methods.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4296339
Patent Number(s):
2858262
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008379
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008379
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM ALLOYS; BONDING; CASTING; CLOSURES; COATING; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; JACKETS; MELTING; MELTING POINTS; METALS; OXIDATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; SILICIDES; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Plott, R.F. PROTECTIVELY COVERED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Plott, R.F. PROTECTIVELY COVERED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE. United States.
Plott, R.F. Tue . "PROTECTIVELY COVERED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE". United States.
@article{osti_4296339,
title = {PROTECTIVELY COVERED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE},
author = {Plott, R.F.},
abstractNote = {A method of casting a protective jacket about a ura nium fuel element that will bond completely to the uranium without the use of stringers or supports that would ordinarily produce gaps in the cast metal coating and bond is presented. Preformed endcaps of alumlnum alloyed with 13% silicon are placed on the ends of the uranium fuel element. These caps will support the fuel element when placed in a mold. The mold is kept at a ing alloy but below that of uranium so the cast metal jacket will fuse with the endcaps forming a complete covering and bond to the fuel element, which would otherwise oxidize at the gaps or discontinuities lefi in the coating by previous casting methods.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
}