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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A neuclear reactor is described of the heterogeneous type and employing replaceable tubular fuel elements and heavy water as a coolant and moderator. A pluraltty of fuel tubesa having their axes parallel, extend through a tank type pressure vessel which contatns the liquid moderator. The fuel elements are disposed within the fuel tubes in the reaetive portion of the pressure vessel during normal operation and the fuel tubes have removable plug members at each end to permit charging and discharging of the fuel elements. The fuel elements are cylindrical strands of jacketed fissionable material having helical exterior ribs. A bundle of fuel elements are held within each fuel tube with their longitudinal axes parallel, the ribs serving to space them apart along their lengths. Coolant liquid is circulated through the fuel tubes between the spaced fuel elements. Suitable control rod and monitoring means are provided for controlling the reactor.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4301198
Patent Number(s):
2848404
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-001030
NSA Number:
NSA-13-001030
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CYLINDERS; FINS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAVY WATER COOLANT; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; JACKETS; MONITORING; PRESSURE; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; RODS; SPACERS; TUBES; VESSELS; WIRES

Citation Formats

Treshow, M. NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Treshow, M. NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Treshow, M. Tue . "NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {A neuclear reactor is described of the heterogeneous type and employing replaceable tubular fuel elements and heavy water as a coolant and moderator. A pluraltty of fuel tubesa having their axes parallel, extend through a tank type pressure vessel which contatns the liquid moderator. The fuel elements are disposed within the fuel tubes in the reaetive portion of the pressure vessel during normal operation and the fuel tubes have removable plug members at each end to permit charging and discharging of the fuel elements. The fuel elements are cylindrical strands of jacketed fissionable material having helical exterior ribs. A bundle of fuel elements are held within each fuel tube with their longitudinal axes parallel, the ribs serving to space them apart along their lengths. Coolant liquid is circulated through the fuel tubes between the spaced fuel elements. Suitable control rod and monitoring means are provided for controlling the reactor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
}