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Title: METHOD OF JACKETING URANIUM BODIES

Abstract

An improved process is presented for providing uranium slugs with thin walled aluminum jackets. Since aluminum has a slightiy higher coefficient of thermal expansion than does uraaium, both uranium slugs and aluminum cans are heated to an elevated temperature of about 180 C, and the slug are inserted in the cans at that temperature. During the subsequent cooling of the assembly, the aluminum contracts more than does the uranium and a tight shrink fit is thus assured.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4303080
Patent Number(s):
2848800
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-13-004301
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM; COOLING; DEFORMATION; EXPANSION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEATING; JACKETS; LAYERS; RODS; SHRINKAGE; TEMPERATURE; THERMAL STRESSES; URANIUM; VOLUME

Citation Formats

Maloney, J O, Haines, E B, and Tepe, J B. METHOD OF JACKETING URANIUM BODIES. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Maloney, J O, Haines, E B, & Tepe, J B. METHOD OF JACKETING URANIUM BODIES. United States.
Maloney, J O, Haines, E B, and Tepe, J B. Tue . "METHOD OF JACKETING URANIUM BODIES". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF JACKETING URANIUM BODIES},
author = {Maloney, J O and Haines, E B and Tepe, J B},
abstractNote = {An improved process is presented for providing uranium slugs with thin walled aluminum jackets. Since aluminum has a slightiy higher coefficient of thermal expansion than does uraaium, both uranium slugs and aluminum cans are heated to an elevated temperature of about 180 C, and the slug are inserted in the cans at that temperature. During the subsequent cooling of the assembly, the aluminum contracts more than does the uranium and a tight shrink fit is thus assured.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
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