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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

Fluid-cooled nuclear reactors of the type that utilize finned uranium fuel elements disposed in coolant channels in a moderater are described. The coolant channels are provided with removable bushings composed of a non- fissionable material. The interior walls of the bushings have a plurality of spaced, longtudinal ribs separated by grooves which receive the fins on the fuel elements. The lands between the grooves are spaced from the fuel elements to form flow passages, and the size of the now passages progressively decreases as the dlstance from the center of the core increases for the purpose of producing a greater cooling effect at the center to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the core.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4310674
Patent Number(s):
2831807
Assignee:
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014446
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014446
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; COOLANTS; COOLING; FINS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MODERATORS; PATENT; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM

Citation Formats

McGarry, R.J. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
McGarry, R.J. NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
McGarry, R.J. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {Fluid-cooled nuclear reactors of the type that utilize finned uranium fuel elements disposed in coolant channels in a moderater are described. The coolant channels are provided with removable bushings composed of a non- fissionable material. The interior walls of the bushings have a plurality of spaced, longtudinal ribs separated by grooves which receive the fins on the fuel elements. The lands between the grooves are spaced from the fuel elements to form flow passages, and the size of the now passages progressively decreases as the dlstance from the center of the core increases for the purpose of producing a greater cooling effect at the center to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the core.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {4}
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