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Title: FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A fuel element structure particularly useful in high temperature nuclear reactors is presented. Basically, the structure comprises two coaxial graphite sleeves integrally joined together by radial fins. Due to the high structural strength of graphite at high temperatures and the rigidity of this structure, nuclear fuel encased within the inner sleeve in contiguous relation therewith is supported and prevented from expanding radially at high temperatures. Thus, the necessity of relying on the usual cladding materials with relatively low temperature limitations for structural strength is removed. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4684955
Patent Number(s):
3111475
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-042320
NSA Number:
NSA-17-042320
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; DEFORMATION; FINS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Davidson, J.K. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Davidson, J.K. FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Davidson, J.K. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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title = {FUEL ELEMENT FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR},
author = {Davidson, J.K.},
abstractNote = {A fuel element structure particularly useful in high temperature nuclear reactors is presented. Basically, the structure comprises two coaxial graphite sleeves integrally joined together by radial fins. Due to the high structural strength of graphite at high temperatures and the rigidity of this structure, nuclear fuel encased within the inner sleeve in contiguous relation therewith is supported and prevented from expanding radially at high temperatures. Thus, the necessity of relying on the usual cladding materials with relatively low temperature limitations for structural strength is removed. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {11}
}