skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A ceramic fuel element for a nuclear reactor that has improved structural stability as well as improved cooling and fission product retention characteristics is presented. The fuel element includes a plurality of stacked hollow ceramic moderator blocks arranged along a tubular raetallic shroud that encloses a series of axially apertured moderator cylinders spaced inwardly of the shroud. A plurality of ceramic nuclear fuel rods are arranged in the annular space between the shroud and cylinders of moderator and appropriate support means and means for directing gas coolant through the annular space are also provided. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4693890
Patent Number(s):
3111477
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-042321
NSA Number:
NSA-17-042321
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CERAMICS; COOLING; CYLINDERS; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; JACKETS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MODERATORS; REACTORS; STABILITY

Citation Formats

Bean, R.W. FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Bean, R.W. FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Bean, R.W. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
@article{osti_4693890,
title = {FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Bean, R.W.},
abstractNote = {A ceramic fuel element for a nuclear reactor that has improved structural stability as well as improved cooling and fission product retention characteristics is presented. The fuel element includes a plurality of stacked hollow ceramic moderator blocks arranged along a tubular raetallic shroud that encloses a series of axially apertured moderator cylinders spaced inwardly of the shroud. A plurality of ceramic nuclear fuel rods are arranged in the annular space between the shroud and cylinders of moderator and appropriate support means and means for directing gas coolant through the annular space are also provided. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {11}
}