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Title: FUEL ELEMENT INTERLOCKING ARRANGEMENT

Abstract

This patent relates to a system for mutually interlocking a multiplicity of elongated, parallel, coextensive, upright reactor fuel elements so as to render a laterally selfsupporting bundle, while admitting of concurrent, selective, vertical withdrawal of a sizeable number of elements without any of the remaining elements toppling, Each element is provided with a generally rectangular end cap. When a rank of caps is aligned in square contact, each free edge centrally defines an outwardly profecting dovetail, and extremitally cooperates with its adjacent cap by defining a juxtaposed half of a dovetail- receptive mortise. Successive ranks are staggered to afford mating of their dovetails and mortises. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4740086
Patent Number(s):
3072552
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-010033
NSA Number:
NSA-17-010033
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; FUEL ELEMENTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; PLANNING; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Fortescue, P., and Nicoll, D. FUEL ELEMENT INTERLOCKING ARRANGEMENT. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Fortescue, P., & Nicoll, D. FUEL ELEMENT INTERLOCKING ARRANGEMENT. United States.
Fortescue, P., and Nicoll, D. Tue . "FUEL ELEMENT INTERLOCKING ARRANGEMENT". United States.
@article{osti_4740086,
title = {FUEL ELEMENT INTERLOCKING ARRANGEMENT},
author = {Fortescue, P. and Nicoll, D.},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to a system for mutually interlocking a multiplicity of elongated, parallel, coextensive, upright reactor fuel elements so as to render a laterally selfsupporting bundle, while admitting of concurrent, selective, vertical withdrawal of a sizeable number of elements without any of the remaining elements toppling, Each element is provided with a generally rectangular end cap. When a rank of caps is aligned in square contact, each free edge centrally defines an outwardly profecting dovetail, and extremitally cooperates with its adjacent cap by defining a juxtaposed half of a dovetail- receptive mortise. Successive ranks are staggered to afford mating of their dovetails and mortises. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {1}
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