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Title: SOLID GAS SUSPENSION NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY

Abstract

A fuel assembly is designed for use in a gas-suspension cooled nuclear fuel reactor. The coolant fluid is an inert gas such as nitrogen or helium with particles such as carbon suspended therein. The fuel assembly is contained within an elongated pressure vessel extending down into the reactor. The fuel portion is at the lower end of the vessel and is constructed of cylindrical segments through which the coolant passes. Turbulence promotors within the passageways maintain the particles in agitation to increase its ability to transfer heat away from the outer walls. Shielding sections and alternating passageways above the fueled portion limit the escape of radiation out of the top of the vessel. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4780982
Patent Number(s):
3033773
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-16-017278
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CARBON; CONFIGURATION; COOLANTS; CYLINDERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GAS FLOW; HEAT TRANSFER; HELIUM; INERT GASES; NITROGEN; PARTICLES; PATENT; PRESSURE VESSELS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTORS; SHIELDING; SUSPENSIONS; TURBULENCE

Citation Formats

Schluderberg, D C, and Ryon, J W. SOLID GAS SUSPENSION NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Schluderberg, D C, & Ryon, J W. SOLID GAS SUSPENSION NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY. United States.
Schluderberg, D C, and Ryon, J W. Tue . "SOLID GAS SUSPENSION NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY". United States.
@article{osti_4780982,
title = {SOLID GAS SUSPENSION NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY},
author = {Schluderberg, D C and Ryon, J W},
abstractNote = {A fuel assembly is designed for use in a gas-suspension cooled nuclear fuel reactor. The coolant fluid is an inert gas such as nitrogen or helium with particles such as carbon suspended therein. The fuel assembly is contained within an elongated pressure vessel extending down into the reactor. The fuel portion is at the lower end of the vessel and is constructed of cylindrical segments through which the coolant passes. Turbulence promotors within the passageways maintain the particles in agitation to increase its ability to transfer heat away from the outer walls. Shielding sections and alternating passageways above the fueled portion limit the escape of radiation out of the top of the vessel. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {5}
}