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Title: SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Abstract

The core support structure for fuel elements of a fast reactor is described. The support structure comprises a nest of tubes of alternately long and short length in longitudinally parallel relationship and arranged in a symmetrical hexagonal lattice. Each tube has a hexagonal section of flat contact faces disposed intermediate its ends and at points wherein tube pairs are engaged in face to face contact. One of each pair of adjacent tubes is slotted to receive the intersecting portion of the other tube of the pair, the intersecting portion bearing against the fuel element contained in the slotted tube for locating the element therein. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4797862
Patent Number(s):
3049485
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-026579
NSA Number:
NSA-16-026579
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; FAST NEUTRONS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; PATENT; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Tatlock, J., and Glass, J.A.F. SUPPORT STRUCTURE. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Tatlock, J., & Glass, J.A.F. SUPPORT STRUCTURE. United States.
Tatlock, J., and Glass, J.A.F. Tue . "SUPPORT STRUCTURE". United States.
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title = {SUPPORT STRUCTURE},
author = {Tatlock, J. and Glass, J.A.F.},
abstractNote = {The core support structure for fuel elements of a fast reactor is described. The support structure comprises a nest of tubes of alternately long and short length in longitudinally parallel relationship and arranged in a symmetrical hexagonal lattice. Each tube has a hexagonal section of flat contact faces disposed intermediate its ends and at points wherein tube pairs are engaged in face to face contact. One of each pair of adjacent tubes is slotted to receive the intersecting portion of the other tube of the pair, the intersecting portion bearing against the fuel element contained in the slotted tube for locating the element therein. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {8}
}