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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A plate type fuel element which is particularly useful for organic cooled reactors is described. Generally, the fuel element comprises a plurality of fissionable fuel bearing plates held in spaced relationship by a frame in which the plates are slidably mounted in grooves. Clearance is provided in the grooves to allow the plates to expand laterally. The plates may be rigidly interconnected but are floatingly supported at their ends within the frame to allow for longi-tudinal expansion. Thus, this fuel element is able to withstand large temperature differentials without great structural stresses. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4801497
Patent Number(s):
3029198
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-16-014269
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; EXPANSION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; ORGANIC COOLANT; PATENT; PLANNING; PLATES; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CORE; SPACERS; STABILITY; THERMAL STRESSES

Citation Formats

Anderson, W F, Tellefson, D R, and Shimazaki, T T. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Anderson, W F, Tellefson, D R, & Shimazaki, T T. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Anderson, W F, Tellefson, D R, and Shimazaki, T T. Tue . "NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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title = {NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Anderson, W F and Tellefson, D R and Shimazaki, T T},
abstractNote = {A plate type fuel element which is particularly useful for organic cooled reactors is described. Generally, the fuel element comprises a plurality of fissionable fuel bearing plates held in spaced relationship by a frame in which the plates are slidably mounted in grooves. Clearance is provided in the grooves to allow the plates to expand laterally. The plates may be rigidly interconnected but are floatingly supported at their ends within the frame to allow for longi-tudinal expansion. Thus, this fuel element is able to withstand large temperature differentials without great structural stresses. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {4}
}