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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT

Abstract

A reactor fuel element utilizing fissionable fuel materials in plate form is described. This fuel element consists of bundles of fuel-bearing plates. The bundles are stacked inside of a tube which forms the shell of the fuel element. The plates each have longitudinal fins running parallel to the direction of coolant flow, and interspersed among and parallel to the fins are ribs which position the plates relative to each other and to the fuel element shell. The plate bundles are held together by thin bands or wires. The ex tended surface increases the heat transfer capabilities of a fuel element by a factor of 3 or more over those of a simple flat plate.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4843134
Patent Number(s):
2999058
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-15-028797
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; COOLANTS; FINS; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; PLATES; REACTORS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Wheelock, C W, and Baumeister, E B. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Wheelock, C W, & Baumeister, E B. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT. United States.
Wheelock, C W, and Baumeister, E B. Fri . "NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT". United States.
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title = {NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT},
author = {Wheelock, C W and Baumeister, E B},
abstractNote = {A reactor fuel element utilizing fissionable fuel materials in plate form is described. This fuel element consists of bundles of fuel-bearing plates. The bundles are stacked inside of a tube which forms the shell of the fuel element. The plates each have longitudinal fins running parallel to the direction of coolant flow, and interspersed among and parallel to the fins are ribs which position the plates relative to each other and to the fuel element shell. The plate bundles are held together by thin bands or wires. The ex tended surface increases the heat transfer capabilities of a fuel element by a factor of 3 or more over those of a simple flat plate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {9}
}