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Title: Interlocking egg-crate type grid assembly

Abstract

Disclosed is an interlocking egg-crate hexagonal grid for supporting a nuclear fuel pin in a hexagonal array. The grid is formed from strips bent at an angle of about 120/sup 0/ at each vertex. Over some faces of each hexagonal cell the strips are coplanar but are arranged, by stacking interlocking, to avoid any double thickness of metal in that plane. Springs and dimples are formed in the faces of each cell to hold the fuel pin substantially centered.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5593175
Application Number:
ON: DE86013789
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-004263; EDB-86-135281
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; DESIGN; GRIDS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POWER REACTORS; FUEL PINS; ROD BUNDLES; ELECTRODES; FUEL ELEMENTS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Kast, S.J. Interlocking egg-crate type grid assembly. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Kast, S.J. Interlocking egg-crate type grid assembly. United States.
Kast, S.J. Fri . "Interlocking egg-crate type grid assembly". United States.
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author = {Kast, S.J.},
abstractNote = {Disclosed is an interlocking egg-crate hexagonal grid for supporting a nuclear fuel pin in a hexagonal array. The grid is formed from strips bent at an angle of about 120/sup 0/ at each vertex. Over some faces of each hexagonal cell the strips are coplanar but are arranged, by stacking interlocking, to avoid any double thickness of metal in that plane. Springs and dimples are formed in the faces of each cell to hold the fuel pin substantially centered.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {3}
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