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Title: Nuclear reactor fuel rod attachment system

Abstract

A reusable system is described for removably attaching a nuclear reactor fuel rod to a support member. A locking cap is secured to the fuel rod and a locking strip is fastened to the support member. The locking cap has two opposing fingers shaped to form a socket having a body portion. The locking strip has an extension shaped to rigidly attach to the socket's body portion. The locking cap's fingers are resiliently deflectable. For attachment, the locking cap is longitudinally pushed onto the locking strip causing the extension to temporarily deflect open the fingers to engage the socket's body portion. For removal, the process is reversed.

Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6070689
Assignee:
TIC; EDB-81-110344
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-14-2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; FUEL RODS; SUPPORTS; FASTENERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Not Available. Nuclear reactor fuel rod attachment system. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Not Available. Nuclear reactor fuel rod attachment system. United States.
Not Available. Wed . "Nuclear reactor fuel rod attachment system". United States.
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title = {Nuclear reactor fuel rod attachment system},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {A reusable system is described for removably attaching a nuclear reactor fuel rod to a support member. A locking cap is secured to the fuel rod and a locking strip is fastened to the support member. The locking cap has two opposing fingers shaped to form a socket having a body portion. The locking strip has an extension shaped to rigidly attach to the socket's body portion. The locking cap's fingers are resiliently deflectable. For attachment, the locking cap is longitudinally pushed onto the locking strip causing the extension to temporarily deflect open the fingers to engage the socket's body portion. For removal, the process is reversed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {9}
}