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Title: Locked-wrap fuel rod

Abstract

A method for spacing fast reactor fuel rods using a wire wrapper improved by orienting the wire-wrapped fuel rods in a unique manner which introduces desirable performance characteristics not attainable by previous wire-wrapped designs. Use of this method in a liquid metal fast breeder reactor results in: (a) improved mechanical performance, (b) improved rod-to-rod contact, (c) reduced steel volume, and (d) improved thermal-hydraulic performance. The method produces a "locked wrap" design which tends to lock the rods together at each of the wire cluster locations.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Los Gatos, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862755
Patent Number(s):
4005521
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-893
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
locked-wrap; fuel; rod; method; spacing; fast; reactor; rods; wire; wrapper; improved; orienting; wire-wrapped; unique; manner; introduces; desirable; performance; characteristics; attainable; previous; designs; liquid; metal; breeder; results; mechanical; rod-to-rod; contact; reduced; steel; volume; thermal-hydraulic; produces; locked; wrap; design; tends; lock; cluster; locations; performance characteristics; improved thermal; improved mechanical; fuel rods; breeder reactor; fast breeder; liquid metal; reactor fuel; fuel rod; metal fast; method produces; fast reactor; performance characteristic; unique manner; improved rod; mechanical performance; method produce; /29/376/976/

Citation Formats

Kaplan, Samuel, Chertock, Alan J, and Punches, James R. Locked-wrap fuel rod. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Kaplan, Samuel, Chertock, Alan J, & Punches, James R. Locked-wrap fuel rod. United States.
Kaplan, Samuel, Chertock, Alan J, and Punches, James R. Sat . "Locked-wrap fuel rod". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862755.
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abstractNote = {A method for spacing fast reactor fuel rods using a wire wrapper improved by orienting the wire-wrapped fuel rods in a unique manner which introduces desirable performance characteristics not attainable by previous wire-wrapped designs. Use of this method in a liquid metal fast breeder reactor results in: (a) improved mechanical performance, (b) improved rod-to-rod contact, (c) reduced steel volume, and (d) improved thermal-hydraulic performance. The method produces a "locked wrap" design which tends to lock the rods together at each of the wire cluster locations.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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