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Title: Means for supporting fuel elements in a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A grid structure for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly comprising a plurality of connecting members forming at least one longitudinally extending opening peripheral and inner fuel element openings through each of which openings at least one nuclear fuel element extends, said connecting members forming wall means surrounding said each peripheral and inner fuel element opening, a pair of rigid projections longitudinally spaced from one another extending from a portion of said wall means into said each peripheral and inner opening for rigidly engaging said each fuel element, respectively, yet permit individual longitudinal slippage thereof, and resilient means formed integrally on and from said wall means and positioned in said each peripheral and inner opening in opposed relationship with said projections and located to engage said fuel element to bias the latter into engagement with said rigid projections, respectively

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Murrysville, PA)
  2. (Monroeville, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.
OSTI Identifier:
875283
Patent Number(s):
RE30247
Assignee:
US Government - Other OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-3269
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
means; supporting; fuel; elements; nuclear; reactor; grid; structure; assembly; comprising; plurality; connecting; forming; longitudinally; extending; peripheral; inner; element; openings; extends; wall; surrounding; pair; rigid; projections; spaced; portion; rigidly; engaging; respectively; permit; individual; longitudinal; slippage; resilient; formed; integrally; positioned; opposed; relationship; located; engage; bias; latter; engagement; nuclear fuel; fuel element; fuel assembly; reactor fuel; longitudinally extending; grid structure; supporting fuel; /376/

Citation Formats

Andrews, Harry N., and Keller, Herbert W. Means for supporting fuel elements in a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Andrews, Harry N., & Keller, Herbert W. Means for supporting fuel elements in a nuclear reactor. United States.
Andrews, Harry N., and Keller, Herbert W. Tue . "Means for supporting fuel elements in a nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875283.
@article{osti_875283,
title = {Means for supporting fuel elements in a nuclear reactor},
author = {Andrews, Harry N. and Keller, Herbert W.},
abstractNote = {A grid structure for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly comprising a plurality of connecting members forming at least one longitudinally extending opening peripheral and inner fuel element openings through each of which openings at least one nuclear fuel element extends, said connecting members forming wall means surrounding said each peripheral and inner fuel element opening, a pair of rigid projections longitudinally spaced from one another extending from a portion of said wall means into said each peripheral and inner opening for rigidly engaging said each fuel element, respectively, yet permit individual longitudinal slippage thereof, and resilient means formed integrally on and from said wall means and positioned in said each peripheral and inner opening in opposed relationship with said projections and located to engage said fuel element to bias the latter into engagement with said rigid projections, respectively},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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