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Implications and control of fuel-cladding chemical interaction for LMFBR fuel pin design

Abstract

Fuel-cladding-chemical-interaction (FCCI) is typically incorporated into the design of an LMFBR fuel pin as a wastage allowance. Several interrelated factors are considered during the evolution of an LMFBR fuel pin design. Those which are indirectly affected by FCCI include: allowable pin power, fuel restructuring, fission gas migration and release from the fuel, fuel cracking, fuel swelling, in-reactor cladding creep, cladding swelling, and the cladding mechanical strain. Chemical activity of oxygen is the most readily controlled factor in FCCI. Two methods are being investigated: control of total oxygen inventory by limiting fuel O/M, and control of oxygen activity with buffer metals.
Authors:
Roake, W E [1] 
  1. Westinghouse-Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1977
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-16
Reference Number:
EDB-01:020731
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFR technical committee meeting on fuel and cladding interaction, Tokyo (Japan), 21-25 Feb 1977; Other Information: 31 refs, 16 figs, 5 tabs; PBD: Apr 1977; Related Information: In: Technical committee meeting on fuel and cladding interaction. Summary report, 208 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CRACKS; CREEP; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; FUEL PINS; FUEL-CLADDING INTERACTIONS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; OXYGEN; POWER DENSITY; REACTOR SAFETY; STRAINS; SWELLING
OSTI ID:
20137478
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0100204006573
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 189-206
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Roake, W E. Implications and control of fuel-cladding chemical interaction for LMFBR fuel pin design. IAEA: N. p., 1977. Web.
Roake, W E. Implications and control of fuel-cladding chemical interaction for LMFBR fuel pin design. IAEA.
Roake, W E. 1977. "Implications and control of fuel-cladding chemical interaction for LMFBR fuel pin design." IAEA.
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title = {Implications and control of fuel-cladding chemical interaction for LMFBR fuel pin design}
author = {Roake, W E}
abstractNote = {Fuel-cladding-chemical-interaction (FCCI) is typically incorporated into the design of an LMFBR fuel pin as a wastage allowance. Several interrelated factors are considered during the evolution of an LMFBR fuel pin design. Those which are indirectly affected by FCCI include: allowable pin power, fuel restructuring, fission gas migration and release from the fuel, fuel cracking, fuel swelling, in-reactor cladding creep, cladding swelling, and the cladding mechanical strain. Chemical activity of oxygen is the most readily controlled factor in FCCI. Two methods are being investigated: control of total oxygen inventory by limiting fuel O/M, and control of oxygen activity with buffer metals.}
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year = {1977}
month = {Apr}
}