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Title: Design and Testing of Prototypic Elements Containing Monolithic Fuel

The US fuel development team has performed numerous irradiation tests on small to medium sized specimens containing low enriched uranium fuel designs. The team is now focused on qualification and demonstration of the uranium-molybdenum Base Monolithic Design and has entered the next generation of testing with the design and irradiation of prototypic elements which contain this fuel. The designs of fuel elements containing monolithic fuel, such as AFIP-7 (which is currently under irradiation) and RERTR-FE (which is currently under fabrication), are appropriate progressions relative to the technology life cycle. The culmination of this testing program will occur with the design, fabrication, and irradiation of demonstration products to include the base fuel demonstration and design demonstration experiments. Future plans show that design, fabrication, and testing activities will apply the rigor needed for a demonstration campaign.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1034796
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-11-23109
TRN: US1201050
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR-2011),Santiago, Chile,10/23/2011,10/27/2011
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DESIGN; ENRICHED URANIUM; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; IRRADIATION; LIFE CYCLE; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; TESTING Fuel Element; LEU; Monolithic; RERTR; U-Mo