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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT

A plate type fuel element which is particularly useful for organic cooled reactors is described. Generally, the fuel element comprises a plurality of fissionable fuel bearing plates held in spaced relationship by a frame in which the plates are slidably mounted in grooves. Clearance is provided in the grooves to allow the plates to expand laterally. The plates may be rigidly interconnected but are floatingly supported at their ends within the frame to allow for longi-tudinal expansion. Thus, this fuel element is able to withstand large temperature differentials without great structural stresses. (AEC)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4801497
Report Number(s):
US 3029198
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; EXPANSION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; ORGANIC COOLANT; PATENT; PLANNING; PLATES; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CORE; SPACERS; STABILITY; THERMAL STRESSES