SOME DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN COMPARTMENTAL PLATE-TYPE FUEL ELEMENTS CONTAINING UO2

Some design calculations for compartmented flat-plate fuel elements employing stainless steel as the structural material and uranium dioxide as the fissile material are described. The calculations include consideration of stresses resulting from fission gas release, hydraulic stresses, and thermal capabilities of a plate-type fuel element for pressurized water applications. The guiding philosophy in this design study was development of parameters for a metallurgical feasibility study rather than a finalized fuel element design.(Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ORNL-CF-58-7-105.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831

    Union Carbide Nuclear Company

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  • Publication Date: 1958-7-28

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM