NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. INTERNAL PRESSURE IN NS SAVANNAH CORE 2 FUEL RODS DUE TO FISSION GAS
Internal pressure of fission gases formed during irradiation life of the fuel contributes to stress on the N.S. Savannah Core 2 fuel rods. This study determines the magnitude of the pressure, the location of the segments expected to have the highest values during operation of the Core 2 fuel, and the factors influencing this pressure build-up. Experimentally obtained data was utilized from representative Core 2-type fuel assemblies irradiated in excess of Core 2 design temperature conditions, but at less than an equivalent life time.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3311.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA USA 01910
- Baird, R K
- McClelland, R F
- Publication Date: 1959-12-11
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Fuel elements; Nuclear fuels; Nuclear powered ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor fuel elements
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00026142
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: GEAP-3311
- Contract Numbers: AT-(04-3)-189
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM