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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3311.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Baird, R K
    • McClelland, R F
  • Publication Date: 1959-12-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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