NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. INVESTIGATION OF THE OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FUEL ASSEMBLY

The operational characteristics of the fuel assembly of the N.S. Savannah are reported. The investigation reviewed assists in the establishment, by calculation and experimental methods, of the final mechanical configuration of the fuel assembly design. Factors considered in the study include: shipboard motions and loading criteria; fuel container deflections resulting from coolant flow pressure gradients; the mechanical and thermal characteristics inherent to the base or initial design concept; and clearance between the fuel rods and the fuel container wall.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3250.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Cochran, R G
  • Publication Date: 1959-9-25

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GEAP-3250
  • Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM