NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. FUEL ROD VIBRATION, PRELIMINARY REPORT

This is a preliminary report on the investigation of the N.S. Savannah replacement fuel rod vibration amplitude when excited by water flowing parallel to the axis of the fuel rod. Methods of calculating the fuel rod natural frequency in air were verified by experiment. Work is continuing to establish the validity of methods of calculating natural frequencies in water and to confirm the correlation of flow induced vibration amplitude found in reference (1). On the basis of the tests and analysis outlined in this report the maximum amplitude of flow induced fuel rod vibration was found to be .003 inches. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3253.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, J A
    • Shields, C M
  • Publication Date: 1959-9-25

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT (04-3)-189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM