Irradiation testing is reported of fuel elements for the pressurized water reactor used as the power source for the N.S. Savannah. The objective of the tests was to obtain data sufficient to permit favorable engineering judgment as to the safety and soundness of the fuel element design with respect to materials, mechanical integrity, thermal capabilities, and core design capabilities over the expected lifetime. Photographs, comprising the bulk of the report, are included to illustrate some of the capsule experiments described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number B-3-F. Presented at the 1960 Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, San Francisco, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504
  • Authors:
    • Weissert, L R
  • Publication Date: 1960-12-14

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM