NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. FUEL ASSEMBLY TOP TIE PLATE LEAF SPRING TESTS

This report covers the analysis of data and tests performed to ascertain the dimension to apply to the upper tie plate leaf springs of the N.S. Savannah Core 2 fuel assemblies designed by General Electric Company. The as-built N.S. Savannah Core 1 fuel containers, not designed or fabricated by General Electric Company, into which the Core 2 fuel assemblies will be placed, were not fabricated within drawing tolerance. It is, therefore, necessary to examine the as-built container dimensions and deflection characteristics in order to arrive at workable fuel assembly leaf spring dimensions. Tests on the single cell container and leaf spring were conducted. On the basis of the analysis it is recommended that the tie plate leaf spring dimensions should be 8.789 and 8.814 inches for second and third pass fuel assemblies, respectively. (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-3455.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Cochran, R G
  • Publication Date: 1961-1-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GEAP-3455
  • Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM