NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This report summarizes a program of research, development, and design necessary to achieve an improved nuclear fuel for the N.S. Savannah. Nuclear and mechanical design methods and results are provided as well as significant proof-tests performed, such as pressure drop measurements, vibration tests, clad burst-and-collapse tests, and a fuel irradiation program. Specific objectives are improved mechanical and thermal flexibility, minimum pressure drop, improved reliability, improved power distribution, and ease and economy of fabrication. The design advances are limited to the fuel and exclude changes to core structure, system components, and processes. Detailed schematic diagrams are provided.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3782.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA USA 01910
- Van Dyk, A C
- Cochran, R G
- Publication Date: 1962-4-1
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 137 p.
- TRT Terms: Nuclear powered ships; Reliability; Vibration
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026474
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: GEAP-3782
- Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-189
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM