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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3782.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Authors:
    • Van Dyk, A C
    • Cochran, R G
  • Publication Date: 1962-4-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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