NS SAVANNSH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE FUEL ASSEMBLY
Results of an investigation into the unirradiated mechanical properties of nuclear fuel assemblies designed by General Electric Company are presented. Investigation of this replacement fuel for the N.S. Savannah was performed in order to establish fuel assembly compatibility with the limitations of fixed core structure. Measurements were taken, and tests were performed on both dummy prototype fuel assemblies and fuel assemblies fabricated according to the contract. Four schematic diagrams of the test apparatus are included. It concludes that the fuel assembly, as designed, can be fabricated within the dimensional limitations imposed by the existing core structure.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GEAP-3249.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA USA 01910
- Cochran, R G
- Publication Date: 1959-9-21
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Fuel elements; Mechanical properties; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactor cores
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor fuel elements
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026573
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: GEAP-3249
- Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-189
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM