MARITIME FUEL ASSEMBLY MECHANICAL AND HYDRAULIC EVALUATION

This report describes the results of mechanical and hydraulic evaluations of the fuel assembly of a nuclear reactor core designed for maritime applications. Tests were carried out to assess the following aspects of fuel assembly operation: natural frequency and damping; torsional and cantilever bending; dynamic and static deflection; pressure drop and lift-off; flow induced vibration; relative motion between fuel rod and spacer grid; and spacer grid cyclic strength.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Vol.1-Executive Summary; Vol.2-Final Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Co.

    Lynchburg, VA  United States 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pfund, P A
    • North, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-1-30

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 5184
  • Contract Numbers: 1-3555
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM