Fuel performance improvement program. Quarterly/annual progress report, October 1978-September 1979

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The objective of the Fuel Performance Improvement Program is to develop, test, and demonstrate basically two advanced fuel designs with the capability for improved power ramping performance and thus increase the capability of achieving extended burnup levels to better utilize uranium resources. The irradiations are being supported by out-of-reactor experiments to evaluate the effect of graphite coatings to inhibit stress-corrosion-cracking type cladding failures that are related to pellet-cladding interaction. Instrumented test irradiations in the Halden Boiling Water Reactor (HBWR) have achieved peak burnups of 697 GJ/kgM (8.1 MWd/kgM) with reference, annular-coated-pressurized, and sphere-pac rods.

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Crouthamel, C.E. (comp.) October 1, 1979.

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The objective of the Fuel Performance Improvement Program is to develop, test, and demonstrate basically two advanced fuel designs with the capability for improved power ramping performance and thus increase the capability of achieving extended burnup levels to better utilize uranium resources. The irradiations are being supported by out-of-reactor experiments to evaluate the effect of graphite coatings to inhibit stress-corrosion-cracking type cladding failures that are related to pellet-cladding interaction. Instrumented test irradiations in the Halden Boiling Water Reactor (HBWR) have achieved peak burnups of 697 GJ/kgM (8.1 MWd/kgM) with reference, annular-coated-pressurized, and sphere-pac rods.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A08/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: COO-4066-13
  • Report No.: PNL-3218
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-02-4046
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5605431 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5605431
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093341

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  • October 1, 1979

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Crouthamel, C.E. (comp.). Fuel performance improvement program. Quarterly/annual progress report, October 1978-September 1979, report, October 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093341/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.