Behavior of Irradiated Metallic Fuel Elements Exposed to Nuclear Excursion in TREAT

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In fast reactor safety studies, it is imperative to know the effects of temperature excursions on the fuel elements. Previous controlled out-of-pile experiments on the behavior of uranium fuel elements under meltdown or near-meltdown conditions have been performed using direct electrical resistance heating or furnace heating. As a step toward obtaining more complete information on reactivity effects accompanying fuel meltdown, the behavior of irradiated EBR II and Fermi A samples under transient nuclear heating in TREAT has been studied. The experiment results obtained indicate that effects of prior irradiation can produce significant effects upon reactivity changes produced by meltdown of ... continued below

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Monaweck, J. H.; Dickerman, Charles Edward, 1932- & Sowa, E. S. November 1963.

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  • Main Title: Behavior of Irradiated Metallic Fuel Elements Exposed to Nuclear Excursion in TREAT
  • Added Title: Behavior of Irradiated Metallic Fuel Elements Exposed to Nuclear Excursion in Transient Reactor Test Facility
  • Series Title: Atomic Energy Commission Reports
  • Series Title: AEC publication CONF
  • Added Title: AEC publication CONF-187-97
  • Series Title: CONF (Series)

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In fast reactor safety studies, it is imperative to know the effects of temperature excursions on the fuel elements. Previous controlled out-of-pile experiments on the behavior of uranium fuel elements under meltdown or near-meltdown conditions have been performed using direct electrical resistance heating or furnace heating. As a step toward obtaining more complete information on reactivity effects accompanying fuel meltdown, the behavior of irradiated EBR II and Fermi A samples under transient nuclear heating in TREAT has been studied. The experiment results obtained indicate that effects of prior irradiation can produce significant effects upon reactivity changes produced by meltdown of metallic fast reactor fuel pins.

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12 pages : illustrations.

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To be presented at the American Nuclear Society Meeting, New York, New York, November 18-21, 1963.

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Monaweck, J. H.; Dickerman, Charles Edward, 1932- & Sowa, E. S. Behavior of Irradiated Metallic Fuel Elements Exposed to Nuclear Excursion in TREAT, report, November 1963; Oak Ridge, Tennessee.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201736/: accessed April 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.