Development and Testing of Low Cost Fuel Elements for Power Reactor Service

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The development of swaging and vibratory compaction process for fabrication of clad UO2 fuel rods is described. The cost is less than 50% of that for an equivalent core fabricated from pellets. The irradiation testing of vibratory filled and swaged UO2 rods is reported for burn-ups from 2,000 to 12,000 Mwd/t UO2; the results indicate that the rods are capable of excellent performance power reactors.

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ii, 15 pages : figures, photographs

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Babcock & Wilcox Company June 2, 1961.

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The development of swaging and vibratory compaction process for fabrication of clad UO2 fuel rods is described. The cost is less than 50% of that for an equivalent core fabricated from pellets. The irradiation testing of vibratory filled and swaged UO2 rods is reported for burn-ups from 2,000 to 12,000 Mwd/t UO2; the results indicate that the rods are capable of excellent performance power reactors.

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ii, 15 pages : figures, photographs

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The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Atomic Energy Division, 1201 Kemper Street, Lynchburg, Virginia.

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  • Report No.: BAW-156
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1202027
  • SuDoc Number: Y3.At 7:22/BAW-156
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Babcock & Wilcox Company. Development and Testing of Low Cost Fuel Elements for Power Reactor Service, report, June 2, 1961; Lynchburg, Virginia. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1202027/: accessed May 21, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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