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Analysis of the effect of transverse power distribution in an involute fuel plate with and without oxide film formation.

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Existing thermal hydraulics computer codes can account for variations in power and temperature in the axial and thickness directions but variations across the width of the plate cannot be accounted for. In the case of fuel plates in an annular core this can lead to significant errors which are accentuated by the presence of an oxide layer that builds up on the aluminum cladding with burnup. This paper uses a three dimensional SINDA model to account for the transverse variations in power. The effect of oxide thickness on these differences is studied in detail. Power distribution and fuel conductivity are ... continued below

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Smith, R. S. October 27, 1998.

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Existing thermal hydraulics computer codes can account for variations in power and temperature in the axial and thickness directions but variations across the width of the plate cannot be accounted for. In the case of fuel plates in an annular core this can lead to significant errors which are accentuated by the presence of an oxide layer that builds up on the aluminum cladding with burnup. This paper uses a three dimensional SINDA model to account for the transverse variations in power. The effect of oxide thickness on these differences is studied in detail. Power distribution and fuel conductivity are also considered. The lower temperatures predicted with the SINDA model result in a greater margin to clad and fuel damage.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011060

Medium: P; Size: 11 pages

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  • 21st International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, Sao Paulo (BR), 10/18/1998--10/23/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP-97493
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11060
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Smith, R. S. Analysis of the effect of transverse power distribution in an involute fuel plate with and without oxide film formation., article, October 27, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626268/: accessed January 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.