Volume increase analysis of production test 040

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This statistical analysis examines volume increase data from PTA-040. The purpose of this analysis is to compare four 1.25 enriched uranium core alloys (Standard, British, High Silicon, and Modified British), two heat treatments (Induction and Salt Bath), and the alloy-treatment interaction. The four core alloys were each processed using the two treatments and then canned as 5.540-in. AlSi fuel elements. Test pieces were charged in 16 tubes with 40 pieces per tube. The eight fuel types (4 alloys {times} 2 treatments) were arranged in a series of Latin squares in the test tubes to eliminate the effect of position and ... continued below

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Stein, R.C. September 5, 1967.

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  • Douglas United Nuclear, Inc.
    Publisher Info: Douglas United Nuclear, Inc., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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This statistical analysis examines volume increase data from PTA-040. The purpose of this analysis is to compare four 1.25 enriched uranium core alloys (Standard, British, High Silicon, and Modified British), two heat treatments (Induction and Salt Bath), and the alloy-treatment interaction. The four core alloys were each processed using the two treatments and then canned as 5.540-in. AlSi fuel elements. Test pieces were charged in 16 tubes with 40 pieces per tube. The eight fuel types (4 alloys {times} 2 treatments) were arranged in a series of Latin squares in the test tubes to eliminate the effect of position and tube. A comparison of volume increase was deemed worthwhile after analyzing PTA-040 with regard to fuel element distortion. Volume increases in the present analysis were calculated by H.D. Huber using OD and ID measurements taken at C-Basin with consideration for can wall corrosion and geometric distortion. these volume increase calculations were not completely substantiated, since a thorough check with water displacement measurements at the Radiometallurgical Laboratory was not possible. Despite this fact, the present analysis was continued since a good correlation between the volume increase calculations and element exposure was observed.

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  • Other: DE95007416
  • Report No.: DUN--3053
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/28371 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 28371
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671274

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Stein, R.C. Volume increase analysis of production test 040, report, September 5, 1967; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671274/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.