High pressure, low temperature end bonding of HDS fuel. Interim report

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A solid-state diffusion bond is produced at the end bonding step of the Hot-Die-Size (HDS) process as the aluminum cladding is placed in intimate contact nickel-plated uranium core for a finite period of time at an elevated temperature. The combination of these required parameters of time, temperature, and intimate contact (pressure) may be varied within certain limits and still produce a quality diffusion bond. Through nondestructive and destructive testing, fuels end bonded at the higher pressure proved to be of equal quality to those produced under standard conditions. Bond testers indicated no significant difference between test and control fuels. This ... continued below

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Schweikhardt, G.M. January 10, 1967.

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

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A solid-state diffusion bond is produced at the end bonding step of the Hot-Die-Size (HDS) process as the aluminum cladding is placed in intimate contact nickel-plated uranium core for a finite period of time at an elevated temperature. The combination of these required parameters of time, temperature, and intimate contact (pressure) may be varied within certain limits and still produce a quality diffusion bond. Through nondestructive and destructive testing, fuels end bonded at the higher pressure proved to be of equal quality to those produced under standard conditions. Bond testers indicated no significant difference between test and control fuels. This was verified with bond strengths that were equivalent to those of control fuels. Metallographic data also confirmed the formation of a thinner, apparently more uniform, bond on the test fuels than on the controls. X-ray data that defined the longitudinal growth showed no significant difference between test and control fuels. The objective of the testing covered in this document was to reduce the end-bonding cycle time on the four-station prototype end bonder.

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OSTI as DE95006538

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  • Other Information: PBD: 10 Jan 1967

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  • Other: DE95006538
  • Report No.: DUN--1878
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/34457 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 34457
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675186

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Schweikhardt, G.M. High pressure, low temperature end bonding of HDS fuel. Interim report, report, January 10, 1967; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675186/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.