A Technique to Determine Billet Core Charge Weight for P/M Fuel Tubes

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The core length in an extruded tube depends on the weight of powder in the billet core. In the past, the amount of aluminum powder needed to give a specified core length was determined empirically. This report gives a technique for calculating the weight of aluminum powder for the P/M core. An equation has been derived which can be used to determine the amount of aluminum needed for P/M billet core charge weights. Good agreement was obtained when compared to Mark 22 tube extrusion data. From the calculated charge weight, the elastomeric bag can be designed and made to compact ... continued below

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Peacock, H.B. July 2, 2001.

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The core length in an extruded tube depends on the weight of powder in the billet core. In the past, the amount of aluminum powder needed to give a specified core length was determined empirically. This report gives a technique for calculating the weight of aluminum powder for the P/M core. An equation has been derived which can be used to determine the amount of aluminum needed for P/M billet core charge weights. Good agreement was obtained when compared to Mark 22 tube extrusion data. From the calculated charge weight, the elastomeric bag can be designed and made to compact the U3O8-Al core.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 2 Jul 2001

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  • Report No.: DPST-84-516
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • DOI: 10.2172/782825 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 782825
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc717693

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Peacock, H.B. A Technique to Determine Billet Core Charge Weight for P/M Fuel Tubes, report, July 2, 2001; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc717693/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.