CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS

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The manufacture of fuel blanks used in the fabrication of fuel elements for the Argonne Low Power Reactor is described. The thin, plate-type elements contain a wrought aluminum-base core alloy with a nominal composition of 17.5 wt.% enriched uranium, 2.0 wt.% nickel, and 0.5 wt.% iron, clad with an aluminum-- nickel alloy. The fuel ele ments were fabricated by a picture-frame technique, employing elemental silicon bonding and followed by hot and cold rolling to size. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed. A description of the nondestructive testing method and an evaluation of ... continued below

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Salley, R.L. & Burt, W.R. Jr. December 1, 1959.

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The manufacture of fuel blanks used in the fabrication of fuel elements for the Argonne Low Power Reactor is described. The thin, plate-type elements contain a wrought aluminum-base core alloy with a nominal composition of 17.5 wt.% enriched uranium, 2.0 wt.% nickel, and 0.5 wt.% iron, clad with an aluminum-- nickel alloy. The fuel ele ments were fabricated by a picture-frame technique, employing elemental silicon bonding and followed by hot and cold rolling to size. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed. A description of the nondestructive testing method and an evaluation of the manufacturing processes are given. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60

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  • Report No.: ANL-5950
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/4192791 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876340

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Salley, R.L. & Burt, W.R. Jr. CASTING AND FABRICATION OF CORE MATERIAL FOR ARGONNE LOW POWER REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS, report, December 1, 1959; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876340/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.