UPDATE ON MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF MONOLITHIC FUEL PLATES

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Results on the relative bond strength of the fuel-clad interface in monolithic fuel plates have been presented at previous RRFM conferences. An understanding of mechanical properties of the fuel, cladding, and fuel / cladding interface has been identified as an important area of investigation and quantification for qualification of monolithic fuel forms. Significant progress has been made in the area of mechanical analysis of the monolithic fuel plates, including mechanical property determination of fuel foils, cladding processed by both hot isostatic pressing and friction bonding, and the fuel-clad composite. In addition, mechanical analysis of fabrication induced residual stress has been ... continued below

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Burkes, D. E.; Rice, F. J.; Jue, J.-F. & Hallinan, N. P. March 1, 2008.

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Results on the relative bond strength of the fuel-clad interface in monolithic fuel plates have been presented at previous RRFM conferences. An understanding of mechanical properties of the fuel, cladding, and fuel / cladding interface has been identified as an important area of investigation and quantification for qualification of monolithic fuel forms. Significant progress has been made in the area of mechanical analysis of the monolithic fuel plates, including mechanical property determination of fuel foils, cladding processed by both hot isostatic pressing and friction bonding, and the fuel-clad composite. In addition, mechanical analysis of fabrication induced residual stress has been initiated, along with a study to address how such stress can be relieved prior to irradiation. Results of destructive examinations and mechanical tests are presented along with analysis and supporting conclusions. A brief discussion of alternative non-destructive evaluation techniques to quantify not only bond quality, but also bond integrity and strength, will also be provided. These are all necessary steps to link out-of-pile observations as a function of fabrication with in-pile behaviours.

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  • 12th annual topical meeting on Research Reactor Fuel Management (RRFM) ,Hamburg, Germany,03/02/2008,03/05/2008

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  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc901099

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Burkes, D. E.; Rice, F. J.; Jue, J.-F. & Hallinan, N. P. UPDATE ON MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF MONOLITHIC FUEL PLATES, article, March 1, 2008; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc901099/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.