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Irradiation Effects in the EGCR Fuel

Description: From foreword: "This is a documentation of the experiments performed and the data accumulated during the early period of the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor (EGCR) fuel element design."
Date: June 1965
Creator: Baumann, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Superheat Project Fabrication, Irradiation and Evaluation of Superheat Fuel Element SH-1 and SH-2

Description: The fabrication, irradiation and evaluation of the first two superheat fuel assemblies is described in detail. Experimental data indicate that, in general, the nuclear superheat fuel elements have performed satisfactorily under the testing conditions used. Certain problem areas which will influence future fuel element designs have been defined.
Date: April 7, 1960
Creator: Lees, E. A.; Boyle, R. F. & Spalaris, C. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Materials for Superheated Fuel Sheaths: Relative Performance of Alloys in Superheated Steam Environments

Description: From abstract: "Study of radiation effects upon the tensile properties of the alloys, corrosion behavior in the absence and presence of stress, effect of prolonged, high temperature exposures upon structure sensitive properties of the alloys, and physical metallurgical changes as a function of exposure in a superheat environment.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Comprelli, F. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roll Cladding Uranium-Zirconium and Uranium-Zirconium-Niobium Alloys with Zircaloy-2 for Plate-Type Fuel Elements

Description: From Abstract: "Investigations were made of alternate methods of bonding fuel shapes and the use of alternate core alloys in flat plates. Alternations and additions were made to development facilities needed to fabricate roll-clad plates for the EBWR core. Pilot production of EWBR-type plates proved that the plate cladding process could be adapted to production facilities."
Date: February 1958
Creator: Bean, C. H.; Macherey, R. E. & Lindgren, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Welding Plutonium-Containing Fuel Elements

Description: Report discussing the manual and automatic welding techniques for fuel elements containing plutonium with Zircaloy-2 aluminum, and stainless steel cladding, 0.013 to 0.0889 cm (0.005 to 0.350 in.) thick" (p. 3).
Date: June 1964
Creator: Lemon, L. C.; Ross, W. T. & Bailey, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swaged Metal Fiber-UO₂ Fuel Element: Final Report

Description: From introduction: The objectives of this program were to: study the variables of uranium dioxide, metal fibers and cladding material and determine the effects of swaging, develop thermal conductivity tests for small diameter rod-type elements, determine the thermal conductivity of various combinations of metal fibers and uranium dioxide, and select optimum combinations of the above variables to recommend for irradiation testing.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Kane, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Irradiated OMRE Fuel Elements First Core Loading

Description: Abstract: Irradiated fuel elements from the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment (OMRE) first core loading have been examined and evaluated to determine: (1) the stability of the floating plate fuel element design, (2) the stability of the stainless steel clad UO2 - stainless steel cermet core fuel plates under irradiation and exposure to the organic coolant, (3) the extent and nature of deposits on the fuel element services, and (4) the distribution of burnup in the fuel elements.
Date: March 1, 1960
Creator: Walter, J. H.; Leirich, J. F. & Calkins, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SRE Fuel Element Damage: An Interim Report

Description: Abstract: During the course of power run 14 on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) at low power, the temperature difference among various fuel channels was found to be undesirably high. Normal operating practices did not succeed in reducing this temperature difference to acceptable values and on July 26, 1959, the run was terminated.
Date: November 30, 1959
Creator: Jarrett, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

OMRE Fuel Plate Surface Temperature Measurement

Description: Abstract: Accurate measurement of OMRE fuel-element surface temperatures is important for evaluation of the performance of organic compound as moderator and coolant materials in nuclear reactors; a mixture of polyphenyls has been used in reactor operation to-date.
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Sudar, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Fabrication Procedures for Core B Fuel Elements for the Enrico Fermi Fast Breeder Reactor

Description: Report describing the "development procedures for fabricating the proposed Core B fuel element of the Enrico Fermi Fast Breeder Reactor" (p. 1). This includes a description of various components, reactor assembly, and reported conclusions. Appendices begin on page 57.
Date: 1964
Creator: Donnelly, R. G.; Thurber, W. C. & Slaughter, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post-Test Physical, Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis of SNAPTRAN-3 Fuel

Description: The fuel element damage which occurred during the SNAPTRAN-3 Destructive Test of a Snap 10A/2 reactor is described. Chemical analysis of the fuel indicated that approximately 15% of the hydrogen was released and that the core flux was higher toward the center both radially and axially. Metallurgical analysis of the fuel determined the presence of the epsilon, delta, and gamma phases in the grain structure and evidence of a possible alpha or beta phase.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Fletcher, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department