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Fuels for Research and Test Reactors, Status Review: July 1982

Description: A thorough review is provided on nuclear fuels for steady-state thermal research and test reactors. The review was conducted to provide a documented data base in support of recent advances in research and test reactor fuel development, manufacture, and demonstration in response to current US policy on availability of enriched uranium. The review covers current fabrication practice, fabrication development efforts, irradiation performance, and properties affecting fuel utilization, including the… more
Date: December 1982
Creator: Stahl, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The DART Dispersion Analysis Research Tool: a Mechanistic Model for Predicting Fission-Product-Induced Swelling of Aluminum Dispersion Fuels : User's Guide for Mainframe, Workstation, and Personal Computer

Description: This report describes the primary physical models that form the basis of the DART mechanistic computer model for calculating fission-product-induced swelling of aluminum dispersion fuels; the calculated results are compared with test data. In addition, DART calculates irradiation-induced changes in the thermal conductivity of the dispersion fuel, as well as fuel restructuring due to aluminum fuel reaction, amorphization, and recrystallization. Input instructions for execution on mainframe, work… more
Date: August 1995
Creator: Rest, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Studies of Transient Effects in Fast Reactor Fuels

Description: An experimental program to evaluate the performance of FCR and EFCR fuel during transient operation is outlined, and the initial series of tests are described in some detail. Test results from five experiments in the TREAT reactor, using 1-in. OD SS-clad UO₂ fuel specimens, are compared with regard to fuel temperatures, mechanical integrity, and post-irradiation appearance. Incipient fuel pin failure limits for transients are identified with maximum fuel temperatures in the range of 7000 deg F.… more
Date: November 15, 1962
Creator: Field, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Irradiation Testing of Fuel for Core B of the Enrico Fermi Fast Breeder Reactor

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing irradiation testing of fast breeder reactors. As stated in the introduction, "it is the purpose of this report to describe the irradiation studies carried out in support of the Core B fuel element development program" (p. 3). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1964
Creator: Thurber, W. C.; McQuilkin, F. R.; Long, E. L., Jr. & Osborne, M. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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