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1996 International RERTR Meeting

FABRICATION DEVELOPMENT OF PLATE FUELS
FOR INDIAN RESEARCH REACTORS

G.J. Prasad, K.N. Mahule, J.K. Ghosh, C. Ganguly,
D.S.C. Purushotbam and M.S. Ramakumar

N.F. & A.M. Group
Bhabba Atomic Research Centre
Mumbai-400 085 India
C.G.C.R.I., Calcutta - 700032, India

ABSTRACT

Fabrication aspects of research reactor plate fuels in the light of past experience and the future requirements covering Al clad, Al-U & Al-Pu (HEU type) and Al-Mg clad, Al-U3Si2 & Al-U-Zr (with higher uranium density, LEU type) are brought out. The powder metallurgy route is involved in the fabrication of the Al-U3Si2 fuel. The ingot metallurgy route is involved in the fabrication of alloy fuels for both HEU and LEU types. In all these cases picture-frame technique is utilized for the roll-bonding of the clad components. Only mini-plates have been prepared in case of the LEU type fuels.


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