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COURSE OF PIN FUEL TEST IN WWR-M REACTOR CORE


A.S. Zakharov, G.A. Kirsanov, K.A. Konoplev
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute RAS, Gatchina, Leningrad district, 188300, Russia
 


ABSTRACT
 

Pin type fuel element (FE) of square form with twisted ribs was developed in VNIINM as an alternative for tube type FE of research reactors. Two variants of full-scale fuel assemblies (FA) are under test in the core of PNPI WWR-M reactor. One FA contains FE with UO2 LEU and other UMo LEU. Both types of FE have an aluminum matrix. Results of the first stages of the test are presented.


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