Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1997 International RERTR Meeting
UNIFICATION of FUEL ELEMENTS for RESEARCH REACTORS
A. V. Vatulyn, Y. A. Stetskyi. I. V. Dobrikova
VNIINM, 123060, Moscow. Russia
To the purpose of fuel elements unification the possibility of rod fuel assembly (FA) using in the cores of research reactors have been considered in this paper. The calculation results of geometric, hydraulic and thermotechnical parameters of rod assembly are submitted. Several designs of finned square fuel element and fuel assembly are proposed on base of analysis of rod FA characteristics in compare of tube ones. The fuel elements specimens and the model assembly are manufactured. The developed designs are the basis for further optimization after neutron-physical calculations of cores.
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Dr. A. V. Vatulyn
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Moscow 123060, Russia