Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
Design and Status of RERTR Irradiation Tests in the Advanced Test Reactor
D. M. Wachs, R. G.
Ambrosek, G. S. Chang, M. K. Meyer
Idaho National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1625, Scoville, ID 83415-6188 , USA
Irradiation testing of U-Mo based fuels is the central component of the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program fuel qualification plan. Several RERTR tests have recently been completed or are planned for irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID. Four mini-plate experiments in various stages of completion are described in detail, including the irradiation test design, objectives, and irradiation conditions. Observations made during and after the in-reactor RERTR-7A experiment breach are summarized. The irradiation experiment design and planned irradiation conditions for full-size plate test are described. Progress toward element testing will be reviewed.
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of RERTR Irradiation Tests in the Advanced Test
Reactor, D. M. Wachs et al.
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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas
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