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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
2000 International RERTR Meeting

Preparation for in-pile tests
of a LEU new type fuel element

A. Vatulin, Y. Stetsky, I. Dobrikova
State Scientific Center All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM)
123060 Moscow, Russia


E. Ryazantsev, P. Egorenkov, V. NasSonov
Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”
123060 Moscow, Russia


The irradiation tests in the core of the IR-8 reactor (RRC “Kurchatov Institute”) are planned for checking and confirmation of serviceability of a new rod type fuel element intended for using in the research reactors. The experimental fuel assembly (EFA) design has been developed. It allows to test a fuel element bundle under the conditions close to those which will take place during operation of the rod type fuel elements in the full-scale IRT-MR type FA. The neutron-physical, thermal hydraulic and stress-strain calculations substantiating the operation safety and representativeness of EFA tests are presented in the report.

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Dr. Alexander Vatulin
Director of Department
Bochvar Institute VNIINM
Rogov St. 5a
123060 Moscow, Russia

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