MECHANISMS DETERMINING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HE BONDED CARBIDE FUELS
The relevant in-pile properties of carbide fuels result from the fabrication conditions and the related fuel composition and structure. Together with the pin design and the operation parameters, these properties determine the in-pile performance of He-bonded fuels. In order to obtain a simple but realistic description of this in-pile performance the essential mechanisms have to be schematized to a certain degree. This leads for a He bonded pin to three burn-up periods in each of which distinct mechanisms play the leading role. A summary of these mechanisms and their interrelations is given for pin designs and operation conditions which are of present interest.
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABLE FUELS FOR LIQUID METAL REACTORS, TUCSON, ARIZONA (USA), SEPT. 7-11, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32863 ORA
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Record Number: 1989125029900 / Last updated on: 1987-03-01
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