PERFORMANCE OF HE-BONDED LMFBR CARBIDE FUELS AT THE BEGINNING OF LIFE AND CONSEQUENCES FOR THEIR SUBSEQUENT BEHAVIOUR
The specifications of He-bonded carbide and nitride pellet fuels under current fuel cycle considerations have been discussed several times during recent years. First irradiation experiments with such fuels have been performed in order to study their performance at the beginning of life. The results of the low burn-up experiments CARRO and CARLO (carbide fuels) will be presented. Based on the experience at low burn-up the performance of this fuel type later in life will be discussed. Calculations with a simple empirical model for the swelling of MS-type fuels will be used to support the discussion.
Bibliographic Reference: TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED FUEL FOR FAST BREEDER REACTORS, WIEN, NOV. 3-5, 1987, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33801 E
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Record Number: 1989126069300 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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