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1. (WO2016053609) NUCLEAR FUEL ELEMENT CORRUGATED PLENUM HOLDDOWN DEVICE
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Pub. No.: WO/2016/053609 International Application No.: PCT/US2015/050085
Publication Date: 07.04.2016 International Filing Date: 15.09.2015
IPC:
G21C 3/30 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
21
NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
C
NUCLEAR REACTORS
3
Reactor fuel elements or their assemblies; Selection of substances for use as reactor fuel elements
30
Assemblies of a number of fuel elements in the form of a rigid unit
Applicants: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC[US/US]; 1000 Westinghouse Drive Suite 141 Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066, US
Inventors: CHOI, Joonhyung; US
XU, Peng; US
Agent: SPADACENE, Joseph C.; US
Priority Data:
14/503,44301.10.2014US
Title (EN) NUCLEAR FUEL ELEMENT CORRUGATED PLENUM HOLDDOWN DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF ONDULE DE FIXATION DE CHAMBRE DE TRANQUILLISATION D'ELEMENT DE COMBUSTIBLE NUCLEAIRE
Abstract:
(EN) A fuel rod having a gas plenum holddown device that occupies less volume than a conventional spiral spring and is formed from a bellows-like, resilient tubular member having a hollow interior volume open to the gas plenum and an exterior sheath formed from a plurality of alternating ridges and troughs stacked in tandem and interconnected.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une barre de combustible comportant un dispositif de fixation de chambre de tranquillisation qui occupe un moindre volume qu'un ressort hélicoïdal classique et est formé à partir d'un élément de forme tubulaire de type soufflet comprenant un volume intérieur creux ouvert sur la chambre de tranquillisation et une gaine extérieure formée à partir d'une pluralité d'arêtes et dépressions alternées superposées en tandem et interconnectées.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)