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fig020_Tube-in-Shell_Vib_Compacted_Bundle 

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Tube in Shell 

Description

Whilst all this development was going on a radical bundle design was tried. It was called the Tube-in Shell bundle. Instead of passing the heavy water coolant over and around the fuel, it was decided to try passing the cooling water through the fuel. This bundle was filled with vibratory compacted UO2 powder, thus it had relatively low Uranium density compared to the sintered pellets. It was all brazed in assembly which was very difficult. After two defects during irradiation the design was dropped from further development. It had a major weakness with respect to heat transfer, the coolant tubes had excellent heat removal but the eccentric outer annulus was very poor.

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AECL 

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37000 Fuel 

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Source

Ron Page, email 2001.08.19 to WJG

Picture Size

1386 x 750 
Content Type: Picture
Created at 2/3/2012 3:21 PM  by Mersedeh Safa 
Last modified at 2/3/2012 10:57 PM  by Mersedeh Safa