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Thermal Characterization of Restructured Fuel

Aaron J. Friedland

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 50 / Number 1 / January 1973 / Pages 85-87

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Three-region restructured fuel, with given thermal characteristics, may be represented by an effective conductivity integral function Y(T). For any fuel surface temperature Ts and linear heat generation rate q, the maximum fuel temperature Tv is found from the relation Yv - Ys = q. Region radii and molten fuel fraction appear in the groups qR2/R and qF as functions of Yv - Ye.

 
 
 
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