Accession Number : AD0775242

Title :   Some Considerations of the Melting of Reactor Fuel Plates and Rods.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Lahoud,Antoine ; Boley,Bruno A.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A preliminary analysis is presented of the gross melting of fuel plates and rods. Estimates are obtained of the extent of melting and of the rapidity with which it occurs. Analytical short-time solutions are obtained by the embedding technique. The effect of density changes are investigated. Approximate analytical long-time solutions are constructed, and the results are presented in a series of graphs. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reactor fuel plates, *Reactor fuel rods, *Melting, Reactor fuel elements, Conduction(Heat transfer), Partial differential equations, Numerical integration, Reactor safety systems

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE