Behavior of vibrationally compacted mixed fuel in BN-800

Sergei Lemehov, Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Marc Verwerft

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    The modified computer code MACROS was used to study the behavior of fuel elements with vibrationally compacted mixed fuel under irradiation in BN-800. Verification calculations were performed for fuel elements irradiated in BN-600 under close to nominal conditions. Attention was focused mainly on the factors playing an important role in their serviceability: swelling, creep, corrosion behavior of cladding, temperature distribution, gas-release, and degree of structural reformation of the fuel core.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-275
    JournalAtomic Energy
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Feb 2012

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