Fabrication des barres de controle pour le reacteur BR2 par la technique de cofilage

H. Massaux

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The control rods of the Belgian reactor BR2 are cadmium tubes clad inside and outside with aluminium. These tubes have been experimentally fabricated by co-extrusion. It has been found possible, in a single operation, to obtain the finished aluminium element with a slightly alloyed cadmium centre ; the thickness varies by a maximum of 8 %, and the end irregularities are very short. This method also gives a very close contact between the centre and the cladding and provides an extremely
rigid tube.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Nov 1963
Externally publishedYes

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NameSCK CEN Reports
PublisherSCK CEN

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