Review of Fuel Element Developments for Water Cooled Nuclear Power Reactors

Technical Reports Series No. 299

Subject Classification: 0802-Fuel fabrication and performance

English STI/DOC/010/299; (ISBN:92-0-155389-7); € 29.00; Date Published: 1989

Improvements in water reactor fuel technology and utilization are of great importance in achieving better reactor operational safety and economics. This report is intended to provide general information on the progress made in water reactor fuel design, fabrication and utilization, as well as on current and future developments. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The nuclear fuel cycle; 3. Fuel and fuel element fabrication; 4. Quality control; 5. Fuel element design and performance; 6. Major developments and water reactor fuel performance experience in selected countries; 7. Fuel management: Incentives to improve fuel utilization; 8. Conclusions.

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