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Atomic Energy

, Volume 125, Issue 3, pp 185–193 | Cite as

Corrosion Damage and Mechanical Properties of BR-10 Reactor Fuel-Rod Cladding with Mononitride Uranium Fuel

  • S. I. Porollo
  • S. N. Ivanov
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The results of investigations of the corrosion damage and short-time mechanical properties of the fuel-rod cladding and standard and experimental fuel assemblies of the BR-10 reactor with uranium mononitride fuel are presented. It is shown that after irradiation the corrosion depth in the fuel rods of the BR-10 reactor reached 75 μm for the standard and 180 μm for the experimental FA. Degradation of the mechanical properties of fuel-rod cladding also occurred. The corrosion and degradation of the mechanical properties of the cladding of BR-10 reactor fuel rods should be attributed primarily to the high level of impurities in the initial fuel.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Porollo
    • 1
  • S. N. Ivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.State Science Center of the Russian Federation – Leipunskii Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE)ObninskRussia

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