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 WJNST  Vol.3 No.2 , April 2013
Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Zr-ZrO2 Simulated Inert Matrix Nuclear Fuel Pellet
Abstract: For an evaluation of a thermal conductivity of Zr + 30 vol% ZrO2 simulated inert matrix nuclear fuel pellet, a simulated fuel pellet was fabricated using a hot-pressing method at 800°C in a vacuum and at a 20 MPa load. And several thermophysical properties of the simulated inert matrix fuel pellet were measured and calculated. The thermal diffusivity and linear thermal expansion as a function of temperature of the simulated fuel pellet were measured using a laser flash method and a dilatometry, respectively. Finally, based on the experimental data, the thermal conductivity of the simulated inert matrix fuel pellet was calculated and evaluated.
Cite this paper: D. Kim, Y. Rhee, J. Kim, J. Oh, K. Kim and J. Yang, "Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Zr-ZrO2 Simulated Inert Matrix Nuclear Fuel Pellet," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 46-50. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2013.32008.
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