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Effect of a coolant temperature jump on a clad fuel rod

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An analytic expression is derived for the time dependence of the temperature distribution in cylindrical clad fuel elements. The transient state results from a jump in the coolant temperature.

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Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 514–521, March, 1980.

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Lorenzini, E., Spiga, M. Effect of a coolant temperature jump on a clad fuel rod. Journal of Engineering Physics 38, 306–311 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00861050

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  • Statistical Physic
  • Temperature Distribution
  • Time Dependence
  • Fuel Element
  • Coolant Temperature