:N. Baghdasaryan & T. Kozlowski
The pressure buildup in the buffer layer of TRISO fuel particles is one of the most important factors influencing the mechanical behavior of the fuel. The pressure inside the particles is a driving force for many other phenomena (such as kernel migration, chemical attack of SiC layer, mechanical degradation, etc), therefore even small changes in pressure value could later have a critical impact on the fuel performance. Read Full Paper
The work was supported by the NCBR project “New Reactor Concepts and Safety Analyses for the Polish Nuclear Energy Program”, POWR.03.02.00-00-I005/17.