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A hybrid fuel assembly for use in nuclear fuel reactors, such as a large pressurized water reactor, including a fuel assembly having a matrix of fuel rods of different sizes, wherein fuel rods of a first large size are disposed in island arrays which are located within the matrix of fuel rods of the second small size in the vicinity of the control rod guide tubes of the assembly, such that retention of the control rods normally associated with a reactor fuel assembly employing fuel rods only of the first size is possible while still allowing for the maximum linear heat generation rate (LHGR) for the larger first size rods to be reduced to the LHGR normal for the second smaller size fuel rods or lower.

Title
Hybrid nuclear fuel assembly with reduced linear heat generation rates
Application Number
5/573864
Publication Number
4059484
Application Date
May 2, 1975
Publication Date
November 22, 1977
Inventor
George A Sofer
Richland
WA, US
Lamar P Bupp
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Ronald D Hantman
F Donald Paris
Assignee
Exxon Nuclear Company
WA, US
IPC
G21C 3/30
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