04427624 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 9 patents.

A composite nozzle for a fuel assembly adapted for installation on the upper or lower end thereof and which is constructed from two components. The first component includes a casting weldment or forging designed to carry handling loads, support fuel assembly weight and flow loads, and interface with structural members of both the fuel assembly and reactor internal structures. The second component of the nozzle consists of a thin stamped bore machine flow plate adapted for attachment to the casting body. The plate is designed to prevent fuel rods from being ejected from the core and provide orifices for coolant flow to a predetermined value and pressure drop which is consistent with the flow at other locations in the core.

Title
Composite nozzle design for reactor fuel assembly
Application Number
6/239787
Publication Number
4427624
Application Date
March 2, 1981
Publication Date
January 24, 1984
Inventor
David K Allison
N. Huntingdon Township, Irwin County
PA, US
George R Marlatt
Monroeville
PA, US
Agent
Z L Dermer
D E Erickson
Assignee
Westinghouse Electric
PA, US
IPC
G21C 1/04
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