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A debris filter bottom nozzle of a nuclear fuel assembly is spaced below the lowermost grid, supports the guide thimbles, and is adapted to allow flow of liquid coolant into the fuel assembly. The debris filter bottom nozzle includes an enclosure defining a coolant flow chamber therethrough, and an upper transverse nozzle structure composed of a consolidated array of elongated cylindrical sections disposed across the chamber of the enclosure in side-by-side relation to one another, extending axially in the direction of coolant flow through the chamber, rigidly connected together and to the enclosure, and having tubular cross-sectional configurations defining passages for the coolant flow through the chamber.

Title
Enhanced debris filter bottom nozzle for a nuclear fuel assembly
Application Number
7/410574
Publication Number
5024806
Application Date
September 21, 1989
Publication Date
June 18, 1991
Inventor
John S Kerrey
Columbia
SC, US
Joseph V Cioffi
Columbia
SC, US
Assignee
Westinghouse Electric
PA, US
IPC
G21C 19/00
G21C 15/00
G21C 3/04
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