Pellet-clad Interaction in Water Reactor Fuels

Seminar Proceedings, Aix-en-Provence, France, 9-11 March 2004

Nuclear Energy Agency

This report communicates the results of an international seminar which reviewed recent progress in the field of pellet-clad interaction in light water reactor fuels. It also draws a comprehensive picture of current understanding of relevant phenomena and their impact on the nuclear fuel rod, under the widest possible conditions. State-of-the-art knowledge is presented for both uranium-oxide and mixed-oxide fuels.