Fuel Design Review Handbook (FDRH)

This Fuel Design Review Handbook intends to provide a guide to the items that have the greatest influence on fuel performance and prioritize the audits that are recommended. A review of all aspects of the fuel design is not feasible or necessary within the time constraints of the utility and the vendor. The objective is to do the most effective audit in the shortest time period. The Handbook provides the “what, why and how” for the audits by describing the design criteria, their influence on performance and the approach to reviewing the associated design features for the three distinct technical areas of nuclear, thermalhydraulic, and mechanical/materials design, each written by experts in their field. A guide for design tool verification is included as well as a guide to auditing the vendor design QA system.