Processes Going on in Nonfailed Rod During Normal Operation — Vol. I
With increased burnup, processes going on inside a nonfailed fuel rod decrease pellet density, lower the fuel melting temperature and thermal conductivity, increase the fission gas release. Also, a high burnup structure is formed at pellet average burnups in excess of about 50 MWd/kgU This volume I of the report describes the processes going on inside a nonfailed fuel rod during normal operation. The associated volume II of the report describes the corresponding information during accident conditions (RIA and LOCA).