SSiC HOLLOW BODIES: CAPSULE & COMPACT

Industrial manufacturing technologies for small cylindrical elements such as capsules or compacts have been developed and are readily available.

  • Capsules and compacts are foreseen as basic components in assembled fuel elements for water cooled reactors.
  • Compacts are also the standard geometry for block fuel elements of HTR.

Fuel can be used in form of TRISO coated particles in an appropriate moderator matrix or as UO2 pellets.