Fuel rod


Geometrical form in which nuclear fuel surrounded by cladding material is inserted into a reactor. Several fuel rods are normally compiled into a fuel element. In the Krümmel Nuclear Power Plant with a boiling water reactor, 72 fuel rods form a fuel element, in the pressurized water reactor of the Emsland Nuclear Power Plant a fuel element contains 300 fuel rods.

Fuel rod
Fuel rod







ENS conferences


Topfuel 2015

TopFuel 2015
13-17 Sept. 2015
Zurich, Switzerl.