Table 2

Specimens description and experimental and calculated results for load impact test.

Specimen name and type S1: Short 1
Fuel pellets + clad
L3: Long 3
Fuel pellets + clad
S2: Short 2
Fuel pellets + clad
L2: Long 2
Fuel pellets + clad
L1: Long 1
Fuel pellets + clad + plenum
Experimentally observed failure mode
S : Sound
F : failure
Shearing F S S S F
High order bending F S S
First order bending F S
Inelastic strain on the deformed shape Idem L3

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