The fuel rods in the pressurized water reactor are continuously supported by a spring system called a spacer grid (SG), which is one of the main structural components for the fuel rod cluster (fuel assembly). The fuel rods have a vibration behavior within the reactor due to coolant flow. Since the vibration, which is called flow-induced vibration, can wear away the surface of the fuel rod, it is important to understand its vibration characteristics. In this paper, a modal testing and a finite element (FE) ana…
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