Table 9: Estimated temperature of fresh and midburnup UO2-SiC fuel.

FuelFresh fuel temperature (K)Midburnup temperature (K)

UO220702306
UO2 + 10% SiC14641881
Difference (K)606425
Difference (%)29%18%

Does not account for changes in fuel-clad gap conductivity or in-pin flux depression.