This work presents a numerical model for a fully-flexible CANDU fuel bundle to predict the vibration response due to turbulence excitation. The model includes 37 fuel elements and two endplates. The contact between system components such as fuel-to-fuel and fuel-to-pressure tube is modeled using the single point contact method (SPC). A range of flow velocities was examined, and the associated impact forces and work rates were calculated. In addition, the stresses on the endplates due to vibration of the fuel elements were predicted.

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