Masters Theses

Abstract

"In a nuclear reactor design, every moving part in a system is considered a failure point. In this study, a proposal is made for designing a nuclear reactor that has no moving parts by coupling an accelerator driven core (removing control system moving parts) to a magnetohydrodynamic generator (removing power generation moving parts) using mercury coolant (removing pumping system moving parts). Further safety is realized by using a subcritical core, where the core is never able to sustain a chain reaction on its own, obviating many safety systems. The design is verified with a Monte Carlo simulation "--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Liu, Xin (Mining & Nuclear Engr)

Committee Member(s)

Alajo, Ayodeji Babatunde
Schlegel, Joshua P.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Pagination

vii, 28 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 25-27).

Rights

© 2016 Jonathan Mark Schattke, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nuclear reactors
Magnetohydrodynamic generators
Nuclear power plants -- Design

Thesis Number

T 10892

Electronic OCLC #

952599558

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