Tru-Fueled Vhtrs for Applications Requiring an Extended Operation with Minimized Control and No Refueling
This paper presents an analysis of TRU-fueled VHTR systems focusing on applications requiring an extended operation with minimized control and no refueling (singlebatch mode). As an example of such applications, international deployment opportunities for grid-appropriate VHTR systems could be mentioned addressing demands for electricity, industrial heat and co-generation in those regions where minimized servicing is dcsirable for various reasons. The study performed for the hexagonal block core concept within the framework of the ongoing U.S. DOE NERI Project on utilization of higher actinides (TRUs and partitioned MAs) as a fuel component for extended-life VHTRs. The up-to-date analysis has shown reasonable reactivity swings, core life limits with respect to fast fluences and criticality.Copyright © 2008 by ASME.
P. V. Tsvetkov et al., "Tru-Fueled Vhtrs for Applications Requiring an Extended Operation with Minimized Control and No Refueling," Proceedings of the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/ICONE16-48334
16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE16 2008
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Extended Operation; Refueling; Transuranics; VHTR
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