"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.
Liu, Xin (Mining & Nuclear Engr)
Alajo, Ayodeji Babatunde
Schlegel, Joshua P.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
vii, 28 pages
© 2016 Jonathan Mark Schattke, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Nuclear power plants -- Design
Electronic OCLC #
Schattke, Jonathan Mark, "A feasibility study of a nuclear power plant with no moving parts" (2016). Masters Theses. 7522.