Optimization of radially heterogeneous 1000-MW(e) LMFBR core configurations. Appendixes A and B. Research project 620-25

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A parameter study was conducted to determine the interrelated effects of: loosely or tightly coupled fuel regions separated by internal blanket assemblies, number of fuel regions, core height, number and arrangement of internal blanket subassemblies, number and size of fuel pins in a subassembly, etc. The effects of these parameters on sodium void reactivity, Doppler, incoherence, breeding gain, and thermohydraulics were of prime interest. Trends were established and ground work laid for optimization of a large, radially-heterogeneous, LMFBR core that will have low energetics in an HCDA and will have good thermal and breeding performance.

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Barthold, W.P.; Orechwa, Y.; Su, S.F.; Hutter, E.; Batch, R.V.; Beitel, J.C. et al. November 1, 1979.

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A parameter study was conducted to determine the interrelated effects of: loosely or tightly coupled fuel regions separated by internal blanket assemblies, number of fuel regions, core height, number and arrangement of internal blanket subassemblies, number and size of fuel pins in a subassembly, etc. The effects of these parameters on sodium void reactivity, Doppler, incoherence, breeding gain, and thermohydraulics were of prime interest. Trends were established and ground work laid for optimization of a large, radially-heterogeneous, LMFBR core that will have low energetics in an HCDA and will have good thermal and breeding performance.

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  • Report No.: EPRI-NP-1000(Vol.2)
  • Grant Number: W-31-09-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/5671539 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1087458

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Barthold, W.P.; Orechwa, Y.; Su, S.F.; Hutter, E.; Batch, R.V.; Beitel, J.C. et al. Optimization of radially heterogeneous 1000-MW(e) LMFBR core configurations. Appendixes A and B. Research project 620-25, report, November 1, 1979; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1087458/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.