Analysis of three idealized reactor configurations: plate, pin, and homogeneous. [LMFBR]

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Detailed Monte Carlo calculations have been performed for three distinct configurations of an idealized fast critical assembly. This idealized assembly was based on the LMFBR benchmark critical assembly ZPR-6/7. In the first configuration, the entire core was loaded with the plate unit cell of ZPR-6/7. In the second configuration, the entire core was loaded with the ZPR sodium-filled pin calandria. The actual ZPR pin calandria are loaded with mixed (U,Pu) oxide pins which closely match the composition of the ZPR-6/7 plate unit cell. For the present study, slight adjustments were made in the atom concentrations and the length of the ... continued below

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McKnight, R.D. January 1, 1983.

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Detailed Monte Carlo calculations have been performed for three distinct configurations of an idealized fast critical assembly. This idealized assembly was based on the LMFBR benchmark critical assembly ZPR-6/7. In the first configuration, the entire core was loaded with the plate unit cell of ZPR-6/7. In the second configuration, the entire core was loaded with the ZPR sodium-filled pin calandria. The actual ZPR pin calandria are loaded with mixed (U,Pu) oxide pins which closely match the composition of the ZPR-6/7 plate unit cell. For the present study, slight adjustments were made in the atom concentrations and the length of the pin calandria in order to make the core boundaries and average composition for the pin-cell configuration identical to those of the plate-cell configuration. In the third configuration, the core was homogeneous, again with identical core boundaries and average composition as the plate and pin configurations.

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  • American Nuclear Society winter meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 30 Oct 1983

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  • Other: DE83014713
  • Report No.: CONF-831047-26
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5702357
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1094128

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McKnight, R.D. Analysis of three idealized reactor configurations: plate, pin, and homogeneous. [LMFBR], article, January 1, 1983; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1094128/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.