Characterization of spent EBR-II driver fuel.

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Operations and material control and accountancy requirements for the Fuel Conditioning Facility demand accurate prediction of the mass flow of spent EBR-II driver fuel into the facility. This requires validated calculational tools that can predict the burnup and isotopic distribution in irradiated Zr-alloy fueled driver assemblies. Detailed core-follow depletion calculations have been performed for an extensive series of EBR-II runs to produce a database of material inventories for the spent fuel to be processed. As this fuel is processed, comparison of calculated values with measured data obtained from samples of this fuel is producing a growing set of validation data. ... continued below

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McKnight, R. D. May 4, 1998.

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Operations and material control and accountancy requirements for the Fuel Conditioning Facility demand accurate prediction of the mass flow of spent EBR-II driver fuel into the facility. This requires validated calculational tools that can predict the burnup and isotopic distribution in irradiated Zr-alloy fueled driver assemblies. Detailed core-follow depletion calculations have been performed for an extensive series of EBR-II runs to produce a database of material inventories for the spent fuel to be processed. As this fuel is processed, comparison of calculated values with measured data obtained from samples of this fuel is producing a growing set of validation data. A more extensive set of samples and measurements from the initial processing of irradiated driver fuel has produced valuable estimates of the biases and uncertainties in both the measured and calculated values. Results of these comparisons are presented herein and indicate the calculated values adequately predict the mass flows.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010762

Medium: P; Size: 11 pages

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  • American Nuclear Society 3rd Topical Meeting DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Material Management, Charleston, SC (US), 09/08/1998--09/11/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/RA/CP-96362
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10762
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619153

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McKnight, R. D. Characterization of spent EBR-II driver fuel., article, May 4, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619153/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.