Coupled reactor physics and coolant dynamics of heavy liquid metal coolant systems.

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Cooling of advanced nuclear designs with heavy liquid metals such as lead or lead-bismuth eutectic offers the potential for plant simplifications and higher operating efficiencies compared to previously considered liquid metal coolants such as sodium or NaK. Such applications would however also introduce additional safety concerns and design challenges, therefore necessitating a verifiable computational tool for transient design-basis analysis of heavy liquid metal coolant (HLMC) systems. This capability would enable analysts to compare operational and safety characteristics of design alternatives, and to evaluate relative performance advantages with a consistent, deterministic measure.

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Cahalan, J. E.; Dunn, F. E. & Taiwo, T. A. July 15, 1999.

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Cooling of advanced nuclear designs with heavy liquid metals such as lead or lead-bismuth eutectic offers the potential for plant simplifications and higher operating efficiencies compared to previously considered liquid metal coolants such as sodium or NaK. Such applications would however also introduce additional safety concerns and design challenges, therefore necessitating a verifiable computational tool for transient design-basis analysis of heavy liquid metal coolant (HLMC) systems. This capability would enable analysts to compare operational and safety characteristics of design alternatives, and to evaluate relative performance advantages with a consistent, deterministic measure.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011892

Medium: P; Size: 7 pages

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  • American Nuclear Society 1999 Winter Meeting, Long Beach, CA (US), 11/14/1999--11/18/1999

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Cahalan, J. E.; Dunn, F. E. & Taiwo, T. A. Coupled reactor physics and coolant dynamics of heavy liquid metal coolant systems., article, July 15, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623917/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.