Optimizing a three-element core design for the Advanced Neutron Source Reactor

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Source of neutrons in the proposed Advanced Neutron Source facility is a multipurpose research reactor providing 5-10 times the flux, for neutron beams, of the best existing facilities. Baseline design for the reactor core, based on the ``no new inventions`` rule, was an assembly of two annular fuel elements similar to those used in the Oak Ridge and Grenoble high flux reactors, containing highly enriched U silicide particles. DOE commissioned a study of the use of medium- or low-enriched U; a three-element core design was studied as a means to provide extra volume to accommodate the additional U compound required ... continued below

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West, C.D. December 31, 1995.

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Source of neutrons in the proposed Advanced Neutron Source facility is a multipurpose research reactor providing 5-10 times the flux, for neutron beams, of the best existing facilities. Baseline design for the reactor core, based on the ``no new inventions`` rule, was an assembly of two annular fuel elements similar to those used in the Oak Ridge and Grenoble high flux reactors, containing highly enriched U silicide particles. DOE commissioned a study of the use of medium- or low-enriched U; a three-element core design was studied as a means to provide extra volume to accommodate the additional U compound required when the fissionable {sup 235}U has to be diluted with {sup 238}U to reduce the enrichment. This paper describes the design and optimization of that three-element core.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008581

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  • Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Philadelphia, PA (United States), 25-29 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE96008581
  • Report No.: CONF-950601--29
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 217729
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666209

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West, C.D. Optimizing a three-element core design for the Advanced Neutron Source Reactor, article, December 31, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666209/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.