Description: Fuel storage rack criticality calculations have been performed for a set of 8 x 8 BWR k/sub infinity/-equivalent fuel bundles. The results of these calculations indicate that the storage rack multiplication factor is not determined solely by the k/sub infinity/'s of the individual fuel assemblies, but is also sensitive to the local power, and underlying enrichment, burnable poison, water hole and burnup distributions. Furthermore, in order to insure a true conservative upper bound on the storage rack multiplication factor, reference assemblies with the most centrally peaked power distributions should be selected. 2 refs., 1 fig.
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Todosow, M. & Carew, J.F.
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