OAK B202 Efforts are in process with GA Contracts and DOE-ID Contracts to set up a new I-NERI contract for CY-2004 and beyond for this test. A decision has not yet been made by DOE-ID concerning if this new contract can be sole-sourced to GA. Work continued on preparation for comparative nuclear analyses of cores containing coated particles with TRISO (IPyC/SiC/OPyC) coatings and TRIZO (IPyC/ZrC/OPyC) coatings. Comparison of the nuclear characteristics for 600 MW (th) cores using these two fuels will determine the impact on the core nuclear design of using coated particles where ZrC has been substituted for the SiC layer in TRISO coatings and set an upper bound for the other fuel particle designs where ZrC is used.
Date: September 1, 2003
Creator: Shenoy, A. S.
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