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Title: Evaluation of B&W UO2/ThO2 VIII experimental core: criticality and thermal disadvantage factor analysis

Abstract

In the framework of the OECD/NEA International Reactor Physics Experiment (IRPHE) Project, an evaluation of core VIII of the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Spectral Shift Control Reactor (SSCR) critical experiment program was performed. The SSCR concept, moderated and cooled by a variable mixture of heavy and light water, envisaged changing of the thermal neutron spectrum during the operation to encourage breeding and to sustain the core criticality. Core VIII contained 2188 fuel rods with 93% enriched UO2-ThO2 fuel in a moderator mixture of heavy and light water. The criticality experiment and measurements of the thermal disadvantage factor were evaluated.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1349198
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-16-37848
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2016 ANS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 6/12/2016 - 6/16/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Criticality; MCNP; Thermal Disadvantage Factor; Thorium

Citation Formats

Carlo Parisi, and Emanuele Negrenti. Evaluation of B&W UO2/ThO2 VIII experimental core: criticality and thermal disadvantage factor analysis. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Carlo Parisi, & Emanuele Negrenti. Evaluation of B&W UO2/ThO2 VIII experimental core: criticality and thermal disadvantage factor analysis. United States.
Carlo Parisi, and Emanuele Negrenti. Wed . "Evaluation of B&W UO2/ThO2 VIII experimental core: criticality and thermal disadvantage factor analysis". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1349198.
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