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Title: Neutronics, Steady-State, and Transient Analyses for the Kazakhstan VVR-K Reactor with LEU Fuel

Abstract

Calculations have been performed for steady state and postulated transients in the VVRK reactor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Alatau, Kazakhstan. These calculations have been performed at the request of staff of the INP who have performed similar calculations. Calculations were performed for the fresh low-enriched uranium (LEU) core and for four subsequent cores as beryllium is added as a radial reflector to maintain criticality during the first 15 cycles of operation. The calculations include neutronics parameters, steady-state power and temperature distributions, and response to transients. These calculations have been performed independently from those being performed by INP and serve as one step in the verification process.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) - Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation - Office of Material Management and Minimization (NA-23) Reactor Conversion Program
OSTI Identifier:
1351289
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2015 RERTR International Meeting - 36th International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, 10/11/15 - 10/14/15, Seoul, KR
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hanan, N.A., and Garner, P.L. Neutronics, Steady-State, and Transient Analyses for the Kazakhstan VVR-K Reactor with LEU Fuel. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Hanan, N.A., & Garner, P.L. Neutronics, Steady-State, and Transient Analyses for the Kazakhstan VVR-K Reactor with LEU Fuel. United States.
Hanan, N.A., and Garner, P.L. Thu . "Neutronics, Steady-State, and Transient Analyses for the Kazakhstan VVR-K Reactor with LEU Fuel". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351289.
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abstractNote = {Calculations have been performed for steady state and postulated transients in the VVRK reactor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Alatau, Kazakhstan. These calculations have been performed at the request of staff of the INP who have performed similar calculations. Calculations were performed for the fresh low-enriched uranium (LEU) core and for four subsequent cores as beryllium is added as a radial reflector to maintain criticality during the first 15 cycles of operation. The calculations include neutronics parameters, steady-state power and temperature distributions, and response to transients. These calculations have been performed independently from those being performed by INP and serve as one step in the verification process.},
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year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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