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Title: Capabilities Development for Transient Testing of Advanced Nuclear Fuels at TREAT

Abstract

The TREAT facility is a unique capability at the Idaho National Laboratory currently being prepared for resumption of nuclear transient testing. Accordingly, designs for several transient irradiation tests are being pursued to enable development of advanced nuclear fuels and materials. In addition to the reactor itself, the foundation for TREAT’s capabilities also include a suite of irradiation vehicles and supporting infrastructure to provide the desired specimen boundary conditions while supporting a variety of instrumentation needs. The challenge of creating these vehicles, especially since many of the modern data needs were not historically addressed in TREAT experiment vehicles, has necessitated a sizeable engineering effort. This effort is currently underway and maturing rapidly. This paper summarizes the status, future plans, and rationale for TREAT experiment vehicle capabilities. Much of the current progress is focused around understanding and demonstrating the behavior of fuel design with enhanced accident tolerance in water-cooled reactors. Additionally, several related efforts are underway to facilitate transient testing in liquid sodium, inert gas, and steam environments. This paper discusses why such a variety of capabilities are needed, outlines plans to accomplish them, and describes the relationship between transient data needs and the irradiation hardware that will support the gathering ofmore » this information.« less

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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:
1358204
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-16-37608
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Top Fuel 2016, Boise, ID, September 11–16, 2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ATF; Transient; TREAT

Citation Formats

Woolstenhulme, N. E., Baker, C. C., Bess, J. D., Davis, C. B., Hill, C. M., Housley, G. K., Jensen, C. B., Jerred, N. D., O'Brien, R. C., Snow, S. D., and Wachs, D. M. Capabilities Development for Transient Testing of Advanced Nuclear Fuels at TREAT. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Woolstenhulme, N. E., Baker, C. C., Bess, J. D., Davis, C. B., Hill, C. M., Housley, G. K., Jensen, C. B., Jerred, N. D., O'Brien, R. C., Snow, S. D., & Wachs, D. M. Capabilities Development for Transient Testing of Advanced Nuclear Fuels at TREAT. United States.
Woolstenhulme, N. E., Baker, C. C., Bess, J. D., Davis, C. B., Hill, C. M., Housley, G. K., Jensen, C. B., Jerred, N. D., O'Brien, R. C., Snow, S. D., and Wachs, D. M. Thu . "Capabilities Development for Transient Testing of Advanced Nuclear Fuels at TREAT". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358204.
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title = {Capabilities Development for Transient Testing of Advanced Nuclear Fuels at TREAT},
author = {Woolstenhulme, N. E. and Baker, C. C. and Bess, J. D. and Davis, C. B. and Hill, C. M. and Housley, G. K. and Jensen, C. B. and Jerred, N. D. and O'Brien, R. C. and Snow, S. D. and Wachs, D. M.},
abstractNote = {The TREAT facility is a unique capability at the Idaho National Laboratory currently being prepared for resumption of nuclear transient testing. Accordingly, designs for several transient irradiation tests are being pursued to enable development of advanced nuclear fuels and materials. In addition to the reactor itself, the foundation for TREAT’s capabilities also include a suite of irradiation vehicles and supporting infrastructure to provide the desired specimen boundary conditions while supporting a variety of instrumentation needs. The challenge of creating these vehicles, especially since many of the modern data needs were not historically addressed in TREAT experiment vehicles, has necessitated a sizeable engineering effort. This effort is currently underway and maturing rapidly. This paper summarizes the status, future plans, and rationale for TREAT experiment vehicle capabilities. Much of the current progress is focused around understanding and demonstrating the behavior of fuel design with enhanced accident tolerance in water-cooled reactors. Additionally, several related efforts are underway to facilitate transient testing in liquid sodium, inert gas, and steam environments. This paper discusses why such a variety of capabilities are needed, outlines plans to accomplish them, and describes the relationship between transient data needs and the irradiation hardware that will support the gathering of this information.},
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year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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