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Title: Advanced Reactor Fuels Irradiation Experiment Design Objectives

Abstract

This report summarizes the objectives of the current irradiation testing activities being undertaken by the Advanced Fuels Campaign relative to supporting the development and demonstration of innovative design features for metallic fuels in order to realize reliable performance to ultra-high burnups. The AFC-3 and AFC-4 test series are nearing completion; the experiments in this test series that have been completed or are in progress are reviewed and the objectives and test matrices for the final experiments in these two series are defined. The objectives, testing strategy, and test parameters associated with a future AFC test series, AFC-5, are documented. Finally, the future intersections and/or synergies of the AFC irradiation testing program with those of the TREAT transient testing program, emerging needs of proposed Versatile Test Reactor concepts, and the Joint Fuel Cycle Study program’s Integrated Recycle Test are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1374498
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-16-39923
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; NUCLEAR FUELS; TEST REACTORS; IRRADIATION; FUEL CYCLE; Advanced Reactor; Experiment Design; Fuels Irradiation; Objectives

Citation Formats

Chichester, Heather Jean MacLean, Hayes, Steven Lowe, Dempsey, Douglas, and Harp, Jason Michael. Advanced Reactor Fuels Irradiation Experiment Design Objectives. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1374498.
Chichester, Heather Jean MacLean, Hayes, Steven Lowe, Dempsey, Douglas, & Harp, Jason Michael. Advanced Reactor Fuels Irradiation Experiment Design Objectives. United States. doi:10.2172/1374498.
Chichester, Heather Jean MacLean, Hayes, Steven Lowe, Dempsey, Douglas, and Harp, Jason Michael. 2016. "Advanced Reactor Fuels Irradiation Experiment Design Objectives". United States. doi:10.2172/1374498. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374498.
@article{osti_1374498,
title = {Advanced Reactor Fuels Irradiation Experiment Design Objectives},
author = {Chichester, Heather Jean MacLean and Hayes, Steven Lowe and Dempsey, Douglas and Harp, Jason Michael},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the objectives of the current irradiation testing activities being undertaken by the Advanced Fuels Campaign relative to supporting the development and demonstration of innovative design features for metallic fuels in order to realize reliable performance to ultra-high burnups. The AFC-3 and AFC-4 test series are nearing completion; the experiments in this test series that have been completed or are in progress are reviewed and the objectives and test matrices for the final experiments in these two series are defined. The objectives, testing strategy, and test parameters associated with a future AFC test series, AFC-5, are documented. Finally, the future intersections and/or synergies of the AFC irradiation testing program with those of the TREAT transient testing program, emerging needs of proposed Versatile Test Reactor concepts, and the Joint Fuel Cycle Study program’s Integrated Recycle Test are discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/1374498},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}

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