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Title: Modelling Advanced Technology Fuels

Abstract

Interest in new fuel technologies remains high after more than six years since the incident at Fukushima-Daiichi. Significant programs at national institutions and private companies work to understand new materials in an effort to improve the accident tolerance of nuclear fuel. Recently, the community has begun to use the title “Advanced Technology Fuels” to communicate that current fuels already have a degree of accident tolerance and to indicate that accident tolerance is not the only driving force in new fuel technology development. Any new fuel material faces challenges for widespread adoption. One significant challenge is the lack of experimental data. Experimental programs at Halden and elsewhere are working to provide the necessary experimental data, but much remains to be done. Given this lack of data, the use of modeling tools that can provide guidance during the design process is attractive. Support of advanced technology fuel modeling has been a significant point of emphasis in the BISON project over the past few years. We demonstrate the modeling capability, and the adaptability, of BISON using analyses of FeCrAl cladding, U3Si2 fuel, coated Zircaloy cladding, and SiC composite cladding. These examples point out strengths and weaknesses of the concepts, clarify where experimental datamore » would be particularly useful, and indicate the utility of BISON for modeling current and future advanced technology fuels.« less

Authors:
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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:
1411721
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-42151
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Enlarged Halden Group Meeting 2017, Lillehammer, Norway, September 23–29, 2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; Accident Tolerant Fuels; BISON

Citation Formats

Hales, J. D., and Gamble, K. A. Modelling Advanced Technology Fuels. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Hales, J. D., & Gamble, K. A. Modelling Advanced Technology Fuels. United States.
Hales, J. D., and Gamble, K. A. Fri . "Modelling Advanced Technology Fuels". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1411721.
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abstractNote = {Interest in new fuel technologies remains high after more than six years since the incident at Fukushima-Daiichi. Significant programs at national institutions and private companies work to understand new materials in an effort to improve the accident tolerance of nuclear fuel. Recently, the community has begun to use the title “Advanced Technology Fuels” to communicate that current fuels already have a degree of accident tolerance and to indicate that accident tolerance is not the only driving force in new fuel technology development. Any new fuel material faces challenges for widespread adoption. One significant challenge is the lack of experimental data. Experimental programs at Halden and elsewhere are working to provide the necessary experimental data, but much remains to be done. Given this lack of data, the use of modeling tools that can provide guidance during the design process is attractive. Support of advanced technology fuel modeling has been a significant point of emphasis in the BISON project over the past few years. We demonstrate the modeling capability, and the adaptability, of BISON using analyses of FeCrAl cladding, U3Si2 fuel, coated Zircaloy cladding, and SiC composite cladding. These examples point out strengths and weaknesses of the concepts, clarify where experimental data would be particularly useful, and indicate the utility of BISON for modeling current and future advanced technology fuels.},
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year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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