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Title: Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to the field of compensation methods for nuclear reactors and, in particular to a method for fail-safe reactivity compensation in solution-type nuclear reactors. In one embodiment, the fail-safe reactivity compensation method of the present invention augments other control methods for a nuclear reactor. In still another embodiment, the fail-safe reactivity compensation method of the present invention permits one to control a nuclear reaction in a nuclear reactor through a method that does not rely on moving components into or out of a reactor core, nor does the method of the present invention rely on the constant repositioning of control rods within a nuclear reactor in order to maintain a critical state.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BWX Technologies, Inc., Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1417852
Patent Number(s):
9,875,818
Application Number:
13/649,419
Assignee:
BWX Technologies, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) NNSASC
DOE Contract Number:  
FC52-09NA29596
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Oct 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Nygaard, Erik T., Angelo, Peter L., and Aase, Scott B. Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Nygaard, Erik T., Angelo, Peter L., & Aase, Scott B. Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Nygaard, Erik T., Angelo, Peter L., and Aase, Scott B. Tue . "Fail-safe reactivity compensation method for a nuclear reactor". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417852.
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