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Title: A design study of generic solution vessel systems

Abstract

A design study of generic solution vessel configurations was conducted to assess the effect of solution vessel configuration on a generic fissile solution system at a steady state condition. The coupled calculation method developed in the previous milestone was implemented in this study. Three different configurations were selected with two constraints 1) the total solution volume (300L) is constant, and 2) the k eff value of the fissile solution at the cold start is a fixed value (0.985). The major change in the three configurations tested is the aspect ratio of the solution vessel. The aspect ratios, defined as the solution height divided by the outer solution diameter, were set to be 1.99, 1.50, and 1.17. An identical cooling configuration was applied to all three configurations. A series of K-code calculations was conducted for each vessel configuration to meet a desired subcritical criterion.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1438141
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-24057
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Generic solution vessel system; Multi-physics; MCNP+MCFD

Citation Formats

Kim, Seung Jun, and Buechler, Cynthia Eileen. A design study of generic solution vessel systems. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1438141.
Kim, Seung Jun, & Buechler, Cynthia Eileen. A design study of generic solution vessel systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1438141.
Kim, Seung Jun, and Buechler, Cynthia Eileen. Wed . "A design study of generic solution vessel systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1438141. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1438141.
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title = {A design study of generic solution vessel systems},
author = {Kim, Seung Jun and Buechler, Cynthia Eileen},
abstractNote = {A design study of generic solution vessel configurations was conducted to assess the effect of solution vessel configuration on a generic fissile solution system at a steady state condition. The coupled calculation method developed in the previous milestone was implemented in this study. Three different configurations were selected with two constraints 1) the total solution volume (300L) is constant, and 2) the keff value of the fissile solution at the cold start is a fixed value (0.985). The major change in the three configurations tested is the aspect ratio of the solution vessel. The aspect ratios, defined as the solution height divided by the outer solution diameter, were set to be 1.99, 1.50, and 1.17. An identical cooling configuration was applied to all three configurations. A series of K-code calculations was conducted for each vessel configuration to meet a desired subcritical criterion.},
doi = {10.2172/1438141},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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