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Title: Preliminary Physics Analysis of the Accident Tolerant Fuels Loop Experiment

Abstract

After the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011, the United States Congress ordered the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate new fuel and cladding types that would be more tolerant in an accident similar to the accident at Fukushima. The resulting program was dubbed the Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF) program. As a part of this program, insertion is planned for an experiment to go into an ATR loop, and physics analysis must be performed. Discussed are the test fission power, void worth, and hardware failure reactivity insertion. For the sensor qualification test, the test fission power was 0 kW, the void worth was 0.42$, and the hardware failure was 0.01$ and 0.04$. For the fueled experiment, the safety case fission power was 170 kW, the void worth was 0.34$, and the hardware failure was 0$ and 0.03$.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1484268
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-15-35597-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2015 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Washington, DC, 11/08/2015 - 11/12/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ATF; ATF-2; FCRD

Citation Formats

Cowherd, Wilson M. Preliminary Physics Analysis of the Accident Tolerant Fuels Loop Experiment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Cowherd, Wilson M. Preliminary Physics Analysis of the Accident Tolerant Fuels Loop Experiment. United States.
Cowherd, Wilson M. Thu . "Preliminary Physics Analysis of the Accident Tolerant Fuels Loop Experiment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484268.
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title = {Preliminary Physics Analysis of the Accident Tolerant Fuels Loop Experiment},
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abstractNote = {After the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011, the United States Congress ordered the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate new fuel and cladding types that would be more tolerant in an accident similar to the accident at Fukushima. The resulting program was dubbed the Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF) program. As a part of this program, insertion is planned for an experiment to go into an ATR loop, and physics analysis must be performed. Discussed are the test fission power, void worth, and hardware failure reactivity insertion. For the sensor qualification test, the test fission power was 0 kW, the void worth was 0.42$, and the hardware failure was 0.01$ and 0.04$. For the fueled experiment, the safety case fission power was 170 kW, the void worth was 0.34$, and the hardware failure was 0$ and 0.03$.},
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