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Title: Evaluation of core physics analysis methods for conversion of the INL advanced test reactor to low-enrichment fuel

Abstract

Computational neutronics studies to support the possible conversion of the ATR to LEU are underway. Simultaneously, INL is engaged in a physics methods upgrade project to put into place modern computational neutronics tools for future support of ATR fuel cycle and experiment analysis. A number of experimental measurements have been performed in the ATRC in support of the methods upgrade project, and are being used to validate the new core physics methods. The current computational neutronics work is focused on performance of scoping calculations for the ATR core loaded with a candidate LEU fuel design. This will serve as independent confirmation of analyses that have been performed previously, and will evaluate some of the new computational methods for analysis of a candidate LEU fuel for ATR. (authors)

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 Fremont Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3870 (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Nuclear Society, Inc., 555 N. Kensington Avenue, La Grange Park, Illinois 60526 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22105671
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: PHYSOR 2012: Conference on Advances in Reactor Physics - Linking Research, Industry, and Education, Knoxville, TN (United States), 15-20 Apr 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France; 8 refs.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONVERSION; DESIGN; ENRICHED URANIUM; ENRICHMENT; FUEL CYCLE; IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY; PERFORMANCE; REACTOR CORES; TEST REACTORS; VALIDATION

Citation Formats

DeHart, M. D., and Chang, G. S. Evaluation of core physics analysis methods for conversion of the INL advanced test reactor to low-enrichment fuel. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
DeHart, M. D., & Chang, G. S. Evaluation of core physics analysis methods for conversion of the INL advanced test reactor to low-enrichment fuel. United States.
DeHart, M. D., and Chang, G. S. Sun . "Evaluation of core physics analysis methods for conversion of the INL advanced test reactor to low-enrichment fuel". United States.
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author = {DeHart, M. D. and Chang, G. S.},
abstractNote = {Computational neutronics studies to support the possible conversion of the ATR to LEU are underway. Simultaneously, INL is engaged in a physics methods upgrade project to put into place modern computational neutronics tools for future support of ATR fuel cycle and experiment analysis. A number of experimental measurements have been performed in the ATRC in support of the methods upgrade project, and are being used to validate the new core physics methods. The current computational neutronics work is focused on performance of scoping calculations for the ATR core loaded with a candidate LEU fuel design. This will serve as independent confirmation of analyses that have been performed previously, and will evaluate some of the new computational methods for analysis of a candidate LEU fuel for ATR. (authors)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
month = {Sun Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2012}
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