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Title: Optimization of small long-life PWR based on thorium fuel

Abstract

A conceptual design of small long-life Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) using thorium fuel has been investigated in neutronic aspect. The cell-burn up calculations were performed by PIJ SRAC code using nuclear data library based on JENDL 3.2, while the multi-energy-group diffusion calculations were optimized in three-dimension X-Y-Z geometry of core by COREBN. The excess reactivity of thorium nitride with ZIRLO cladding is considered during 5 years of burnup without refueling. Optimization of 350 MWe long life PWR based on 5% {sup 233}U & 2.8% {sup 231}Pa, 6% {sup 233}U & 2.8% {sup 231}Pa and 7% {sup 233}U & 6% {sup 231}Pa give low excess reactivity.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [1]
  1. Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bandung Institute of Technology. Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung (Indonesia)
  2. (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488952
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1677; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 5. international conference on mathematics and natural sciences, Bandung (Indonesia), 2-3 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BURNUP; CLADDING; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; DESIGN; DIFFUSION; J CODES; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS; OPTIMIZATION; PROTACTINIUM 231; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR FUELING; S CODES; THORIUM; URANIUM 233

Citation Formats

Subkhi, Moh Nurul, E-mail: nsubkhi@students.itb.ac.id, Physics Dept., Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung Jalan A.H Nasution 105 Bandung, Suud, Zaki, E-mail: szaki@fi.itb.ac.id, Waris, Abdul, and Permana, Sidik. Optimization of small long-life PWR based on thorium fuel. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4930784.
Subkhi, Moh Nurul, E-mail: nsubkhi@students.itb.ac.id, Physics Dept., Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung Jalan A.H Nasution 105 Bandung, Suud, Zaki, E-mail: szaki@fi.itb.ac.id, Waris, Abdul, & Permana, Sidik. Optimization of small long-life PWR based on thorium fuel. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4930784.
Subkhi, Moh Nurul, E-mail: nsubkhi@students.itb.ac.id, Physics Dept., Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung Jalan A.H Nasution 105 Bandung, Suud, Zaki, E-mail: szaki@fi.itb.ac.id, Waris, Abdul, and Permana, Sidik. Wed . "Optimization of small long-life PWR based on thorium fuel". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4930784.
@article{osti_22488952,
title = {Optimization of small long-life PWR based on thorium fuel},
author = {Subkhi, Moh Nurul, E-mail: nsubkhi@students.itb.ac.id and Physics Dept., Faculty of Science and Technology, State Islamic University of Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung Jalan A.H Nasution 105 Bandung and Suud, Zaki, E-mail: szaki@fi.itb.ac.id and Waris, Abdul and Permana, Sidik},
abstractNote = {A conceptual design of small long-life Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) using thorium fuel has been investigated in neutronic aspect. The cell-burn up calculations were performed by PIJ SRAC code using nuclear data library based on JENDL 3.2, while the multi-energy-group diffusion calculations were optimized in three-dimension X-Y-Z geometry of core by COREBN. The excess reactivity of thorium nitride with ZIRLO cladding is considered during 5 years of burnup without refueling. Optimization of 350 MWe long life PWR based on 5% {sup 233}U & 2.8% {sup 231}Pa, 6% {sup 233}U & 2.8% {sup 231}Pa and 7% {sup 233}U & 6% {sup 231}Pa give low excess reactivity.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4930784},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1677,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}