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Title: FAST OXIDE BREEDER-REACTOR. PART I. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF 300(e) MW REACTOR CORE

Abstract

Physics scoping studies of a 300-Mw(e) PuO/sub 2/-UO/sub 2/-fueled fast- breeder reactor are reported. Physics design parameters that effect fuel costs, full conservation, and reactor safety were evaluated for use in the selection of parameters for a reference design. The total breeding ratio varied from 1.1 to 1.5 in the range of parameters corsidered. Plutonium core loading ranged from 500 to 1500 kg. Doubling time was found to be reduced by high-density fuel and low steel content. A compromise figure on fuel-rod range of sizes (about 100 mils) yields a 5 operating reactivity and a small, negative sodium temperature coefficient. (J.R.D.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co. Atomic Power Equipment Dept., San Jose, Calif.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4054698
Report Number(s):
GEAP-3287
NSA Number:
NSA-15-013977
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-189
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BREEDING; DOUBLING TIME; ECONOMICS; FAST NEUTRONS; FUEL ELEMENTS; PLANNING; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; REACTIVITY; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; RODS; SODIUM; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM DIOXIDE

Citation Formats

Greebler, P., Aline, P., and Sueoka, J. FAST OXIDE BREEDER-REACTOR. PART I. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF 300(e) MW REACTOR CORE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4054698.
Greebler, P., Aline, P., & Sueoka, J. FAST OXIDE BREEDER-REACTOR. PART I. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF 300(e) MW REACTOR CORE. United States. doi:10.2172/4054698.
Greebler, P., Aline, P., and Sueoka, J. Sun . "FAST OXIDE BREEDER-REACTOR. PART I. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF 300(e) MW REACTOR CORE". United States. doi:10.2172/4054698. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4054698.
@article{osti_4054698,
title = {FAST OXIDE BREEDER-REACTOR. PART I. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF 300(e) MW REACTOR CORE},
author = {Greebler, P. and Aline, P. and Sueoka, J.},
abstractNote = {Physics scoping studies of a 300-Mw(e) PuO/sub 2/-UO/sub 2/-fueled fast- breeder reactor are reported. Physics design parameters that effect fuel costs, full conservation, and reactor safety were evaluated for use in the selection of parameters for a reference design. The total breeding ratio varied from 1.1 to 1.5 in the range of parameters corsidered. Plutonium core loading ranged from 500 to 1500 kg. Doubling time was found to be reduced by high-density fuel and low steel content. A compromise figure on fuel-rod range of sizes (about 100 mils) yields a 5 operating reactivity and a small, negative sodium temperature coefficient. (J.R.D.)},
doi = {10.2172/4054698},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {11}
}