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Title: Validation of the REBUS-3/RCT methodologies for EBR-II core-follow analysis

Abstract

One of the many tasks to be completed at EBR-2/FCF (Fuel Cycle Facility) regarding fuel cycle closure for the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is to develop and install the systems to be used for fissile material accountancy and control. The IFR fuel cycle and pyrometallurgical process scheme determine the degree of actinide of actinide buildup in the reload fuel assemblies. Inventories of curium, americium and neptunium in the fuel will affect the radiation and thermal environmental conditions at the fuel fabrication stations, the chemistry of reprocessing, and the neutronic performance of the core. Thus, it is important that validated calculational tools be put in place for accurately determining isotopic mass and neutronic inputs to FCF for both operational and material control and accountancy purposes. The primary goal of this work is to validate the REBUS-2/RCT codes as tools which can adequately compute the burnup and isotopic distribution in binary- and ternary-fueled Mark-3, Mark-4, and Mark-5 subassemblies. 6 refs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6032123
Report Number(s):
ANL/CP-73424; CONF-920308-1
ON: DE91015138
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advances in reactor physics, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Mar 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; EBR-2 REACTOR; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; IFR REACTOR; FUEL CYCLE; ACCOUNTABILITY; AMERICIUM; BURNUP; CROSS SECTIONS; CURIUM; FISSILE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; NEPTUNIUM; PYROCHEMICAL REPROCESSING; R CODES; REACTOR KINETICS; REACTOR PHYSICS; ACTINIDES; BREEDER REACTORS; COMPUTER CODES; ELEMENTS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; EXPERIMENTAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; KINETICS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; MATERIALS; METALS; PHYSICS; POWER REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; REPROCESSING; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SODIUM COOLED REACTORS; TRANSPLUTONIUM ELEMENTS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; ZERO POWER REACTORS; 210500* - Power Reactors, Breeding; 210802 - Nuclear Power Plants- Economics- Fuel Cycle; 220100 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Theory & Calculation

Citation Formats

McKnight, R D. Validation of the REBUS-3/RCT methodologies for EBR-II core-follow analysis. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
McKnight, R D. Validation of the REBUS-3/RCT methodologies for EBR-II core-follow analysis. United States.
McKnight, R D. Wed . "Validation of the REBUS-3/RCT methodologies for EBR-II core-follow analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6032123.
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abstractNote = {One of the many tasks to be completed at EBR-2/FCF (Fuel Cycle Facility) regarding fuel cycle closure for the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is to develop and install the systems to be used for fissile material accountancy and control. The IFR fuel cycle and pyrometallurgical process scheme determine the degree of actinide of actinide buildup in the reload fuel assemblies. Inventories of curium, americium and neptunium in the fuel will affect the radiation and thermal environmental conditions at the fuel fabrication stations, the chemistry of reprocessing, and the neutronic performance of the core. Thus, it is important that validated calculational tools be put in place for accurately determining isotopic mass and neutronic inputs to FCF for both operational and material control and accountancy purposes. The primary goal of this work is to validate the REBUS-2/RCT codes as tools which can adequately compute the burnup and isotopic distribution in binary- and ternary-fueled Mark-3, Mark-4, and Mark-5 subassemblies. 6 refs.},
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