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Title: PFR/TREAT Tests L04 and L06: irradiated versus fresh LMFBR fuel under TUCOP accident conditions

Abstract

Test L06, closely following L04 in the PFR/TREAT series, was a multi-pin simulation of a LMFBR transient under cooling/overpower (TUCOP) accident using full-length prototypic UK fast reactor fuel. In L04 the test fuel had been pre-irradiated to effect some fuel restructuring and fission gas retention. By contrast, in L06 the test fuel ws fresh. The pre-failure test fuel power and coolant flow histories in L04 were duplicated as closely as possible in L06 to make the L04/L06 pair a direct comparison of the performance of fresh versus irradiated fuel under TUCOP conditions. Identical 7-pin gridded test bundles in identically outfitted MK-3 integral flowing sodium loops also contributed to test environments in L04 and L06 that were as close as possible.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); UKAEA Atomic Energy Establishment, Winfrith
OSTI Identifier:
6065226
Report Number(s):
CONF-841105-61
ON: DE85006188
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 11 Nov 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; TRANSIENT OVERPOWER ACCIDENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDRAULICS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FLOW RATE; FUEL ELEMENT FAILURE; FUEL PINS; REACTOR SAFETY; SODIUM; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; VOID FRACTION; ACCIDENTS; ALKALI METALS; BREEDER REACTORS; DATA; ELEMENTS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FLUID MECHANICS; FUEL ELEMENTS; INFORMATION; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MECHANICS; METALS; NUMERICAL DATA; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210500 - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Bauer, T H, Tylka, J P, Fink, C L, Stanford, G S, Wright, A E, and Herbert, R. PFR/TREAT Tests L04 and L06: irradiated versus fresh LMFBR fuel under TUCOP accident conditions. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Bauer, T H, Tylka, J P, Fink, C L, Stanford, G S, Wright, A E, & Herbert, R. PFR/TREAT Tests L04 and L06: irradiated versus fresh LMFBR fuel under TUCOP accident conditions. United States.
Bauer, T H, Tylka, J P, Fink, C L, Stanford, G S, Wright, A E, and Herbert, R. Sun . "PFR/TREAT Tests L04 and L06: irradiated versus fresh LMFBR fuel under TUCOP accident conditions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6065226.
@article{osti_6065226,
title = {PFR/TREAT Tests L04 and L06: irradiated versus fresh LMFBR fuel under TUCOP accident conditions},
author = {Bauer, T H and Tylka, J P and Fink, C L and Stanford, G S and Wright, A E and Herbert, R},
abstractNote = {Test L06, closely following L04 in the PFR/TREAT series, was a multi-pin simulation of a LMFBR transient under cooling/overpower (TUCOP) accident using full-length prototypic UK fast reactor fuel. In L04 the test fuel had been pre-irradiated to effect some fuel restructuring and fission gas retention. By contrast, in L06 the test fuel ws fresh. The pre-failure test fuel power and coolant flow histories in L04 were duplicated as closely as possible in L06 to make the L04/L06 pair a direct comparison of the performance of fresh versus irradiated fuel under TUCOP conditions. Identical 7-pin gridded test bundles in identically outfitted MK-3 integral flowing sodium loops also contributed to test environments in L04 and L06 that were as close as possible.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6065226}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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