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Title: Advanced PWR Core Design with Siemens High-Plutonium-Content MOX Fuel Assemblies

Abstract

The Siemens experience with plutonium recycling dates back to the late 1960s. Over the years, extensive research and development programs were performed for the qualification of mixed-oxide (MOX) technology and design methods. Today's typical reload enrichments for uranium and MOX fuel assemblies and modern core designs have become more demanding with respect to accuracy and reliability of design codes. This paper presents the status of plutonium recycling in operating high-burnup pressurized water reactor (PWR) cores. Based on actual examples, it describes the validation status of the design methods and stresses current and future needs for fuel assembly and core design including those related to the disposition of weapons-grade plutonium.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens AG Group/KWU, Erlangen (DE)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786276
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109318
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 82; PBD: 4 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; DESIGN; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RELIABILITY; URANIUM OXIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; PLUTONIUM RECYCLE; REACTOR CORES; NUCLEAR FUELS; PLUTONIUM; URANIUM; RECYCLING; VALIDATION

Citation Formats

Dieter Porsch, Gerhard Schlosser, and Hans-Dieter Berger. Advanced PWR Core Design with Siemens High-Plutonium-Content MOX Fuel Assemblies. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Dieter Porsch, Gerhard Schlosser, & Hans-Dieter Berger. Advanced PWR Core Design with Siemens High-Plutonium-Content MOX Fuel Assemblies. United States.
Dieter Porsch, Gerhard Schlosser, and Hans-Dieter Berger. Sun . "Advanced PWR Core Design with Siemens High-Plutonium-Content MOX Fuel Assemblies". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Siemens experience with plutonium recycling dates back to the late 1960s. Over the years, extensive research and development programs were performed for the qualification of mixed-oxide (MOX) technology and design methods. Today's typical reload enrichments for uranium and MOX fuel assemblies and modern core designs have become more demanding with respect to accuracy and reliability of design codes. This paper presents the status of plutonium recycling in operating high-burnup pressurized water reactor (PWR) cores. Based on actual examples, it describes the validation status of the design methods and stresses current and future needs for fuel assembly and core design including those related to the disposition of weapons-grade plutonium.},
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