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Title: OPTIMIZATION OF WATER TO FUEL RATIOS IN CLADDED CYLINDER ARRAYS

Abstract

Often in criticality safety problems, the analyst is concerned about two conditions: Loss of Mass Control and Loss of Moderation Control. Determining and modeling the maximum amount of fuel that can fit in a given container is usually trivial. Determining and modeling the maximum amount of water (or other potential moderator) is usually more difficult. Optimization of the pitch has been shown to provide an increase in system reactivity. Both MOX and LEU systems have been shown to be sensitive to moderator intrusion in varying pitched configurations. The analysis will have to determine the effect of optimizing the pitch for each array.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
901321
Report Number(s):
WSMS-TR-2007-01
TRN: US0702551
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Nuclear Society Transactions
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; CONTAINERS; CRITICALITY; MODERATORS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; SIMULATION; WATER; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; SLIGHTLY ENRICHED URANIUM; ORIENTATION

Citation Formats

Huffer, J. OPTIMIZATION OF WATER TO FUEL RATIOS IN CLADDED CYLINDER ARRAYS. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Huffer, J. OPTIMIZATION OF WATER TO FUEL RATIOS IN CLADDED CYLINDER ARRAYS. United States.
Huffer, J. Wed . "OPTIMIZATION OF WATER TO FUEL RATIOS IN CLADDED CYLINDER ARRAYS". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901321.
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title = {OPTIMIZATION OF WATER TO FUEL RATIOS IN CLADDED CYLINDER ARRAYS},
author = {Huffer, J},
abstractNote = {Often in criticality safety problems, the analyst is concerned about two conditions: Loss of Mass Control and Loss of Moderation Control. Determining and modeling the maximum amount of fuel that can fit in a given container is usually trivial. Determining and modeling the maximum amount of water (or other potential moderator) is usually more difficult. Optimization of the pitch has been shown to provide an increase in system reactivity. Both MOX and LEU systems have been shown to be sensitive to moderator intrusion in varying pitched configurations. The analysis will have to determine the effect of optimizing the pitch for each array.},
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journal = {American Nuclear Society Transactions},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 14 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Mar 14 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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