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Preliminary studies leading to a conceptual design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor; Etudes preliminaires conduisant a un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe

Abstract

This report presents the results of studies which seemed important to undertake in connexion with the development of fast neutron reactors. - It points out the advantage of high internal breeding ratios ({approx}1, 1) which are necessary in order to get a small change in time both in power distribution and reactivity (less: than 0.005 {delta}k/k in 18 months). - It shows how to achieve this goal, when simultaneously power distribution flattening is obtained. These results in a higher mean specific power (which is an economic gain) and therefore in a smaller doubling time (about 10 years). - It attempts to find criteria concerning the specific power that should be used in future reactor designs -It presents a conceptional design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor, for the realisation of which no technological impossibility appears. - It shows that the dynamic behaviour seems satisfactory despite a positive total isothermal sodium coefficient. - It tries to predict the development of fast reactors within the future total nuclear program. It does not appear that fissile materials supply problems should in France slow down the development of fast neutron reactors, which will be essentially tied up to its economical ability to produce  More>>
Authors:
Vendryes, G; Zaleski, C P [1] 
  1. Association Euratom-CEA Cadarache (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1964
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-2554
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 15 refs
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; COST ESTIMATION; FBR TYPE REACTORS; GIGAWATT POWER RANGE; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; NEUTRON FLUX FLATTENING; PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE; RAPSODIE REACTOR; REACTIVITY COEFFICIENTS; REACTOR KINETICS; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; REGENERATION; SPECIFICATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; URANIUM DIOXIDE
OSTI ID:
20795913
Research Organizations:
Association Euratom-CEA Cadarache, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR06R2554097950
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
129 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 19, 2006

Citation Formats

Vendryes, G, and Zaleski, C P. Preliminary studies leading to a conceptual design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor; Etudes preliminaires conduisant a un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe. France: N. p., 1964. Web.
Vendryes, G, & Zaleski, C P. Preliminary studies leading to a conceptual design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor; Etudes preliminaires conduisant a un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe. France.
Vendryes, G, and Zaleski, C P. 1964. "Preliminary studies leading to a conceptual design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor; Etudes preliminaires conduisant a un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe." France.
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title = {Preliminary studies leading to a conceptual design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor; Etudes preliminaires conduisant a un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe}
author = {Vendryes, G, and Zaleski, C P}
abstractNote = {This report presents the results of studies which seemed important to undertake in connexion with the development of fast neutron reactors. - It points out the advantage of high internal breeding ratios ({approx}1, 1) which are necessary in order to get a small change in time both in power distribution and reactivity (less: than 0.005 {delta}k/k in 18 months). - It shows how to achieve this goal, when simultaneously power distribution flattening is obtained. These results in a higher mean specific power (which is an economic gain) and therefore in a smaller doubling time (about 10 years). - It attempts to find criteria concerning the specific power that should be used in future reactor designs -It presents a conceptional design of a 1000 MWe fast neutron reactor, for the realisation of which no technological impossibility appears. - It shows that the dynamic behaviour seems satisfactory despite a positive total isothermal sodium coefficient. - It tries to predict the development of fast reactors within the future total nuclear program. It does not appear that fissile materials supply problems should in France slow down the development of fast neutron reactors, which will be essentially tied up to its economical ability to produce cheap electric power. (authors) [French] Ce rapport presente les etudes qu'il nous a paru important d'aborder dans le cadre du developpement des reacteurs a neutrons rapides. - Il met en evidence l'interet des taux de regeneration internes eleves ({approx}1, 1) pour obtenir une bonne evolution dans le temps de la distribution de puissance et de la reactivite (moins de 0,005 {delta}k/k pour 18 mois). - Il montre la possibilite d'y parvenir tout en applatissant la distribution des fissions, ce qui se traduit par une puissance specifique moyenne plus elevee (gain economique), et donc un temps de doublement plus faible de l'ordte de 10 ans - Il tente de definir un optimum de la puissance specifique valable pour les projets de reacteurs futurs. - Il presente un concept de reacteur a neutrons rapides de 1000 MWe, pour la realisation duquel aucune impossibilite technologique de realisation n'apparait. - Il indique que le comportement dynamique appatait satisfaisant, bien que le coefficient de reactivite isotherme du au sodium soit positif. - Il essaie de situer le developpement des reacteurs a neutrons rapides dans le cadre de l'expansion de l'energie nucleaire. L'approvisionnement en matieres fissiles ne semble pas devoir freiner en France le developpement des reacteurs a neutrons rapides. Celui - ci dependra essentiellement a moyen terme de leur competitivite economique. (auteurs)}
place = {France}
year = {1964}
month = {Jul}
}