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Fission gas pressure build-up and fast-breeder economy; Accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission et economie des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides; Nakoplenie davleniya gazov produktov deleniya i ehkonomika reaktorov-razmnozhitelej na bystrykh nejtronakh; Aumento de la presion de los gases de fision y economia de los reactores reproductores rapidos

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Abstract

Fuel-cycle costs and doubling time of fast-breeder reactors are strongly affected by the fuel-burn-up obtainable. Use of oxide or carbide fuel offers the possibility of reaching a burn-up of 100 000 MWd/t. In fuel-clad elements, a limiting factor is the fission-gas-pressure build-up. At the high burn-up considered, an appreciable fraction of the fission gases gets into the pores and thus contributes to the pressure on the can. Starting from the known fission-product yields and decay chains, gas production and pressure build-up have been calculated. Three physical models have been employed in calculating the pressure acting upon the can : the gas is contained either in interconnected pores, in separate pores, or in a central hole. The pressure-dependence upon free volume (fuel density) and temperature will be discussed. Cans made of high-strength materials as Ineonel-X and molybdenum could stand the fission-gas pressure at operating temperatures. Unfortunately, these materials have higher absorption cross-sections than stainless steel. Results of a multi-group calculation are given, showing the effect of using these can materials and of decreasing the fuel density on critical mass and breeding ratio in small and medium-size breeders. (author) [French] Le cout du cycle de combustible et la periode de doublement des  More>>
Authors:
Engelmann, P [1] 
  1. Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1962
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Seminar on Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors, Vienna (Austria), 3-11 Aug 1961; Other Information: 3 refs, 5 figs, 6 tabs; Related Information: In: Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors. Vol. II. Proceedings of the Seminar on the Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors. Vol. II| 418 p.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BREEDING RATIO; BURNUP EXTENSION; CRITICAL MASS; CROSS SECTIONS; DENSITY; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL CYCLE; GASES; MIXED CARBIDE FUELS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; MOLYBDENUM; NUCLEAR DECAY; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; STAINLESS STEELS
OSTI ID:
22075980
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13S0014035065
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 229-245
Announcement Date:
Mar 21, 2013

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Engelmann, P. Fission gas pressure build-up and fast-breeder economy; Accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission et economie des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides; Nakoplenie davleniya gazov produktov deleniya i ehkonomika reaktorov-razmnozhitelej na bystrykh nejtronakh; Aumento de la presion de los gases de fision y economia de los reactores reproductores rapidos. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
Engelmann, P. Fission gas pressure build-up and fast-breeder economy; Accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission et economie des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides; Nakoplenie davleniya gazov produktov deleniya i ehkonomika reaktorov-razmnozhitelej na bystrykh nejtronakh; Aumento de la presion de los gases de fision y economia de los reactores reproductores rapidos. IAEA.
Engelmann, P. 1962. "Fission gas pressure build-up and fast-breeder economy; Accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission et economie des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides; Nakoplenie davleniya gazov produktov deleniya i ehkonomika reaktorov-razmnozhitelej na bystrykh nejtronakh; Aumento de la presion de los gases de fision y economia de los reactores reproductores rapidos." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22075980,
title = {Fission gas pressure build-up and fast-breeder economy; Accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission et economie des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides; Nakoplenie davleniya gazov produktov deleniya i ehkonomika reaktorov-razmnozhitelej na bystrykh nejtronakh; Aumento de la presion de los gases de fision y economia de los reactores reproductores rapidos}
author = {Engelmann, P}
abstractNote = {Fuel-cycle costs and doubling time of fast-breeder reactors are strongly affected by the fuel-burn-up obtainable. Use of oxide or carbide fuel offers the possibility of reaching a burn-up of 100 000 MWd/t. In fuel-clad elements, a limiting factor is the fission-gas-pressure build-up. At the high burn-up considered, an appreciable fraction of the fission gases gets into the pores and thus contributes to the pressure on the can. Starting from the known fission-product yields and decay chains, gas production and pressure build-up have been calculated. Three physical models have been employed in calculating the pressure acting upon the can : the gas is contained either in interconnected pores, in separate pores, or in a central hole. The pressure-dependence upon free volume (fuel density) and temperature will be discussed. Cans made of high-strength materials as Ineonel-X and molybdenum could stand the fission-gas pressure at operating temperatures. Unfortunately, these materials have higher absorption cross-sections than stainless steel. Results of a multi-group calculation are given, showing the effect of using these can materials and of decreasing the fuel density on critical mass and breeding ratio in small and medium-size breeders. (author) [French] Le cout du cycle de combustible et la periode de doublement des reacteurs surgenerateurs a neutrons rapides dependent etroitement du taux de combustion. En utilisant pour combustible un oxyde ou un carbure, on peut atteindre un taux de combustion de 100 000 MW j/t. Avec des combustibles gaines, l'accumulation de la pression des gaz de fission est un facteur limitatif. Pour le fort taux de combustion envisage, une fraction non negligeable des gaz de fission penetre dans les interstices et contribue ainsi a la pression sur la gaine. A partir des rendements en produits de fission et des chaines de desintegration connus, l'auteur a calcule la production de gaz et l'accumulation de pression. Pour calculer la pression exercee sur la gaine, il a utilise trois modeles ou le gaz etait contenu dans des interstices relies entre eux, dans des interstices separes ou dans un orifice central. Le memoire traite de la variation de la pression en fonction du volume libre (densite du combustible) et de la temperature. Des gaines en materiaux tres resistants, comme l'Inconel-X et le molybdene, ont pu supporter la pression des gaz de fission aux temperatures de fonctionnement . Malheureusement, les sections efficaces d'absorption de ces materiaux sont plus elevees que celle de l'aluminium. Les resultats de calculs multigroupes sont presentes, pour montrer comment ces materiaux de gainage et la diminution de la densite du combustible influent sur la masse critique et le rapport de surgeneration dans les reacteurs surgenerateurs de petites ou moyennes dimensions. (author) [Spanish] El costo del ciclo de combustible y el periodo de duplicacion en los reactores reproductores de neutrones rapidos dependen en gran medida del grado de combustion que pueda alcanzarse. La utilizacion de combustible en forma de oxido o de carburo permite obtener un grado de combustion de 100 000 MWd/t. Cuando se emplean elementos combustibles con revestimiento, el aumento de presion de los gases de fision constituye un factor limitativo. En el caso del elevado grado de combustion previsto, una fraccion considerable de los gases de fision penetra en los peros del material, contribuyendo asi a aumentar la presion en el interior de la envoltura. Sobre la base de los rendimientos de fision y de las cadenas de desintegracion conocidas, el autor ha evaluado la produccion de gas y el aumento de presion. Para calcular la presion ejercida sobre la envoltura, ha empleado tres modelos fisicos en que el gas estaba contenido en poros conectados entre si, en poros separados, o en un orificio central. El autor analiza la variacion de la presion, en funcion del volumen libre (densidad del combustible) y de la temperatura. Las envolturas de materiales de alta resistencia, tales como el Inconel-X y el molibdeno pueden soportar la presion de los gases de fision a las temperaturas de funcionamiento corrientes. Desgraciadamente , la seccion eficaz de absorcion de estos materiales es superior a la del acero inoxidable. El autor presenta los resultados de calculos, realizados segun una teoria de varios grupos, que permite conocer el efecto de la utilizacion de estos materiales y de la disminucion de la densidad del combustible, sobre la masa critica y sobre la razon de reproduccion en los reactores reproductores de pequenas y medianas dimensiones. (author) [Russian] Na stoimost' toplivnogo tsikla i na vremya udvoeniya reaktorovbriderov na bystrykh nejtronakh sil'no vliyaet stepen' dostigaemogo vygoraniya topliva. Ispol'zovani e oksidnogo ili karbidnogo topliva daet vozmozhnost' dostignut' vygoraniya poryadka 100 000 mvt-n/t. V toplivnykh ehlementakh s pokrytiem ogranichivayushchi m faktorom yavlyaetsya rost gazov produktov deleniya. Pri rassmatrivaemo m vysokom vygoranii poddayushchayasya otsenke fraktsiya gazov, obrazuemykh pri delenii, popadaet v pory i tem samym uvelichivaet davlenie na obolochku. Iskhodya iz izvestnykh vykhodov produktov deleniya i tsepochek raspada bylo vychisleno kolichestvo obrazuyushchegosya gaza i sozdavaemoe im davlenie. Pri raschete davleniya, dejstvuyushchego na obolochku, byli ispol'zovany tri fizicheskikh modeli: i) gaz soderzhalsya v svyazanykh mezhdu soboj porakh, ii) v otdel'nykh porakh i iii) v tsentral'nom otverstii. Budet rassmotrena zavisimost' davleniya ot svobodnogo ob{sup e}ma (plotnost' topliva) i temperatury. Obolochki, izgotovlennye iz vysokoprochnykh materialov, naprimer, iz inkonelya-Kh i molibdena, mogli by vyderzhat' pri rabochikh temperaturakh davlenie gazov, vydelyayushchikhsya v rezul'tate deleniya. K sozhaleniyu, ehti materialy obladayut bolee vysokimi poperechnymi secheniyami pogloshcheniya, chem nerzhaveyushchaya stal'. Budut dany rezul'taty mnogogruppovog o rascheta, pokazyvayushchie vliyanie ispol'zovaniya ehtikh materialov dlya obolochki i umen'sheniya plotnosti topliva na kriticheskuyu massu, a takzhe koehffitsient razmnozheniya v malykh i srednikh briderakh. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
month = {Mar}
}