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Synergetics of nuclear breeding systems

Thesis/Dissertation:

Abstract

A methodology for describing fissile fuel production and fertile fuel utilization is provided, based on lumped reactor physics parameters, the establishment of symbiotic relationships between breeders and converters, and the use of material stockpile inventories. The system is taken to consist of a general breeder reactor coupled to a fission converter reactor and fuel reprocessing-fabrication plant. The consumption of electricity by the reactors and processing plant as well as the production by the system is explicitly included. The synergetics of fast-fission breeders, symbiotic fusion, hybrid fusion and spallation breeders are then investigated. The fissile and fertile inventories and power output are calculated over the system lifetime for a specific breeder power. The effects on the system inventories of varying breeder thermal power are also examined. No single breeder system is shown to consistently outperform the others.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1979
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
CTOM-42819
Reference Number:
AIX-14-721008; EDB-83-148940
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph.D.)
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; ECONOMICS; HYBRID REACTORS; ACCELERATOR BREEDERS; BREEDING; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; FUEL CYCLE CENTERS; INVENTORIES; REACTOR PHYSICS; SPALLATION; TIME DEPENDENCE; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR FUEL CONVERSION; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PHYSICS; REACTORS; 210500* - Power Reactors, Breeding
OSTI ID:
5871173
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
National Library of Canada, Ottawa K1A 0N4.
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 259
Announcement Date:
May 13, 2001

Thesis/Dissertation:

Citation Formats

Gordon, C W. Synergetics of nuclear breeding systems. Canada: N. p., 1979. Web.
Gordon, C W. Synergetics of nuclear breeding systems. Canada.
Gordon, C W. 1979. "Synergetics of nuclear breeding systems." Canada.
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place = {Canada}
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