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Title: The MIRTE Experimental Program: An Opportunity to Test Structural Materials in Various Configurations in Thermal Energy Spectrum

The MIRTE (Materials in Interacting and Reflecting configurations, all Thicknesses) program was established to answer the needs of criticality safety practitioners in terms of experimental validation of structural materials and to possibly contribute to nuclear data improvement, which ultimately supports reactor safety analysis as well. MIRTE took the shape of a collaboration between the AREVA and ANDRA French industrialists and a noncommercial international funding partner such as the U.S. Department of Energy. The aim of this paper is to present the configurations of the MIRTE 1 and MIRTE 2 programs and to highlight the results of the titanium experiments recently published in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1177632
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU--15-34845
Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5639; TRN: US1500073
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Science and Engineering; Journal Volume: 178; Journal Issue: 4
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 General studies of nuclear reactors; BUILDING MATERIALS; REACTOR SAFETY; ENERGY SPECTRA; TITANIUM; CRITICALITY; MANUALS; VALIDATION; BENCHMARKS MIRTE