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Title: Transient Safety Analysis of Fast Spectrum TRU Burning LWRs with Internal Blankets

The objective of this proposal was to perform a detailed transient safety analysis of the Resource-Renewable BWR (RBWR) core designs using the U.S. NRC TRACE/PARCS code system. This project involved the same joint team that has performed the RBWR design evaluation for EPRI and therefore be able to leverage that previous work. And because of their extensive experience with fast spectrum reactors and parfait core designs, ANL was also part the project team. The principal outcome of this project was the development of a state-of-the-art transient analysis capability for GEN-IV reactors based on Monte Carlo generated cross sections and the US NRC coupled code system TRACE/PARCS, and a state-of-the-art coupled code assessment of the transient safety performance of the RBWR.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1183894
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP--11-3152
11-3152; TRN: US1500408
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; TRANSIENTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; DESIGN; MONTE CARLO METHOD; CROSS SECTIONS; EVALUATION; PERFORMANCE; PROPOSALS; FAST NEUTRONS; FISSION; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; REACTOR CORES; BREEDING BLANETS