skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: Study on neutronic of very small Pb - Bi cooled no-onsite refueling nuclear power reactor (VSPINNOR)

A conceptual design study on Very Small Pb-Bi No-Onsite Refueling Cooled Nuclear Reactor (VSPINNOR) with Uranium nitride fuel using MCNPX program has been performed. In this design the reactor core is divided into three regions with different enrichment. At the center of the core is laid fuel without enrichment (internal blanket). While for the outer region using fuel enrichment variations. VSPINNOR fast reactor was operated for 10 years without refueling. Neutronic analysis shows optimized result of VSPINNOR has a core of 50 cm radius and 100 cm height with 300 MWth thermal power output at 60% fuel fraction that can be operated 18 years without refueling or fuel shuffling.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Laboratory of Nuclear and Biophysics, Department of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia and Laboratory of Atom and Nuclear, Department of Physics, Diponegoro University, Jl. Prof. Soedarto, S.H., Tembala (Indonesia)
  2. Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bandung Institute of Technology (Ganesha 10 Bandung, Indonesia) (Indonesia)
  3. Center for Reactor Technology and Nuclear Safety, National Nuclear Energy Agency, Kawasan Puspiptek, Gedung No. 80, Serpong, Tangerang 15310 (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22307874
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1615; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICANSE 2013: 4. international conference on advances in nuclear science and engineering, Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia), 16-19 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BREEDING BLANKETS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; DESIGN; FAST REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; M CODES; REACTOR CORES; VARIATIONS