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Title: HELIOS: applications at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is involved in the analysis of many different types of nuclear systems. The nuclear systems that we have analyzed have included subcritical accelerator driven systems for the transmutation of waste, fusion systems, critical experiment systems, and space propulsion and power systems. We have also analyzed special purpose reactors such as the LANL Omega West reactor, production reactors, and conventional commercial light- and heavy-water reactors. Thus the systems that we analyze and the type of results desired, often vary considerably from those of a power company normally analyzing their PWR or BWR for fissile fuel burnup and production. The reactor geometries that we model are often quite complicated such as those of an RBMK or Savannah River Production Reactor. Rather than fissile fuel production and burnup, the goal of a calculation could be the production rate of some obscure isotope which has medical applications.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  2. Texas A and M University, College Station, TX (United States)
  3. Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
626470
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--97-4272; CONF-9710156--
ON: DE98003003; TRN: AD-a339 601
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15. Fuel Management System User Group meeting 1997, Budapest (Hungary), 30-31 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1997
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 66 PHYSICS; H CODES; RARE GASES; PRODUCTION; VALIDATION; WASTE PROCESSING; HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTORS; OWR REACTOR; PWR TYPE REACTORS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; TRANSPORT THEORY