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Design of ultralong-cycle fast reactor employing breed-and-burn strategy

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Title
Design of ultralong-cycle fast reactor employing breed-and-burn strategy
Author
Tak, TaewooLee, DeokjungKim, T. K.
Keywords
Breed and burn; Ultralong-cycle fast reactor
Issue Date
201309
Publisher
AMER NUCLEAR SOC
Citation
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, v.183, no.3, pp.427 - 435
Abstract
A new design of ultralong-cycle fast reactor (UCFR) with power rate of 1000 MW(electric) has been developed based on the strategy of breed and burn. The bottom region of the core with low-enriched uranium plays a role of igniter of the core burning and the upper natural uranium region acts as a blanket for breeding. Fissile materials are bred in the blanket and the active core moves upward at a speed of 5.0 cm/year. Through the core depletion calculation using Monte Carlo code McCARD, it is confirmed that a full-power operation of 60 years without refueling is feasible with respect to nuclear isotopics and criticality. Core performance characteristics have been evaluated in terms of axial/radial power shapes, reactivity feedback coefficients, etc. This design will serve as a base model for further design study of UCFRs using light water reactor spent fuels in the blanket region.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT13-A19430
ISSN
0029-5450
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