Computational study of important parameters in deep burn modular helium reactor

Di Yun, Thomas A. Patten, Bei Ye, James F Stubbins

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Abstract

We performed incineration capability modeling on the General Atomics Deep Burn Modular Helium Reactor design (DB-MHR) loaded with fuel manufactured from LWR waste. This paper focuses on several critical neutronic features of the fuel cycle such as neutron spectrums, one-group capture and fission cross-sections and fission to capture ratios of Pu-239. Their impacts on total transmutation capability of the reactor are studied. Different axial shuffling strategies are analyzed. The spatial self-shielding effect is also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics
Volume2006
StatePublished - 2006
EventPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 10 2006Sep 14 2006

Other

OtherPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period9/10/069/14/06

Keywords

  • Axial shuffling
  • Self-shielding effect
  • Transmutation ratio
  • TRISO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yun, D., Patten, T. A., Ye, B., & Stubbins, J. F. (2006). Computational study of important parameters in deep burn modular helium reactor. In PHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics (Vol. 2006)