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Abstract

The standard HEU fuel cycle characteristics are compared with those of several different LEU fuel cycles in the new vessel configuration. The primary design goals were to provide similar reactivity performance and neutron flux profiles with a minimal increase in 235-U loading. The fuel cycle advantages of Cd burnable absorbers over 10-B are presented. The LEU fuel cycle requirements were calculated also for an extended 32 day cycle and for a reload batch size reduction from six to five standard elements for the standard 26 day cycle. The effects of typical in-core experiments upon neutron flux profiles and fuel loading requirements are also presented.

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Authors: DEEN J R, JRC PETTEN, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ILLINOIS (USA);SNELGROVE J L JRC PETTEN, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ILLINOIS (USA), JRC PETTEN, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ILLINOIS (USA)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON REDUCED ENRICHMENT FUEL FOR RESEARCH REACTORS, OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS (USA), OCT. 15-17, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31861 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123033600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en