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High conversion TH-U fuel cycle for current generation of PWRS

Baldova, D and Fridman, E and Shwageraus, E (2016) High conversion TH-U fuel cycle for current generation of PWRS. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 2476-2488..

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This paper summarizes the results of a feasibility study on high conversion (HC) Th-U233 fuel cycle for current generation of PWRs. The paper covers a number of aspects associated with the use of HC Th-U fuel in PWRs including: 1) description of a proposed HC seed-blanket Th-U233 fuel assembly design; 2) discussion on a feasible way of generating U233; 3) evaluation of neutronic characteristics and conversion performance of the HC Th-U fuel by accounting for the evolution of U isotopic composition with the number of recycle stages; 4) assessment of HC Th-U PWR core performance is through 3D full core coupled neutronic and T-H analysis; 5) estimation of potential savings in available resources that can be achieved by using HC Th-U fuel cycle as compared to the current fuel cycle practices are evaluated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:39
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 07:46