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Preliminary Core Design of the Long Life S-CO2 Cooled Fast Reactor With 300WMth

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Baolin Liu, Hongchun Wu, Youqi Zheng, Liangzhi Cao

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Xianbao Yuan

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, ChinaChina Three Gorges University, Yichang, China

Paper No. ICONE22-30390, pp. V003T05A014; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE22-30390
From:
  • 2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Next Generation Reactors and Advanced Reactors; Nuclear Safety and Security
  • Prague, Czech Republic, July 7–11, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4593-6
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

Gas cooled fast reactors are one of the Generation 4 nuclear power plants with hard neutron spectrum and high conversion ratio. In the study a long life Supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) cooled fast reactor core design with 300 MWth is presented. Physical calculation was carried out based on Dragon and CITATION, and thermal hydraulic analysis was performed based on the single channel code. The MOX fuel was utilized in the core design, and the tube-in-duct (TID) assembly was chosen for its excellent characteristics. According to the physical and thermal hydraulic coupling calculation, the reactor in the study can be operated with 300MWth for 20Ys without shuffling or refueling. Through the core life power peaking was kept relatively low, and the fuel temperature was kept below the 1800 degree centigrade.

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