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Spent Fuel Canister Criticality Safety Calculation in Groundwater Immersion Accident

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Siyuan Wu, Bo Yang, Hexi Wu, Qianglin Wei, Yibao Liu

East China Institute of Technology, Nanchang, JiangXi, China

Paper No. ICONE22-30978, pp. V004T08A016; 4 pages
  • 2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 4: Radiation Protection and Nuclear Technology Applications; Fuel Cycle, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Coupled Codes; Reactor Physics and Transport Theory
  • Prague, Czech Republic, July 7–11, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4594-3
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


This paper studies the KBS-3 spent fuel canister criticality safety issue in the event of a groundwater penetration accident. First, the study calculates the composition of the PWR spent fuel assemblies by using MCBURN software, and the coupling of the MCNP and ORIGEN 2.1 computer codes. Then, with the help of Isotope Generation and Depletion Code, it calculates the composition of various types of actinides and their daughters for 100,000 years. Finally, the above calculation results are used in MCNP5 to calculate the effective multiplication factor keff of the canister for different degrees of groundwater penetration. The study finds that the maximum keff of the canister is 0.79609 in groundwater penetration accident, satisfying criticality safety standard.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME



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