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NEUTRONIC CALCULATIONS IN CORE CONVERSION OF THE  IAN-R1 RESEARCH  REACTOR  FROM  MTR HEU TO TRIGA LEU FUEL .

José A. Sarta F.

Distrital University Francisco José  de Caldas, Colombia.

Luis A. Castiblanco B.

ABSTRACT

With cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), neutronic calculations were carried out for conversion of the IAN-R1 Reactor from MTR-HEU fuel to TRIGA-LEU fuel. In order to establish a staff for neutronic calculation at the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares y Energías Alternativas (INEA) a program was established. This program included training, acquisition of hardware, software and calculation for the core  with MTR-HEU fuel , enriched nominally to 93% and calculation for several arrangements  with the TRIGA-LEU fuel, enriched to 19.7%. The results were verified and compared with several groups of calculation at the Instituto  Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) in Mexico, and General Atomics (GA) in United States. As a result of this program, several technical reports have been wrote.


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Contact:
Mr. José Antonio Sarta Fuentes
Physicist
Universidad Distrital Francisco José De Caldas
A.A. 146186
Bogotá D.C. Columbia
Phone:  +57 (1) 295-7199
E-mail:  jsarta@andinet.com

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