Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2000 International RERTR Meeting
Neutronic Feasibility Studies for
LEU Conversion of the HFR Petten Reactor
N.A. Hanan, J.R.
Deen, and J.E. Matos
Argonne, IL 60439-4815
J.A. Hendriks, P.J.M.
Thijssen, and F.J. Wijtsma
Research and consultancy Group
safety analyses to determine an optimum LEU fuel assembly design using U3Si2-Al
fuel with up to 4.8 g/cm3 for conversion of the HFR Petten reactor
were performed by the RERTR program in cooperation with the Joint Research
Centre and NRG. Credibility of the
calculational methods and models were established by comparing calculations
with recent measurements by NRG for a core configuration set up for this
purpose. This model and methodology
were then used to study various LEU fissile loading and burnable poison options
that would satisfy specific design criteria.