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2003 International RERTR Meeting

Modeling RERTR Experimental Fuel Plates using the PLATE Code

S. L. Hayes and M. K. Meyer

Nuclear Technology Division
Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83403-2528 USA

G. L. Hofman and J. L. Snelgrove

Nuclear Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439-4815 USA

R. A. Brazener

Department of Nuclear Engineering
Penn State University, University Park, PA 16804 USA


Modeling results using the PLATE dispersion fuel performance code are presented for the U-Mo/Al experimental fuel plates from the RERTR-1, ‑2, -3 and -5 irradiation tests. Agreement of the calculations with experimental data obtained in postirradiation examinations of these fuels, where available, is shown to be good. Use of the code to perform a series of parametric evaluations highlights the sensitivity of U-Mo dispersion fuel performance to fabrication variables, especially fuel particle shape and size distributions.

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