Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2003 International RERTR Meeting
Modeling RERTR Experimental Fuel Plates using the
S. L. Hayes and M. K.
Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83403-2528 – USA
G. L. Hofman and J.
Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439-4815 – USA
R. A. Brazener
Department of Nuclear
University, University Park, PA 16804 – USA
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.