Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
Conceptual Neutronic Design of
an Advanced HANARO
Reactor Using the U3Si2 and U-Mo
C.G. Seo, C.S. Lee,
B.C. Lee, and H.T. Chae
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
150 Dukjin-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-353, Korea
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) is developing an Advanced HANARO Reactor (AHR) based on the HANARO experiences through its design to operation stages. AHR will be a 20 MW multi-purpose research reactor and loaded with the HANARO fuel assemblies of rod type. It uses U3Si2 dispersion fuel with a uranium density of 4.0 gU/cm3 as the reference fuel. HANARO is optionally considering a core conversion by using high density U-Mo fuel of up to 6.0 gU/cm3. This paper compares the neutronic characteristics of 4.0 gU/cm3 U3Si2 fuel and up to 6.0 gU/cm3 U-Mo fuels at the AHR core, which are under an irradiation test at HANARO. The compared parameters are the linear heat generation rate, control rod worth, cycle length and neutron flux.
Full paper in PDF format
Neutronic Design of an Advanced HANARO Reactor Using
the U3Si2 and U-Mo Fuel, C.G. Seo et al.
[PDF, 185KB, 8 pages]
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