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2006 International RERTR Meeting

Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting

Calculation Studies To Substantiate Trial of Pilot Low-Enriched FAs
in the WWR-K Reactor (*)

F. Arinkin, P. Chakrov, L. Chekushina, Sh. Gizatulin, K Kadyrzhanov,
S. Koltochnik, V.Nasonov, N. Romanova, A.Taliev, Zh. Zhotabaev, Zh. Zhumadilova

The Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources,
The Institute of Nuclear Physics affiliated to the Kazakhstan National Nuclear Center
1 Ibragimov str., 050032 Almaty – Kazakhstan


Calculation studies are carried out to substantiate the WWR-K reactor conversion to low-enriched fuel (20%). Calculations support possibility to create in the WWR-K reactor core the conditions required for testing pilot FAs. Appropriate heat-hydraulic calculations are performed. Real operation cycles needed to achieve the average 60-% burnup are found with the computer code MCU-REA [1]. The determined reactor core characteristics show that the fuel test won’t be an obstacle for other irradiation activities.

(*) Work was carried out with financial support from NTI.

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