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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 National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439-4815

J.A. Hendriks, P.J.M. Thijssen, and F.J. Wijtsma
Nuclear Research and consultancy Group
Petten, The Netherlands


Design and 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.

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