Calculation evaluation of multiplying properties of LWR with thorium fuel

I. V. Shamanin, V. M. Grachev, V. V. Knyshev, S. V. Bedenko, N. G. Novikova

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Abstract

The results of multiplying properties design research of the unit cell and LWR fuel assembly with the high temperature gas-cooled thorium reactor fuel pellet are presented in the work. The calculation evaluation showed the possibility of using thorium in LWR effectively. In this case the amount of fissile isotope is 2.45 times smaller in comparison with the standard loading of LWR. The research and numerical experiments were carried out using the verified accounting code of the program MCU5, modern libraries of evaluated nuclear data and multigroup approximations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012030
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume781
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
EventInternational Conference for Young Scientists, Specialists, and Postgraduates on Nuclear Reactor Physics 2016, ICNRP 2016 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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