Analysis of accidents and abnormal transients of a high breeding fast reactor cooled by supercritical-pressure light water

Rui Guo, Akifumi Yamaji, Yoshiaki Oka

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    Abstract

    A high breeding core of supercritical water cooled fast reactor (Super FBR) is designed with the tightly packed fuel assembly for obtaining a high breeding ratio with negative void reactivity. The coolant volume fraction is substantially smaller than that of the tight lattice fuel assembly in Super FRs. The present study conducted the safety analysis of this reactor for the abnormal transients and accidents at supercritical pressure. The safety system and safety criteria are similar to those of Super FRs. The accident "control rod ejection" gives the highest fuel cladding temperature and the highest peak pressure, although which are still within the limit of safety criteria. The overall results show that all the safety criteria are satisfied at the selected events.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)228-238
    Number of pages11
    JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
    Volume295
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 15

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Waste Management and Disposal

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