Results 1 - 10 of 10
Results 1 - 10 of 10. Search took: 0.197 seconds
|Sort by: date | relevance|
[en] A preliminary feasibility neutronics study has been performed for HEU (UAlx) and LEU (UMo-dispersed) fuels with various combinations of burnable poisons (within-meat and outside fuel meat). Reactivity and experimental performances, control rod motion, cycle length and fuel burn up (GWD/MTU) prior to discharge are compared in order to assess the fuel utilization. Former analyses have been focused on discrete absorbers located outside the fuel meat. Feasible designs using Cd-wires in the aluminum side plates of the BR2 standard fuel element were proposed for the HEU and for the LEU fuel systems. The necessity to sheath the Cd-wires in order to avoid cadmium solubility brings some technical issues, which increases the fabrication costs. This and also the limitations to manufacture very thin wires (if needed) is the reason to investigate within-meat absorbers, similarly to the ones used in the standard BR2 fuel element. The studies presented in this paper show that the economy of the fuel cycle can be significantly improved by using gadolinium poison in a form of homogeneous mixture with the fuel meat. At the same time, the experimental performances for gadolinium are similar as for the standard poisons (boron and samarium) used in the standard BR2 HEU fuel type. The neutronics calculations are performed by the MCNP6 code. (author)
[en] The 2016 European Research Reactor Conference, RRFM, took place in Berlin, Germany. The conference programme resolved around a series of plenary sessions dedicated to the latest global developments with regards to research reactor technology and management. Parallel sessions focused on all areas of the fuel cycle of research reactors, their utilisation, operation and management as well as new research reactor projects and Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics. The European Research Reactor Conference also gave special attention to safety and security of research reactors.
[en] The Conference covers topics in the area of research reactor fuel handling, performance, properties, core conversion, accident analysis etc. Different types of fuels for research reactors and their behaviour are presented in details
[en] The RRFM conference is an international forum for researchers, operators and decision-makers to discuss all significant aspects of Research Reactor utilisation; in order to improve operational efficiency and fuel safety and contribute to the search for back-end solutions for spent fuel.
[en] In 2015 the European Research Reactor Conference, RRFM, took place in Bucharest, Romania. The conference programme resolved around a series of plenary sessions dedicated to the latest global developments with regards to research reactor technology and management. Parallel sessions focused on all areas of the fuel cycle of research reactors, their utilisation, operation and management as well as new research reactor projects and Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics. The European Research Reactor Conference also gave special attention to safety and security of research reactors
[en] The RRFM conference is an international forum for researchers, operators and decision-makers to discuss all significant aspects of Research Reactor utilisation. In order to improve operational efficiency and fuel safety and contribute to the search for back-end solutions for spent fuel
[en] In 2012 RRFM, the European Research Reactor Conference will be jointly organised with IGORR, the International Group Operating Research Reactors. This will allow offering engineers and specialised nuclear researchers the chance to focus on the latest technological developments in the field of nuclear research reactors. The conference programme will revolve around a series of Plenary Sessions dedicated to the latest global developments with regards to research reactor technology and management systems, parallel sessions that focused on specific research projects and initiatives. (authors)
[en] The European Nuclear Conference (ENC) is the get-together for the international nuclear industry and science community. ENC 2014 provides a platform for the nuclear science community to share their experience and to learn about the latest developments going on in nuclear research and their practical applications. It will furthermore exploit synergy among scientists, industry representatives, policy-makers and citizens on wider societal issues that impact upon how the nuclear science community carries out its work. The conference programme covers the following areas: Plant operations and safety; Education, training and knowledge management; The fuel cycle; Reactor technologies; New Build; End of Use management; Life science applications; Non-power applications; Nuclear in the civil society
[en] The European Nuclear Conference-ENC is the largest international conference of its kind on the European event calendar. This European Nuclear Society-ENS event has a multidisciplinary approach, looking at nuclear science and technology in energy production, non-power industrial and life science applications. ENC 2012 will be a unique networking event for scientists, nuclear industry representatives and policy makers, who can consider and discuss ideas and innovations that will drive the technological developments of the future. The European Nuclear Conference is known for the high standard of papers presented. Key themes of ENC 2012 will include state-of-the-art research and development in areas such as: Reactor technologies, The fuel cycle, Plant operations, New Build, End of Use management, Life science applications, Non-power industrial applications, Education, training and knowledge management, Nuclear in the civil society. (authors)
[en] The 2011 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants depicts the recent evolution in reactor physics, thermal-hydraulics, materials, operation and maintenance, safety and licensing of NPP. The fuel cycle and waste management strategies are intimately part of the overall picture raising near term deployment stakes such as environment, public acceptance and non-proliferation issues. Also, the long term sustainability challenges are emphasized through the many alternative designs including innovative fast reactors concepts and dedicated non-electrical systems. The papers are organized into 10 issues: -) water-cooled reactor programs, -) high temperature gas-cooled reactors, -) LMFR and innovative reactor programs, -) operation, performance and reliability management, -) plant safety assessment and regulatory issues, -) reactor physics and analysis, -) thermal hydraulics analysis and testing, -) fuel cycle and waste management, -) materials and structural issues, -) nuclear energy and global environment, -) deployment and cross-cutting issues, -) plant licensing and international regulatory issues, and -) 5. European nuclear education network PhD event