Fuel Cycle Design and Analysis of SABR: Subrcritical Advanced Burner Reactor

by Sommer, Christopher

Abstract (Summary)
Various fuel cycles for a sodium-cooled, subcritical, fast reactor with a fusion neutron source for the transmutation of light water reactor spent fuel have been analyzed. All fuel cycles were 4-batch, and all but one were constrained by a total fuel residence time consistent with a 200 dpa clad and structure materials damage limit. The objective of this study was to achieve greater than 90% burn up of the transuranics from the spent fuel.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:hertel, nolan; van Rooijen, Wilfred; Stacey, Weston

School:Georgia Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:mechanical engineering


Date of Publication:07/11/2008

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