Multi-physical Developments for Safety Related Investigations of Low Moderated Boiling Water Reactors

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Schlenker, Markus Thomas (2014)
  • Publisher: KIT, Karlsruhe
  • Subject: BWR | SWR | tight lattice | high conversion | Technology
    • ddc: ddc:600

The main objective of this dissertation is the development and optimization of a low moderated boiling water reactor (BWR) core with improved fuel utilization to be incorporated in a Gen II BWR nuclear power plant. The assessment of the new core design is done by comparing it with a full MOX BWR core design regarding neutron physical and thermal-hydraulic design and safety criteria (e.g. inherent reactivity coefficients) and different sustainability parameters (e.g. conversion ratio).
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