Physics design of the upgraded TREAT reactor [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1980. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 14 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- With the deferral of the Safety Test Facility (STF), the TREAT Upgrade (TU) reactor has assumed a lead role in the US LMFBR safety test program for the foreseeable future. The functional requirements on TU require a significant enhancement of the capability of the current TREAT reactor. A design of the TU reactor has been developed that modifies the central 11 x 11 fuel assembly array of the TREAT reactor such as to provide the increased source of hard spectrum neutrons necessary to meet the functional requirements. A safety consequence of the increased demands on TU is that the self limiting operation capability of TREAT has proved unattainable, and reliance on a safety grade Plant Protection System is necessary to ensure that no clad damage occurs under postulated low-probability reactivity accidents. With that constraint, the physics design of TU provides a means of meeting the functional requirements with a high degree of confidence.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1980., "conf-800942-26", "DE81023877", ANS topical meeting on 1980 advances in reactor physics and shielding, Sun Valley, ID, USA, 14 Sep 1980., and Bhattacharyya, S.K.; Wade, D.C.; Yang, S.T.; Ulrich, A.J.; Lell, R.M.; Liaw, J.R.
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