Simple procedure for determining implications of design changes on fast reactor fuel cycle cost and breeding performance [electronic resource].
- Troy, N.Y. : Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Nuclear Engineering, 1979.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 6 : digital, PDF file
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- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Nuclear Engineering
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Recently, analytical sensitivity methods has been applied to obtain fuel cycle cost implications of data uncertainties. To perform exposure dependent sensitivity analysis without repeating expensive spectrum calculations, simple correlations of the spectrum averaged cross sections (SAXS) were constructed. The correlation coefficients were obtained by fitting the SAXS calculated by direct methods over a wide range of LMFBR core designs. In this paper the procedure has been extended to study sensitivity of fuel cycle cost and breeding ratio to design variation. The method involves using the correlations to construct both the SAXS and the sensitivity coefficients. Composition dependent correlations have been found to be accurate for the core while both composition and position have to be included in analysing the blanket.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
ANS annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 3 Jun 1979.
Becker, M.; Badruzzaman, A.
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