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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Transient Systems and Analysis|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
PRELIMINARY POWER TRANSIENT ANALYSIS OF THE SUPER FR WITH AXIALLY HETEROGENEOUS CORE
Waseda University 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Published online: 22 February 2021
The Super FR is one of the SuperCritical Water cooled Reactor (SCWR) concepts with once-through direct cycle plant system. Recently, new design concept of axially heterogeneous core has been proposed, which consists of multiple layers of MOX and blanket fuels. To clarify the safety performance during power transient, safety analyses have been conducted for uncontrolled control rod (CR) withdrawal and CR ejection at full power. RELAP/SCDAPSIM code was used for the safety analysis. The results show that the peak cladding surface temperature (PCST) is high in the upper MOX fuel layer. It is also shown that axial temperature gradient of cladding greatly increases in a short period. Suppressing such large temperature gradient may be a design issue for the axially heterogeneous core from the viewpoint of ensuring fuel integrity.
Key words: Axially heterogeneous core / Super FR / Power transient / RELAP/SCDAPSIM
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