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The Kinetics of a Coupled Two-Core Nuclear Reactor

Felix C. Difilippo, Ricardo M. Waldman

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 61 / Number 1 / September 1976 / Pages 60-71


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A model is developed to investigate the response of a coupled two-core reactor to a neutron pulse. Various coupled cores with symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations and compositions are studied. The fundamental spatial mode splits into two distinct decaying submodes. The reactivity of a coupled-core system is defined, and two methods are given for its measurement. The model is compared with results of pulsed-neutron experiments performed on a light-water-moderated, coupled, compact two-core reactor fueled with uranium of 90% 235U content and reflected by both light water and graphite in either symmetrical or asymmetrical configurations

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