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Framatome, Ultra Safe partner to manufacture TRISO and FCM fuel
Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear announced on January 26 that they intend to form a joint venture to manufacture commercial quantities of tristructural isotropic (TRISO) particles and Ultra Safe’s proprietary fully ceramic microencapsulated (FCM) fuel.
The companies have signed a nonbinding agreement to integrate their resources to bring commercially viable, fourth-generation nuclear fuel to market for Ultra Safe’s micro-modular reactor (MMR) and other advanced reactor designs.
S. Wang, Y. Q. Liu, X. M. Song, G. Y. Zheng, G. L. Xia, L. Li
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 4 | May 2018 | Pages 519-532
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1404416
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Systematic, multiple initial value simulations are performed for a toroidal plasma using the recently updated MARS-F code in order to understand how the resistive wall mode (RWM) can be feedback controlled in the presence of control coil voltage saturation and/or sensor noise. The former renders the control nonlinear, thus generally requiring initial value computations for toroidal plasmas. This numerical study complements and confirms the key results from a previously analytic investigation of the RWM feedback with power saturation for a cylindrical plasma [Li et al., Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 19, 012502 (2012)]. Moreover, simulation results reveal a linear trend between the maximum tolerable sensor noise level and the degree of relaxing the control coil voltage saturation requirement, up to a certain level of noise, corresponding to a noise-to-signal ratio of about 25%. Beyond this level, further relaxing the control voltage saturation limit does not lead to increased sensor noise tolerance for the RWM stabilization.