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Framatome and USNC team up to produce TRISO fuel at Framatome facility
Framatome Inc. and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) signed an agreement on November 28 at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, France, establishing a joint venture to manufacture nuclear fuel for USNC’s gas-cooled microreactor and other advanced reactor designs. Working together, the companies plan to produce commercial quantities of TRISO fuel particles and USNC’s proprietary Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel, which contains TRISO fuel particles within a ceramic fuel pellet.
Stephen C. Wilson, Scott W. Mosher, Katherine E. Royston, Charles R. Daily, Ahmad M. Ibrahim
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 4 | November 2018 | Pages 288-302
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1483687
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Fusion energy systems present increasingly significant computational challenges as they grow in size and complexity. Once constructed, ITER will be a full-size nuclear facility with highly complicated structures and support systems, with an array of scientific equipment in close proximity to the neutron-emitting deuterium-tritium plasma. Characterization of shutdown dose rate (SDDR) distributions caused by the neutron activation of these structures is important to the final design and full-power operation of the device. This work summarizes the theoretical basis and parallel implementation of the Multi-Step Consistent Adjoint-Driven Importance Sampling (MS-CADIS) method designed specifically for highly efficient execution of multistep activation problems. Fusion SDDR benchmark problems have been solved with these new tools, and the results have been compared to experimental and other computational results to establish their validation basis.