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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Masoomeh Ghasemi, Jaeyoo Choi, Hyun-Goo Kang, Hyunchul Ju
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 404-414
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1712994
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of design parameters for the scale-up of the depleted uranium (DU) bed. The actual DU bed chosen for this study has a DU loading of 1.86 kg for a tritium capacity of 70 g and is cylindrical in shape and equipped with copper foam to enhance internal heat transfer. Based on the reference DU bed geometry, three different scale-up bed geometries to increase the amount of DU loading up to 9.3 kg were designed under different aspect ratios for comparison purposes and simulated using a three-dimensional transient DU hydride model developed in our previous studies. The simulation results are compared in terms of the evolution of the DU hydride temperature and H/U atomic ratio during the DU hydriding process. This study helps to identify key design parameters (e.g., it is critical to scale up the DU bed geometry).