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The blossoming of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada
The United States and Canadian nuclear industries used to be an example of how two independent teams of engineers facing an identical problem—making electricity from uranium—could come up with completely different answers. In the 1950s, Canada began designing a reactor with tubes, heavy water, and natural uranium, while in the U.S. it was big pots of light water and enriched uranium.
But 80 years later, there is a remarkable convergence. The North American push for a new generation of nuclear reactors, mostly small modular reactors (SMRs), is becoming binational, with U.S. and Canadian companies seeking markets and regulatory certification on both sides of the border and in many cases sourcing key components in the other country.
Saam Yasseri, Farzad Rahnema
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 176 | Number 3 | March 2014 | Pages 292-311
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE13-9
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In this paper, a new spatial homogenization method in transport theory is developed that reproduces the heterogeneous solution by using conventional flux-weighted homogenized cross sections. By introducing an additional source term via an auxiliary cross section, the resulting homogeneous transport equation becomes consistent with the heterogeneous equation, enabling easy implementation into existing solution methods/codes. This new method utilizes on-the-fly rehomogenization, performed at the assembly level, to correct for the effect of core environment on the homogenized cross sections. The method is derived in general geometry and continuous energy and implemented and tested in fine-group one-dimensional slab geometries typical of boiling water reactor and gas-cooled reactor cores. The test problems include two single-assembly and four-core configurations.