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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.
Shefali Bajpai, Tushar Roy, Nirmal Ray, Yogesh Kashyap, Mayank Shukla, Tarun Patel, Amar Sinha
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 181 | Number 3 | November 2015 | Pages 361-367
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE14-137
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The reactivity measurement in a subcritical assembly using the area ratio method is affected by the detector location and needs to be corrected for spatial dependence. One of the approaches to calculate the spatial correction factor is based on steady-state numerical simulation as proposed by Bell and Glasstone. This paper discusses the evaluation of the spatial correction factor for the BRAHMMA (BeO Reflected And HDPe Moderated Multiplying Assembly) subcritical assembly, India. The factors have been used to correct experimentally measured reactivity values from the area ratio method at different locations inside the core.