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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.
Katrien Van Tichelen, Graham Kennedy, Fabio Mirelli, Alessandro Marino, Antonio Toti, Davide Rozzia, Edoardo Cascioli, Steven Keijers, Philippe Planquart
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 150-163
Critical Review | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1614803
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is at the forefront of heavy liquid-metal (HLM) nuclear technology worldwide with the development of the Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA) accelerator-driven system. MYRRHA is a flexible fast-spectrum pool-type research reactor cooled by lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) and has been identified as the European Technology Pilot Plant for the lead-cooled fast reactor. Given the innovative nature of MYRRHA, the project is currently going through a prelicensing phase. The MYRRHA research and development (R&D) program is driven by this prelicensing process and aims to fill the existing gaps in knowledge with respect to LBE chemistry, material behavior, fuel behavior, instrumentation, and HLM thermal hydraulics. In this critical review we present selected topics from the R&D program on HLM thermal hydraulics that are essential for the design, engineering, and safety analysis of MYRRHA and other HLM-cooled reactors. The topics addressed include turbulent heat transfer in HLM, fuel assembly thermal hydraulics and flow-induced vibrations, control rod hydrodynamics, primary heat exchanger pool and integral system thermal hydraulics, sloshing, and multiphysics modeling.