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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.
Volkan Seker, Haining Zhou, Thomas J. Downar
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 6 | June 2020 | Pages 805-824
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1703464
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The Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) was designed in the late 1950s to test nuclear fuels and materials under extreme conditions and has been recently restarted by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide the transient test capability to evaluate the performance of innovative nuclear fuels under accident conditions. Benchmark experiment data are required to support the operation of TREAT and to validate the computational analyses necessary to design and evaluate the experiments. Therefore, in this paper, benchmark problems based on the minimum critical (MC) core and M8 Power Calibration Experiment (M8CAL) core of TREAT were developed and analyzed using the Monte Carlo code Serpent. The eigenvalue, temperature coefficient, and flux distributions for both the MC core and the M8CAL cores were calculated and compared to the experimental data. All the calculated values compared well to the experimental data, and both problems were subsequently approved as International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project benchmarks.