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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Show support for a Lego nuclear power plant
A creative fan of Lego—and nuclear power—has designed a nuclear power plant out of the famous building blocks and has submitted the idea to the Lego Group for possible production—but first, the idea needs the support of the public.
Tomoyuki Uwaba, Junichi Nemoto, Masahiro Ito, Ikuo Ishitani, Norihiro Doda, Masaaki Tanaka, Satoshi Ohtsuka
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 8 | August 2021 | Pages 1280-1289
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2020.1810977
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Computer codes for irradiation behavior analysis of a fuel pin and a fuel pin bundle and for coolant thermal-hydraulic analysis were coupled into an integrated code system. In the system, each code provides data required by other codes, and the analyzed results are shared among them. The system allows for the synthesizing of analyses of thermal, chemical, and mechanical behaviors in a fuel subassembly under irradiation. A test analysis was made for a fuel subassembly containing a mixed oxide fuel pin bundle irradiated in a fast reactor. The results of the analysis were presented with transverse cross-sectional images of the fuel subassembly and three-dimensional images of a fuel pin and fuel pin bundle models. For detailed evaluation, various irradiation behaviors of all fuel pins in the subassembly were analyzed and correlated with irradiation conditions.