Transfer of the VVR-K Research Reactor to Low-Enrichment Uranium Fuel as a Basis for the Development and Adoption of VVR-KN Fuel Assemblies
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The results of development work and reactor tests of VVR-KN fuel assemblies for transferring the VVR-K research reactor to low-enrichment fuel are presented. The characteristics of VVR-Ts and VVR-KN fuel assemblies as well as the VVR-K reactor loaded with low- and high-enrichment fuel are compared. The VVR-K characteristics improved upon switching to VVR-KN fuel assemblies with low-enrichment fuel.
KeywordsFuel Element Fuel Assembly Research Reactor Water Volume Fraction 235U Content
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