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Core and Fuel Design (From Mechanism to Structure)

  • Nobuo NakaeEmail author
  • Toshikazu Takeda
  • Hiroyuki Ohshima
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Part of the An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering book series (ACNE, volume 8)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the procedure and basic concept of nuclear design, thermal hydraulic design, and plant dynamics analysis. The outline of reactor physics and thermal hydraulic engineering are also introduced in the first half of this chapter, and fuel design follows. Fuel irradiation behavior, trend of fuel design, and fuel technical standards are introduced as parts of fuel design. The development of cladding for the improvement of fuel burnup and reliability, fuel physical property measurement, and fuel irradiation testing are introduced as fuel development topics in the second half of this chapter.

Keywords

Fuel Assembly Fuel Pellet Fission Cross Section Coolant Flow Rate Plutonium Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Nakae
    • 1
    Email author
  • Toshikazu Takeda
    • 2
  • Hiroyuki Ohshima
    • 3
  1. 1.Nuclear Regulation AuthorityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.University of FukuiFukuiJapan
  3. 3.Japan Atomic Energy AgencyIbarakiJapan

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