Conference Proceedings Paper
A Controllability Study of TRUMOX Fuel for Load Following Operations in a CANDU-900 Reactor
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2012 June 12
David Trudell (McMaster University )
Using a core model of a generic CANDU-900 reactor in RFSP-IST, load following simulations have been performed to assess the controllability of the reactor due to Xenon transients. Week long load following simulations have been performed with daily power cycles 12 hours in duration. Simulations have shown that Natural Uranium fuel can be safely cycled between 100 and 90% Full Power without adjuster rod movement while TRUMOX fuel can be safely cycled between 100 and 85% Full Power.
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