Removing Fuelling Transient Using Neutron Absorbers
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2012 June 12

Presented at:
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2012 June 12
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
CNS/CNA Student Conference 2012

Stephane Paquette (Royal Military College of Canada )
Paul Chan (Royal Military College of Canada )
Hugues Bonin (Royal Military College of Canada )
Aniket Pant (Camaco Fuel Manufacturing )


Preliminary results indicate that by selecting a small amount of neutron absorber the fuelling transient, currently occurring in a CANDU 37-element fuel bundle, can be successfully removed. A parametric study using the Los Alamos National Laboratories’MCNP 5 code and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s WIMS-AECL 3.1 is presented in this paper.

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