Optimization of the Fuel Assembly for the Canadian Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11


Presented at:
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2013 June 11
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Conference Session

Authors:
Corey French (Royal Military College of Canada)
Paul K Chan (Royal Military College of Canada)
Hugues Bonin (Royal Military College of Canada)
  

Abstract

A parametric optimization of the Canadian Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor (SCWR) lattice geometry and fresh fuel content is performed in this work. With the potential to improve core physics and performance, significant gains to operating and safety margins could be achieved through slight progressions. The fuel performance codes WIMS-AECL and SERPENT are used to calculate performance factors, and use them as inputs to an optimization algorithm.

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