ELORA: THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR FUEL SIMULATION


41th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2017 June 05

Presented at:
41th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2017 June 05
Location:
Niagara Falls, ON Canada
Session Title:
Student Posters, Wine-&-Cheese Reception

Authors:
K. Ansilio (McMaster University)
J. Luxat (McMaster University)
  

Abstract

ELORA is a simulation written in MATLAB used to deploy reactors and satisfy Canada’s power requirements. With PWRs and CANDUs in mind, ELORA calculates the levelized cost of electricity and the amount of spent fuel per year for each breed while calculating the separation capacity needed to feed the PWRs. The amount of spent PWR fuel that can be reprocessed into MOX fuel for future PWR cycles is also calculated. ELORA utilizes a graphical user interface that allows the user to easily change the starting conditions of the simulator.

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