Removing Fuelling Transient Using Neutron Absorbers
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13


Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
Physics-1

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

Abstract

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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