CONCEPT OF A SINGLE-CIRCUIT RP WITH VESSEL TYPE SUPERCRITICAL WATER-COOLED REACTOR
The 5th International Symposium on SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors - 2011 March 13-16


Presented at:
The 5th International Symposium on SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors
2011 March 13-16
Location:
Vancouver,Canada
Session Title:
Reactor and Core Design

Authors:
Sergey Ryzhov (OKB "Gidropress")
Victor Mokhov (OKB "Gidropress")
Mihail Nikitenko (OKB "Gidropress")
Pavel Kirillov (Institutes of Physics and Power Engineering)
Alexander Chetveriko (OKB "Gidropress")
Valentin Makhin (OKB "Gidropress")
Andrey Churkin (OKB "Gidropress")
Alexander Glebov (Institutes of Physics and Power Engineering)
  

Abstract

The first thermodynamic, thermal-hydraulic and computational investigations for the Single-Circuit RP VVER-SCP were performed in SSC RF IPPE beginning in 2001. In 2006 OKB "GIDROPRESS" launched the design works and computational analyses to corroborate this innovative RP concept.  The purpose of a RP VVER-SCP is an effective electric power generation by the NPP Unit. Other key purposes of this design are a rise in the breeding factor and a reduction in the natural uranium consumption for effective application of VVER-SCP in the closed nuclear fuel cycle. The description will be given for the concept of single-circuit RP VVER-SCP with vessel type supercritical water-cooled reactor. Two versions of coolant flowing in the core will be considered: single-pass and two-pass flowing. Results of neutron-physics and thermal-hydraulic calculations will be presented. The description of the structure of safety systems will be given. Problematic issues of VVER-SCP will be listed.

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