Influence of void fraction in the power distribution for a GE-12 fuel assembly

S. J. Castillo, G. A. Vargas, E. Del Valle Gallegos

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Analysis of the influence of void fraction distribution is very important to learn about the fission process and heat produced by the fuel assembly, here in this study several void fraction (VF) values along different burnup values have been considered in order to observe their influence in power distribution, uranium consumption, neutron flux andbehaviour for a GE-12 fuel assembly. For this study, burnups up to 60 MWd/kg and VF values up to 0.8 were considered setting the uranium enrichment at 3.5 weight percent at the start of every VF scenario, results show that higher void fractions reduce the thermal flux decreasing thermal fission and limiting heat production.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo012051
PublicaciónJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volumen792
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 8 mar. 2017
Publicado de forma externa
Evento8th International Congress of Engineering Physics - Merida, Yucatan, México
Duración: 7 nov. 201611 nov. 2016

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