E3S Web Conf.
Volume 108, 2019Energy and Fuels 2018
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||05 July 2019|
Thorium based fuel loading pattern for PWR reactor
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, Department of Nuclear Energy, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Krakow, Poland
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The Monte Carlo Continuous Energy Burnup Code was used for numerical simulations of the pressurized water reactor (PWR) with mixed U-Th fuel. The thorium fuel was introduce to the core of the Westinghouse 4-loop PWR in order to investigate the time evolutions of fissile 233U, 235U, 239Pu, 241Pu and of fertile 232Th and 238U. The core loading pattern was designed using the Whole Assembly Seed and Blanket (WASB) approach. The following calculations show the feasibility of the proposed incore fuel management patter using the available numerical tools, developed numerical model and methods.
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