ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.51, no.9, pp.1781-1787, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor, Thorium, Minor actinides, Plutonium
Gazi University Affiliated:
Time evolution of criticality and burn-up grades of the Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor (FBNR) are investigated for alternative fuels. These are: (1) low enriched uranium, (2) weapon grade plutonium, (3) reactor grade plutonium, and (4) minor actinides in the spent fuel of light water reactors (LWRs). The criticality calculations are conducted with SCALE 5.1 using S(8)-P(3) approximation in 238 neutron energy groups with 90 groups in thermal energy region.