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Thermal-hydraulic design of high conversion type core of FLWR

Kobayashi, Noboru; Onuki, Akira; Okubo, Tsutomu; Uchikawa, Sadao

A thermal-hydraulic design of the high-conversion (HC) type core of the innovative water reactor for flexible fuel cycle (FLWR) was constructed. HC-FLWR is required to proceed to the breeder type of FLWR with no change of any reactor systems. Although tightness of the fuel pin arrangement is significantly different between the two types of cores, the natural circulation cooling is adopted in both cores. TRAC analyses were performed under the condition that chimney length for natural circulation and the setting of the inlet orifice were common to the both types of cores. Form loss coefficients of lower tie-plate were differently set to control the natural circulation flow rate and feed water temperature were adjusted to realize preferable value of average void fraction of HC-FLWR core. The analyses showed that both types of the FLWR could be cooled by the same reactor system.

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