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Irradiation behavior analyses of oxide fuel pins for startup core of a demonstration SFR

Mizuno, Tomoyasu; Koyama, Shinichi; Kaito, Takeji; Uwaba, Tomoyuki; Tanaka, Kenya

As a swelling resistant austenitic steel, PNC316, is candidate cladding tube material of the first core of demonstration Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR). The irradiation behavior of an annular MOX fuel pin with (U,Pu) oxide fuel contained in PNC 316 cladding was evaluated by a fuel performance analysis code CEDAR developed in JAEA. The fuel temperature profiles, fuel and cladding deformation profiles, and radial temperature distribution at EOL were evaluated. Those results show that the fuel pin keeps its integrity at least up to 100 GWd/t of peak burnup.

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