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New market opened up by advanced nuclear reactors (Chapter 3, 4, 5, 7)

Kamide, Hideki; Kawasaki, Nobuchika; Hayafune, Hiroki; Kubo, Shigenobu; Chikazawa, Yoshitaka; Maeda, Seiichiro; Sagayama, Yutaka; Nishihara, Tetsuo; Sumita, Junya; Shibata, Taiju; et al.

Jisedai Genshiro Ga Hiraku Atarashii Shijo; NSA/Commentaries, No.28, p.14 - 36, 2023/10

Developments of next generation nuclear reactors, e.g., Fast Reactor, and High Temperature Gas cooled Reactor, are in progress. They can contribute to markets of electricity and industrial heat utilization in the world including Japan. Here, current status of reactor developments in Japan and also situation in the world are summarized, especially for activities of Generation IV International Forum (GIF), developments of Fast Reactor and High Temperature Gas cooled Reactor in Japan, and SMR movements in the world.

Journal Articles

Chapter 5, Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFRs)/ Chapter 12, Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) concepts in Japan

Kubo, Shigenobu; Chikazawa, Yoshitaka; Ohshima, Hiroyuki; Kamide, Hideki

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition, p.173 - 194, 2023/03

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition is a fully revised and updated comprehensive resource on the latest research and advances in generation IV nuclear reactor concepts. Editor Igor Pioro and his team of expert contributors have updated every chapter to reflect advances in the field since the first edition published in 2016. JAEA contributes to Chapter 5; Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) and Chapter 12; Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) concepts in Japan. Major characteristics and current technology developments including safety enhancement were described in Chapter 5. Chapter 12 shows design activities of SFR. Innovative technology developments, and update of the Japan sodium-cooled fast reactor design with lessons learned from the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident.

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Development of safety design criteria and safety design guidelines for Generation IV sodium-cooled fast reactors

Futagami, Satoshi; Kubo, Shigenobu; Sofu, T.*; Ammirabile, L.*; Gauthe, P.*

Proceedings of International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety; Strengthening Safety of Evolutionary and Innovative Reactor Designs (TIC 2022) (Internet), 10 Pages, 2022/10

Journal Articles

GIF risk and safety working group; Application of the ISAM methodology to Gen-IV nuclear systems

Okano, Yasushi; Ammirabile, L.*; Sofu, T.*

2018 GIF Symposium Proceedings (Internet), p.253 - 262, 2020/05

GIF ISAM (Integrated Safety Assessment Methodology) includes five analytical tools (i.e. QSR, PIRT, OPT, DPA, PSA) and it is intended that each tool be used to answer specific safety-related questions with different levels of detail during various design stages and the ISAM as a whole offers flexibility and a graded approach to analyse technical issues of complex system architectures. Although each tool can be selected for individual and exclusive use, the full value of the integrated methodology is derived from using all tools, in an iterative fashion and in combination with the others, throughout the design process. The paper describes what is ISAM and pilot examples of individual use of QSR, PIRT and OPT and also combination application of DPA-PSA.

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The Development status of Generation IV reactor systems, 7; Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR)

Kamide, Hideki; Ito, Takaya*; Kotake, Shoji*

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai-Shi ATOMO$$Sigma$$, 60(9), p.562 - 566, 2018/09

Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) have significant characteristics on sustainability as follows, highly effective utilization of Uranium resource, burning of TRU long-life nuclide, e.g., Plutonium, reduction of volume and toxicity of high level radioactive waste of spent fuels. SFRs are one of promising concepts at a step of demonstration phase of development. BN-800 in Russia has already started commercial operation. This is a great step toward the commercialization of SFRs. Russia stated that SFR entered the step of commercial use and next step was demonstration of safety and economy of SFRS by means of operation of BN-1200. Construction of a demo reactor of 600 MWe started in China. In India, operation of PFBR is planned near future and also constructions of 6 units of commercial reactors are also planned. In this report such SFR development plans of oversea countries are summarized including development status and future direction in Japan,

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The Safety design guideline development for Generation-IV SFR systems

Nakai, Ryodai

Proceedings of International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles; Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development (FR-17) (USB Flash Drive), 10 Pages, 2017/06

The GIF Safety Design Criteria Task Force (SDC TF) has been developing a set of safety design guidelines (SDG) to support practical application of SDC since the completion of the "SDC Phase I Report" that clarifies safety design requirements for Gen-IV SFR systems. The main objective of the SDG development is to assist SFR developers and vendors to utilize the SDC in their design process for improving the safety in specific topical areas including the use of inherent/passive safety features and the design measures for prevention and mitigation of severe accidents. The first report on "Safety Approach SDGs" aims to provide guidance on safety approaches covering specific safety issues on fast reactor core reactivity and on loss of heat removal. The second report on "SDGs on key Structures, Systems and Components (SSCs)" focuses on the functional requirements for SSCs important to safety; reactor core system, reactor coolant system, and containment system.

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Recent activities of the safety and operation project of the sodium-cooled fast reactor in the Generation IV International Forum

Vasile, A.*; Ren, L.*; Fanning, T.*; Tsige-Tamirat, H.*; Yamano, Hidemasa; Kang, S.-H.*; Ashurko, I.*

Proceedings of International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles; Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development (FR-17) (USB Flash Drive), 15 Pages, 2017/06

The tasks in the Safety and Operation (SO) topics are categorized into the following three work packages (WP): WP-SO-1 Methods, Models and codes is devoted to the development of tools for the evaluation of safety, WP-SO-2 Experimental Programs and Operational Experiences includes the operation, maintenance and testing experiences in experimental facilities and SFRs (e.g., Monju, Phenix, BN-600 and CEFR), and WP-SO-3 Studies of Innovative Design and Safety Systems relates to safety technologies for GEN-IV reactors such as active and passive safety systems and other specific design features. In this paper, recent activities in the SO project are described.

Journal Articles

A Trajectory generation method for mobile robot based on iterative extension-like process

Kawabata, Kuniaki

Artificial Life and Robotics, 21(4), p.500 - 509, 2016/12

In this paper, we propose a trajectory generation method for mobile robot based on iterative extension-like process. Due to use mobile robots in the real world, trajectory generation must be done depending on the faced situation on each occasion. Proposed method enables online iterative trajectory extension process based on a low-order polynomial curve named as trajectory segment. The waypoints on the existing trajectory segment and a waypoint designated every fixed interval are the constraints to trigger the trajectory extension. For maintaining the smooth continuity of the trajectory, the velocity state must be sustained at the connecting point. Resultantly, the trajectory segments are organized into a single smooth trajectory.

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Activities of the safety and operation project for the international research and development of the sodium-cooled fast reactor in the Generation IV international forum

Sakai, Takaaki; Ren, L.*; Tsige-Tamirat, H.*; Vasile, A.*; Kang, S.-H.*; Ashurko, Y.*; Fanning, T.*

Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-24) (DVD-ROM), 7 Pages, 2016/06

JAEA Reports

The States of the art of the nondestructive assay of spent nuclear fuel assemblies; A Critical review of the Spent Fuel NDA Project of the U.S. Department of Energy's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative

Bolind, A. M.*; Seya, Michio

JAEA-Review 2015-027, 233 Pages, 2015/12

JAEA-Review-2015-027.pdf:30.21MB

This report surveys the 14 advanced NDA techniques that were examined by the Spent Fuel NDA Project of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) of the U.S. DOE-NNSA. It discusses and critique NDA techniques from a view point of obtaining higher accuracies. The report shows the main problem, large uncertainties in the assay results are caused primarily by using too few independent NDAs. In this report authors shows that at least three independent NDA techniques are required for obtaining better accuracies, since the physics of the NDA of SFAs is three dimensional.

Journal Articles

Japan-France collaboration on the astrid program and sodium fast reactor

Rouault, J.*; Le Coz, P.*; Garnier, J.-C.*; Hamy, J.-M.*; Hayafune, Hiroki; Iitsuka, Toru*; Mochida, Haruo*

Proceedings of 2015 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2015) (CD-ROM), p.832 - 837, 2015/05

The French and international industrial partners already joined the project from 2010 to 2013 and many others are also effective in the Research and Development in support of ASTRID. A new partnership is now effective on both topics with Japan. This collaboration on the ASTRID Program and Sodium Fast Reactor is now fully integrated in the ASTRID program organization. In addition a specific Joint Team, CEA, AREVA, JAEA, MHI and MFBR, has been created to follow specifically Japanese contribution and develop evaluations of a common interest to orientate future work and contribute to ASTRID options confirmation and be of an interest for the future Japanese Fast Breeder reactor.

Journal Articles

ASTRID, the SFR GENIV technology demonstrator project; Where are we, where do we stand for?

Rouault, J.*; Abonneau, E.*; Settimo, D.*; Hamy, J.-M.*; Hayafune, Hiroki; Gefflot, R.*; Benard, R.-P.*; Mandement, O.*; Chauveau, T.*; Lambert, G.*; et al.

Proceedings of 2015 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2015) (CD-ROM), p.824 - 831, 2015/05

The Preconceptual Design phase of the ASTRID Project ended late 2012, the main goal was to evaluate innovative options. It is now followed by the AVP2 phase planned until the end of 2015 whose objectives are both to focus the design in order to finalize a coherent reactor outline and to finalize by December 2015 the Safety Option Report. The CEA acts as the industrial architect of the project. In 2014, Japan which participates now in the design studies and also in Research and Development in support of the ASTRID Project and VELAN are the latest partners to join the Project. The next important milestone is at the end of 2015 with the release by the Project team of a convincing and coherent Conceptual Design file.

JAEA Reports

Research and development plan for advanced high temperature gas cooled reactor fuels and graphite components (Contract research)

Sawa, Kazuhiro; Ueta, Shohei; Shibata, Taiju; Sumita, Junya; Ohashi, Jumpei; Tochio, Daisuke

JAERI-Tech 2005-024, 34 Pages, 2005/03

JAERI-Tech-2005-024.pdf:2.15MB

The Very-High-Temperature Reactor (VHTR) is one of the strong candidates for the Generation IV Nuclear Energy System. JAERI has developed Zirconium carbide (ZrC)-coated fuel particle and ZrC coating layer is expected to maintain its intactness under higher temperature and burn-up comparing conventional SiC-coating layer. JAERI carries out (1) ZrC-coating process development by large-scale coater, (2) inspection method development and (3) irradiation test and post irradiation experiment of ZrC coated particles. Also, JAERI carries out reactivity insertion tests to clarify the coating failure mechanism and tries to increase allowable temperature limit in case of reactivity insertion accident. Furthermore, JAERI develops non-destructive evaluation methods for mechanical properties of graphite components by ultrasonic testing and micro-indentation technique. This report describes these research and development plan and results of FY 2004 as a MEXT contact research.

JAEA Reports

Safety demonstration test (SR-3/S1C-3/S2C-3/SF-2) plan using the HTTR (Contract research)

Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Sakaba, Nariaki; Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi; Takada, Eiji*; Tochio, Daisuke; Owada, Hiroyuki*

JAERI-Tech 2005-015, 26 Pages, 2005/03

JAERI-Tech-2005-015.pdf:1.77MB

Safety demonstration tests using the HTTR are in progress since 2002 to verify the inherent safety features and to improve the safety design and evaluation technologies for HTGRs, as well as to contribute to not only the commercial HTGRs but also the research and development for the VHTR one of the Generation IV reactor candidates. This paper describes the reactivity insertion test (SR-3), the coolant flow reduction test by tripping of gas circulators (S1C-3/S2C-3), and the partial flow loss of coolant test (SF-2) planned in March 2005 with their detailed test method, procedure and results of pre-test analysis. From the analytical results, it was found that the negative reactivity feedback effect of the core brings the reactor power safely to a stable level without a reactor scram.

Journal Articles

Safety demonstration tests using high temperature engineering test reactor

Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi; Tachibana, Yukio; Sakaba, Nariaki; Iyoku, Tatsuo

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 233(1-3), p.301 - 308, 2004/10

 Times Cited Count:21 Percentile:77.97(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Safety demonstration tests using the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) are conducted for demonstrating inherent safety features of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs) as well as for providing core and plant transient data for validation of HTGR safety analysis codes. The safety demonstration tests are divided to the first phase and second phase tests. In the first phase tests, simulation tests of anticipated operational occurrences and anticipated transients without scram (ATWS) are conducted. The second phase tests will simulate accidents such as a depressurization accident (loss of coolant accident). The first phase tests simulating reactivity insertion events and coolant flow reduction events started in FY 2002. The first phase safety demonstration tests will continue until FY 2005, and the second phase tests will be carried out from FY 2006.

JAEA Reports

Safety demonstration test (SR-2/S2C-2/SF-1) plan using the HTTR (Contract research)

Sakaba, Nariaki; Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi; Takada, Eiji*; Saito, Kenji; Furusawa, Takayuki; Tochio, Daisuke; Tachibana, Yukio; Iyoku, Tatsuo

JAERI-Tech 2004-014, 24 Pages, 2004/02

JAERI-Tech-2004-014.pdf:1.06MB

Safety demonstration tests using the HTTR are in progress to verify the inherent safety features and to improve the safety design and evaluation technologies for HTGRs, as well as to contribute to not only the commercial HTGRs but also the research and development for the VHTR one of the Generation IV reactors. This paper describes the reactivity insertion test and coolant flow reduction test by trip of gas circulator and partial flow loss of coolant planned in 2004 with detailed test method, procedure and results of pre-test analysis. From the analytical results, it was found that the negative reactivity feedback effect of the core brings the reactor power safely to a stable level without a reactor scram.

JAEA Reports

Safety demonstration test (S1C-2/S2C-1) plan using the HTTR (Contract research)

Sakaba, Nariaki; Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Takada, Eiji*; Tachibana, Yukio; Saito, Kenji; Furusawa, Takayuki; Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi; Tochio, Daisuke; Iyoku, Tatsuo

JAERI-Tech 2003-074, 37 Pages, 2003/08

JAERI-Tech-2003-074.pdf:1.83MB

Safety demonstration tests using HTTR are now underway in order to verify the inherent safety features and to improve the safety design and evaluation technologies for HTGRs, as well as to contribute to research and development for the VHTR, which is one of the Generation IV reactors. The first phase of the safety demonstration tests includes reactivity insertion tests by means of control-rod withdrawal and coolant flow reduction tests by tripping the gas circulators. In the second phase, accident simulation tests will be conducted. This paper describes the plan of coolant flow reduction tests by tripping of gas circulators planned in August 2003 with detailed test method, procedure and results of pre-test analysis. The analysis results of the steady state and transient behaviours of the reactor and the plant of the HTTR show that in the case of a rapid decrease of the coolant flow rate, the negative reactivity feedback effect of the core brings the reactor power safely to certain stable level without a reactor scram, and that the temperature transient of the reactor core is slow.

Journal Articles

Safety demonstration test plan of HTTR; Overall program and result of coolant flow reduction test

Sakaba, Nariaki; Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Tachibana, Yukio

Proceedings of GLOBAL2003 Atoms for Prosperity; Updating Eisenhower's Global Vision for Nuclear Energy (CD-ROM), p.293 - 299, 2003/00

Safety demonstration tests using the HTTR are now underway in order to verify the inherent safety features and to improve the safety design and evaluation technologies for HTGRs, as well as to contribute to research and development for the VHTR, which is one of the Generation IV reactors. The first phase of the safety demonstration tests includes the reactivity insertion test by means of control-rod withdrawal and the coolant flow reduction test by tripping the gas circulators. The coolant flow reduction tests are simulation tests of anticipated transients without scram (ATWS). In the second phase of the safety demonstration tests, accident simulation tests will be conducted. This paper describes the plan of the overall safety demonstration tests and coolant flow reduction tests with test method, test conditions, and analytical and experimental results. From the results, it was found that the negative reactivity feedback of the core brings the reactor power safely to a stable level without a reactor scram in the case of a rapid decrease of the coolant flow rate after tripping of gas circulators.

JAEA Reports

Plan to development of ZrC-TRISO coated fuel particle and construction of ZrC coater

Ueta, Shohei; Tobita, Tsutomu*; Ino, Hiroichi*; Takahashi, Masashi*; Sawa, Kazuhiro

JAERI-Tech 2002-085, 41 Pages, 2002/11

JAERI-Tech-2002-085.pdf:2.66MB

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Self-regeneration of a Pd-perovskite catalyst for automotive emissions control

Nishihata, Yasuo; Mizuki, Junichiro; Akao, Takahiro; Tanaka, Hirohisa*; Uenishi, Mari*; Kimura, Mareo*; Okamoto, Tokuhiko*; Hamada, Noriaki*

Nature, 418(6894), p.164 - 167, 2002/07

 Times Cited Count:925 Percentile:99.82(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

no abstracts in English

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