The calculation of uranium metallic Fuel (U-10%wtZr) cell with helium coolant using SRAC 2K6

PUTRI, SUCI CLAUDIA and Ariani, Menik and Royani, Idha and Arsali, Arsali and Monado, Fiber (2021) The calculation of uranium metallic Fuel (U-10%wtZr) cell with helium coolant using SRAC 2K6. IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series, 2126. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1742-6588E-ISSN:1742-6596

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In this study, pin-shaped natural metallic uranium fuel cells with a diameter of 1.4 cm were designed with and without enrichment of 2-10% by using helium as a coolant. The calculations were conducted by using SRAC software and the results show that the greater the enrichment level, the more significant the value of the infinite-multiplication-factor (kinf), meanwhile the conversion ratio is smaller. Basically, uranium exists in two isotopic forms namely, U-235 and U-238 which are transformed into other element such as Pu-239 when they both go through fission and transmutation reactions in the reactor core. Therefore, to obtain the optimum reactor core design, the performance information of nuclear fuel cells from the variations of burn-up time needs to be taken into consideration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC1-999 Physics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
Divisions: 08-Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science > 45201-Physics (S1)
Depositing User: Dr Idha Royani
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2023 22:39
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2023 22:39

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