Taking the large commercial pressurized water reactor and its mature fuel assembly as reference, this paper has analyzed economic performance of two accident tolerant fuel (ATF) designs based on once-through fuel cycle. The results show that the fuel cycle costs of both AT F designs have grown due to application of BeO powder, which is expensive. In order to reach the same electric cost as that of the referred fuel assembly, burn-up of these two AT F designs should be enhanced to 51323MWd/tU and 52054MWd/tU respectively.
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Fuel Cycle Economy of Accident Tolerant Fuel Assemblies
Duoting, X, Tong, L, & Heng, H. "Fuel Cycle Economy of Accident Tolerant Fuel Assemblies." Proceedings of the 2018 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 3: Nuclear Fuel and Material, Reactor Physics, and Transport Theory. London, England. July 22–26, 2018. V003T02A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE26-81384
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