Engineering feasibility of the beam window is one of the design issues in the accelerator-driven system (ADS). This study aims to perform the coupled analysis for the feasible beam window concept. To mitigate the design condition, namely to reduce the required proton beam current, subcriticality adjustment rod (SAR) was installed to the ADS core. The burnup analysis was performed for the ADS core with SAR and the results indicated that the maximum proton beam current during the burnup cycle was reduced from 20 to 13.5 mA.

Based on the burnup analysis result, the coupled analysis; particle transport, thermal hydraulics and structural analyses, was performed. As the final result, the following design; the hemisphere shape, the outer radius = 180 mm, the thickness at the top of the beam window = 1.5 mm, and the factor of safety for the buckling = 3.8, was presented. The buckling pressure was almost same as the previous one and more feasible beam window concept was presented through this study.

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