A lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE)-cooled accelerator-driven system (ADS) of 30 MeV and 0.5 mA proton beam has been simulated. The performance of this 15-kW ADS has been analyzed for three coolants (LBE, air, and water), all under variable and constant heat loads using the thermal hydraulic code RELAP5/Mod4.0. Steady-state simulation results for temperature of coolants match the reported design values within 3.2% of relative error. The effect of variation of mass flow rate on power extraction has also been evaluated for the three coolants, namely, LBE, air, and water.

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