The aim of the supercritical water reactor-fuel qualification test (SCWR-FQT) Euratom-China collaborative project is to design an experimental facility for qualification of fuel for the supercritical water-cooled reactor. The facility is intended to be operated in the LVR-15 research reactor in the Czech Republic. The pressure tube of the FQT facility encloses four fuel rods that will operate in similar conditions to the evaporator of the HPLWR reactor. This article deals with the three-dimensional (3D) coupled neutronic-thermohydraulic steady-state and transient analysis of LVR-15 with the fueled loop. Conservatively calculated enveloping parameters (e.g., reactivity coefficients) were determined for the safety analysis. The control rod withdrawal analysis of the FQT facility with and without reactor SCRAM was carried out with the KIKO3D-ATHLET-coupled dynamic code.
Control Rod Withdrawal Analysis of the Supercritical Water Reactor-Fuel Qualification Test Facility in the LVR-15 Research Reactor
Manuscript received April 1, 2015; final manuscript received June 17, 2015; published online December 9, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Thomas Schulenberg.
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Maráczy, C., Hegyi, G., Trosztel, I., and Temesvári, E. (December 9, 2015). "Control Rod Withdrawal Analysis of the Supercritical Water Reactor-Fuel Qualification Test Facility in the LVR-15 Research Reactor." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. January 2016; 2(1): 011004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030933
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