MIT 22 06 - Reactor Designs (2 pages)

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22 06 - Engineering of Nuclear Systems

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22 06 ENGINEERING OF NUCLEAR SYSTEMS Fall 2010 Problem Set 3 Reactor Designs Reference Textbook RAK Knief R A Nuclear Engineering Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power 2nd ed La Grange Park IL ANS 2008 ISBN 9780894484582 1 RAK Chapter 7 Problem 7 9 NOTE Pick the PWR W as the representative PWR design skip the PTGR design 2 Table IV 1 in Appendix IV of the Knief textbook reports representative values of the coreaveraged power density power per unit core volume or kW L What is the main reason for the different values among the various reactor types PWR BWR CANDU HTGR and SFR What are the economic and safety implications of a high core power density 3 Explain and determine the sign of the reactivity feedbacks associated with the fuel coolant and moderator in the PWR BWR CANDU HTGR and SFR designs 4 Although the BWR design does not require the use of steam generators explain qualitatively why the capital costs of BWR and PWR plants are very competitive MIT OpenCourseWare http ocw mit edu 22 06 Engineering of Nuclear Systems Fall 2010 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use visit http ocw mit edu terms



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