Neutronic and thermal analysis of a peaceful nuclear explosion reactor


Unalan S. , Akansu S. O.

FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.43, no.1, pp.110-121, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-121

Abstract

Thermal and neutronic behavior of a peaceful nuclear explosion reactor (PACER) producing approximate to1.2 GWe electrical-power from fusion explosions in a cylindrical explosion chamber (radius = 30 m, height = 75 m) are analyzed. For determination of flibe mass (m) required for safe operation temperatures and pressures with enough tritium breeding ratio (TBR) and high M (fusion energy absorption ratio), neutronic calculations are carried out for different coolant zone positions (DR) and coolant zone thicknesses (DRc) Inlet pressure and temperatures (T-in) of flibe are 1 atm, and 823 and 1540 K.