Nuclear Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (1): 10601-010601.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2016.hjs.39.010601

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Quantitative similarity analysis of the fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor with HTR-10 and MSRE

YANG Qun, YU Shihe, ZOU Yang, ZHOU Bo, YAN Rui, XU Hongjie   

  1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiading Campus, Shanghai 201800, China
  • Received:2015-10-28 Revised:2015-11-19 Online:2016-01-10 Published:2016-01-14
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No.XDA0201002), the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai(No.11JC1414900)

Abstract:

Background: The fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor which has not yet been built so far is a new international research reactor, so the selection of similar reactors with operation experience as benchmark is one important part of the applicability analysis for its reactor core nuclear design software. Purpose: This study aims to determine quantitatively the rationality of the 10 MW high-temperature gas-cooled test reactor (HTR-10) and the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) to be the benchmarks for the fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor. Methods: The similarities of the fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor with HTR-10 and MSRE were analyzed with the adoption of the similarity analysis software that is often used. Results: The results show that the fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor and MSRE have a high similarity because they have the close spectrum peak energies and almost the same elements in core. The fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor and HTR-10 have the different coolant and more differences in spectrum peak energies, hence the low similarity. Conclusion: MSRE is an ideal benchmark of the reactor core nuclear design software for the fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor.

Key words: Fluoride salt-cooled pebble bed reactor, Nuclear design, Quantitative similarity, MSRE, HTR-10

CLC Number: 

  • TL329