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Current Research in Nuclear Reactor Technology in Brazil and Worldwide

Edited by Amir Mesquita

Nuclear Technology Development Center (CDTN) / Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN)

The aim of this book is to disseminate state-of-the-art research and advances in the area of nuclear reactors technology. The book was divided in two parts.Topics discussed in the first part of this compilation include: experimental investigation and computational validation of thermal stratification in PWR reactors piping systems, new methods in doppler broadening function calculation for nuclear reactors fuel temperature, isothermal phase transformation of uranium-zirconium-niobium alloys for advanced nuclear fuel, reactivity Monte Carlo burnup simulations of enriched gadolinium burnable poison for PWR fuel, utilization of thermal analysis technique for study of uranium-molybdenum fuel alloy, probabilistic safety assessment applied to research reactors, and a review on the state-of-the art and current trends of next generation reactors. The second part includes: thermal hydraulics study for a ultra high temperature reactor with packed sphere fuels, benefits in using lead-208 coolant for fast reactors and accelerator driven systems, nuclear power as a basis for future electricity production in the world: Generation III and IV reactors, nanostructural materials and shaped solids for improvement and energetic effectiveness of nuclear reactors safety and radioactive wastes, multilateral nuclear approach to nuclear fuel cycles, and a cold analysis of the Fukushima accident.

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Current Research in Nuclear Reactor Technology in Brazil and WorldwideEdited by Amir Mesquita

Published: February 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56032

ISBN: 978-953-51-0967-9

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1. Experimental Investigation and Computational Validation of Thermal Stratification in Piping Systems of PWR Reactors

By Hugo Cesar Rezende, André Augusto Campagnole dos Santos, Moysés Alberto Navarro, Amir Zacarias Mesquita and Elizabete Jordão

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2. New Methods in Doppler Broadening Function Calculation

By Daniel Artur P. Palma, Alessandro da C. Gonçalves, Aquilino Senra Martinez and Amir Zacarias Mesquita

1112

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3. Isothermal Phase Transformation of U-Zr-Nb Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Fuels

By Rafael Witter Dias Pais, Ana Maria Matildes dos Santos, Fernando Soares Lameiras and Wilmar Barbosa Ferraz

993

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4. Enriched Gadolinium Burnable Poison for PWR Fuel – Monte Carlo Burnup Simulations of Reactivity

By Hugo M. Dalle, João Roberto L. de Mattos and Marcio S. Dias

1839

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5. Stability of γ-UMo Nuclear Fuel Alloys by Thermal Analysis

By Fábio Branco Vaz de Oliveira and Delvonei Alves de Andrade

1905

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6. Probabilistic Safety Assessment Applied to Research Reactors

By Antonio César Ferreira Guimarães and Maria de Lourdes Moreira

1596

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7. Generation IV Nuclear Systems: State of the Art and Current Trends with Emphasis on Safety and Security Features

By Juliana P. Duarte, José de Jesús Rivero Oliva and Paulo Fernando F. Frutuoso e Melo

1503

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8. Thermal Hydraulics Prediction Study for an Ultra High Temperature Reactor with Packed Sphere Fuels

By Motoo Fumizawa

859

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9. Benefits in Using Lead-208 Coolant for Fast Reactors and Accelerator Driven Systems

By Georgy L. Khorasanov and Anatoly I. Blokhin

1032

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10. Nuclear Power as a Basis for Future Electricity Production in the World: Generation III and IV Reactors

By Igor Pioro

11794

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11. Nanostructured Materials and Shaped Solids for Essential Improvement of Energetic Effectiveness and Safety of Nuclear Reactors and Radioactive Wastes

By N.V. Klassen, A.E. Ershov, V.V. Kedrov, V.N. Kurlov, S.Z. Shmurak, I.M. Shmytko, O.A. Shakhray and D.O. Stryukov

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12. Multilateral Nuclear Approach to Nuclear Fuel Cycles

By Yusuke Kuno

1027

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13. The Fukushima Disaster: A Cold Analysis

By Cristian R. Ghezzi, Walter Cravero and Nestor Sanchez Fornillo

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