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  • Vented Inverted Fuel Assembly Design for an SFR ?

    Vitillo, Francesco; Todreas, Neil E.; Driscoll, Michael J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Advanced Nuclear Power Program, 2011-06)
    The goal of this work is to investigate the feasibility of a vented inverted fuel assembly for a sodium-cooled fast reactor. The inverted geometry has been previously investigated for application in Gas-cooled Fast ...
  • Effects of Surface Parameters on Boiling Heat Transfer Phenomena ?

    Truong, Bao Hoai; Hu, Lin-wen; Buongiorno, Jacopo; McKrell, Thomas J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Advanced Nuclear Power Program, 2011-06)
    Nanofluids, engineered colloidal dispersions of nanoparticles in fluid, have been shown to enhance pool and flow boiling CHF. The CHF enhancement was due to nanoparticle deposited on the heater surface, which was verified ...
  • General Analysis of Breed-and-Burn Reactors and Limited-Separations Fuel Cycles ?

    Petroski, Robert C.; Forget, Benoit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Advanced Nuclear Power Program, 2011-02)
    A new theoretical framework is introduced, the “neutron excess” concept, which is useful for analyzing breed-and-burn (B&B) reactors and their fuel cycles. Based on this concept, a set of methods has been developed which ...

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