Accession Number:

ADA237744

Title:

Maximum Temperature Calculation and Operational Characteristics of Fuel Follower Control Rods for the AFRRI TRIGA Reactor Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Operational requirements of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute AFRRI TRIGA reactor necessitate the implementation of fuel follower control rods FFCRs. This technical report discusses the operational and safety aspects of FFCR installation. Thermal hydraulic analysis shows that FFCRs can be operated safely in the AFRRI TRIGA reactor. The maximum calculated fuel temperature at the maximum steady-state power level is well within the limit of the maximum safe operating temperature set by the Technical Specifications.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Non-Power)
  • Fission Reactor Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE