Maximum Temperature Calculation and Operational Characteristics of Fuel Follower Control Rods for the AFRRI TRIGA Reactor Facility
ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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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.
- Nuclear Fission Reactors (Non-Power)
- Fission Reactor Physics