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|Title:||Conceptual study of a Complementary Scram System For Liquid Metal Cooled Nuclear Reactors|
Van den Eynde, Gert
|Keywords:||Scram System Liquid Metal Reactor Safety System Self Actuating|
|Publication type:||In-proceedings paper|
|Citation:||Vanmaercke S., Van den Eynde G., Tijskens E., Bartosiewicz Y.- Conceptual study of a Complementary Scram System For Liquid Metal Cooled Nuclear Reactors.- In: 13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics Proceedings, Kanazawa, Japan, 27 September - 2 October 2009, Japan, AESJ, 2009|
|Abstract:||GEN-IV reactors promise higher safety and reliability as one of the major improvements over previous generations of reactors. To achieve that, all GEN-IV reactor concepts require two completely independent shutdown systems that rely on different operating principles. For liquid metal cooled reactors the first system is an absorber-rod based solution. The second system that by requirement should rely on another principle, is however quite a challenge to design. In this presentation an overview of the existing literature on scram systems is given, each with their advantages and limitations . A promising new concept is also presented. The ongoing work conducted at SCK-CEN and UCL/TERM aims at assessing the reliability of this new concept both experimentally and numerically. Some preliminary experimental and DEM simulation results will be presented.|
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