Research program of a super fast reactor

Yoshiaki Oka, Yuki Ishiwatari, Jie Liu, Takayuki Terai, Shinya Nagasaki, Yusa Muroya, Hiroaki Abe, Hideo Mori, Masato Akiba, Hajime Akimoto, Keisuke Okumura, Naoaki Akasaka, Shoji Goto

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Abstract

Research program of a supercritical-pressure light water cooled fast reactor (Super Fast Reactor) is funded by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in December 2005 as one of the research programs of Japanese NERI (Nuclear Energy Research Initiative). It consists of three programs. (1) development of Super Fast Reactor concept (2) thermal-hydraulic experiments (3) material developments The purpose of the concept development is to pursue the advantage of high power density of fast reactor over thermal reactors to achieve economic competitiveness of fast reactor for its deployment without waiting for exhausting uranium resources. Design goal is not breeding, but maximizing reactor power by using plutonium from spent LWR fuel. MOX will be the fuel of the Super Fast Reactor. Thermal-hydraulic experiments will be conducted -with HCFC22 (Hydro chlorofluorocarbons) heat transfer loop of Kyushu University and supercritical water loop at JAEA. Heat transfer data including effect of grid spacers will be taken. The critical flow and condensation of supercritical fluid will be studied. The materials research includes the development and testing of austenitic stainless steel cladding from the experience of PNC1520 for LMFBR. Material for thermal insulation will be tested. SCWR (Supercritical-Water Cooled Reactor) of GIF (Generation-4 International Forum) includes both thermal and fast reactors. The research of the Super Fast Reactor will enhance SCWR research and the data base. The research period will be until March 2010.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06
Pages344-350
Number of pages7
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventAmerican Nuclear Society Embedded Topical Meeting - 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2006Jun 8 2006

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OtherAmerican Nuclear Society Embedded Topical Meeting - 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period6/4/066/8/06

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    Oka, Y., Ishiwatari, Y., Liu, J., Terai, T., Nagasaki, S., Muroya, Y., Abe, H., Mori, H., Akiba, M., Akimoto, H., Okumura, K., Akasaka, N., & Goto, S. (2006). Research program of a super fast reactor. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP'06 (Vol. 2006, pp. 344-350)