Application of Modified CANDLE Burnup to Very Small Long Life Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor
Gas-cooled Fast Reactor is a good candidate for fourth generation nuclear power plant that projected to be used started in 2030. In this study, modified CANDLE burn-up strategy is adopted to create 300 MWt long life Gas-cooled Fast Reactor with metallic fuel U-10wt%Zr without enrichment. This design demonstrated excellent performance with the average discharge burn-up is about 25.9% HM.
F. Monado et al., "Application of Modified CANDLE Burnup to Very Small Long Life Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 772, pp. 501-506, 2013