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Researching a New Fuel for the HFIR – Advancements at ORNL Require Multiphysics Simulation to Contribute to Safety and Reliability

by Franklin G Curtis, James D Freels
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Book Chapter
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30 to 33
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Research into the conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor to low-enriched uranium fuel to meet requirements established by the Global Threat Reduction Initiative is ongoing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers have turned to multiphysics simulations to evaluate the safety and performance of the new fuel and reactor core design.