Sökning: "Youpeng Zhang"

Hittade 2 avhandlingar innehållade orden Youpeng Zhang.

  1. 1. Transmutation of Am in sodium fast reactors and accelerator driven systems

    Författare :Youpeng Zhang; Janne Wallenius; Gérald Rimpault; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sodium cooled fast reactor; accelerator driven system; americium; transmutation; transient analysis;

    Sammanfattning : In this thesis, the feasibility to use sodium cooled fast reactors loaded with MOX, metallic and nitride fuels for efficient transmutation of americium is investigated by performing transient analysis for cases with different americium contents in fuels, using safety parameters obtained with the SERPENT Monte Carlo code. It was then demonstrated that there is no solid limit for the Am introduction into oxide, metallic and nitride fuels that were loaded into sodium fast reactors. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Transmutation of Americium in Fast Neutron Facilities

    Författare :Youpeng Zhang; Janne Wallenius; Sandra Dulla; KTH; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; americium; transmutation; fast reactor; Nuclear physics; Kärnfysik; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Sammanfattning : In this thesis, the feasibility to use a medium sized sodium cooled fast reactor fully loaded with MOX fuel for efficient transmutation of americium is investigated by simulating the safety performance of a BN600-type fast reactor loaded with different fractions of americium in the fuel, using the safety parameters obtained with the SERPENT Monte Carlo code. The focus is on americium mainly due to its long-term contribution to the radiotoxicity of spent nuclear fuel and its deterioration on core's safety parameters. LÄS MER