Simulation on reactor TRIGA Puspati core kinetics fueled with thorium (Th) based fuel element

Abdul Aziz Mohammed, Anas Muhamad Pauzi, Shaik Mohmmed Haikhal Abdul Rahman, Muhamad Rawi Muhammad Zin, Rafhayudi Jamro, Faridah Mohamad Idris

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Abstract

In confronting global energy requirement and the search for better technologies, there is a real case for widening the range of potential variations in the design of nuclear power plants. Smaller and simpler reactors are attractive, provided they can meet safety and security standards and non-proliferation issues. On fuel cycle aspect, thorium fuel cycles produce much less plutonium and other radioactive transuranic elements than uranium fuel cycles. Although not fissile itself, Th-232 will absorb slow neutrons to produce uranium-233 (233U), which is fissile. By introducing Thorium, the numbers of highly enriched uranium fuel element can be reduced while maintaining the core neutronic performance. This paper describes the core kinetic of a small research reactor core like TRIGA fueled with a Th filled fuel element matrix using a general purpose Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationProceeding of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2015, iNuSTEC 2015
EditorsZaini Hamzah, Abdul Aziz Mohamed, Faridah Mohamad Idris, Abu Bakar Hasan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1704
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413511
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2016
Event6th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2015, iNuSTEC 2015 - Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Aug 201519 Aug 2015

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Other6th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2015, iNuSTEC 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityNilai, Negeri Sembilan
Period17/08/1519/08/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Mohammed, A. A., Muhamad Pauzi, A., Rahman, S. M. H. A., Zin, M. R. M., Jamro, R., & Idris, F. M. (2016). Simulation on reactor TRIGA Puspati core kinetics fueled with thorium (Th) based fuel element. In Z. Hamzah, A. A. Mohamed, F. M. Idris, & A. B. Hasan (Eds.), Advancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Infrastructure: Proceeding of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2015, iNuSTEC 2015 (Vol. 1704). [020004] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4940062