Building on the OECD-NEA BFBT and PSBT benchmarks, McMaster University, in collaboration with North Carolina State University, launched a CANDU thermal-hydraulic benchmark under the WPRS Expert Group...
30 September 2020
Thermal hydraulics and mechanics deals with the physics and mechanics of the flow and energetic transfer of liquids, and its interactions with the structures around them in large complex systems, suc...
10 December 2020
The Expert Group on Reactor-based Plutonium Disposition (TFRPD) dealt with the status and trends of reactor physics, fuel performance and fuel cycle issues related to the disposition of weapons-grade...
16 December 2020
The high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) is a Generation IV reactor concept that uses a graphitemoderated gas-cooled nuclear reactor with a once-through uranium fuel cycle. This design permits ...
18 January 2019
High-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs), also known as very-high-temperature reactors (VHTR) are Generation IV reactors that can operate at very high temperatures and use a graphite-moderated ga...
25 November 2020
Sodium fast reactors offer the most promising type of reactors to achieve such Generation IV goals at a reasonable time scale given the experience accumulated over the years. However, it is recognise...
5 November 2015
This publication provides an introduction to minor actinide nuclear properties and discusses some of the arguments in favour of minor actinide recycling, as well as the potential role of thermal reac...
18 November 2013
Average fuel burn-up in light water reactors (LWRs) has steadily increased with time as technological advances have been made. The practical limit is currently in the region of 50 GWd/t. The main dri...
22 August 2006
Questions relating to the space, time end energy distribution of neutrons and radiation in different media are the domain of reactor physics.
2 December 2019
DATIF, the DATabase for IFpe, was first developed in 2018 in order to enhance accessibility to the IFPE legacy collection of integral fuel performance experiments data, jointly put together by the NE...
23 July 2020