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Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART)  is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Here at INL, work is focused specifically on developing a High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR), which will offer enhancements in safety and efficiency. This HTGR has a modularized design, which enables plants with larger power demands to simply build more than one module.  Modularization requires no extra design work and increases safety and efficiency by allowing a singular module to run or be stopped at any given time in the event of an incident or a changing need for power. HTGRs also produce process heat during operation, making them ideal for location near other industrial plants that could put this process heat to use in their own production and thus reduce the need for non-renewable energy sources upon which these plants currently rely.

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66390 Fuel Performance Modeling.pngFuel Performance Modeling Plan to Support the Advanced Gas Reactor Program
  
3/17/2022 9:54 AMJodi L. Vollmer
A report capturing the status of fuel performance modeling capabilities and identifying future activities to support the ART Program for TRISO fuel performance modeling.
A report capturing the status of fuel performance modeling capabilities and identifying future activities to support the ART Program for TRISO fuel performance modeling.
https://art.inl.gov/Rotating%20Files/Fuel%20Performance%20Modeling.pdf
Advanced_GC.pngAdvanced Graphite Creep Uncertainty Analysis
  
2/25/2022 10:01 AMJodi L. Vollmer
Results from the Uncertainty Quotient Tool (UQTool) which has been developed to determine dose uncertainty for irradiated material tests within all Material Test Reactors.
Advanced Graphite Creep Uncertainty Analysis
https://art.inl.gov/Rotating%20Files/AGC.pdf
BISON_AGR.pngBison As-run AGR-3/4 Irradiation Test Predictions
  
2/25/2022 9:21 AMJodi L. Vollmer
Model AGR-3/4 using as-run conditions and BISON to further develop its capabilities and compare results to the available data.
Model AGR-3/4 using as-run conditions and BISON to further develop its capabilities and compare results to the available data.
https://art.inl.gov/Rotating%20Files/65160_BISON_AGR-34_R0.pdf
ORNL_TM-2021_2357.pngUpgrade of Gamma Spectrometry Systems for ORNL TRISO Fuel PIE
  
2/25/2022 9:21 AMJodi L. Vollmer
Upgrades to ORNL Gamma Spectrometry Systems Used for PIE of AGR Experiments.
Upgrades to ORNL Gamma Spectrometry Systems Used for PIE of AGR Experiments.
https://art.inl.gov/Rotating%20Files/ORNL_TM-2021_2357-R0.pdf
PARFUME_As_Run.pngAGR-5/6/7 Irradiation As Run Predictions Using PARFUME
  
2/22/2022 2:08 PMJodi L. Vollmer
The PARFUME, a fuel performance modeling code used for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, was used to model the AGR-5/6/7 irradiation test using as-run physics and thermal data.
The PARticle FUel ModEl (PARFUME), a fuel performance modeling code used for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, was used to model the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR)-5/6/7 irradiation test using as-run physics and thermal data. This report documents the calculations performed to predict the failure probability of tristructural isotropic (TRISO)-coated fuel particles during the AGR-5/6/7 experiment.
https://art.inl.gov/Rotating%20Files/64576%20AGR-567_PARFUME_As_Run.pdf
  
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TRi-structural ISOtropic particle fuel — or TRISO, for short — is a type of micro fuel particle, quite possibly the most robust type of nuclear fuel.
  
Tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated particle fuel is a robust, microencapsulated fuel form developed originally for use in
high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs).
To read full article see Nuclear News August 2020, Vlume 63, Number 9 https://www.ans.org/pubs/magazines/nn/
  
Tristructural isotropic (TRISO) particle fuel has long been used in high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors, but it is seeing a resurgence as a result of other applications. Read more
  
Idaho National Laboratory Fellow Emeritus David Petti has been named to the National Academy of Engineering for leadership in developing high-temperature nuclear reactor fuels and improving the safety of fission and fusion reactors

 

 

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