Fast Breeder Reactors

Fast Breeder Reactors

Proceedings of the London Conference on Fast Breeder Reactors Organized by the British Nuclear Energy Society 17Th–19Th May 1966

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editor: P. V. Evans
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161341

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Fast Breeder Reactors presents the proceedings of the London Conference on Fast Breeder Reactors organized by the British Nuclear Energy Society on May 17-19, 1966. The book covers topics about the place of the fast breeder reactor in the energy programs (including fuel cycles), operating experience with fast reactors; the design of fast reactor prototypes and power reactors (including advanced concepts with coolants other than sodium); fast reactor physics; and fuel technology. The text also describes topics about sodium technology and engineering of fast reactors and provides definitions of fast reactor breeding and inventory. Civil engineers will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Opening Address

    Session 1. The Place of the Fast Breeder Reactor in the Energy Programs (including Fuel Cycles)

    The Place of the Fast Reactor in the United Kingdom Nuclear Program

    A Review of Fast Reactor Development in the Euratom Community

    The Place of Fast Reactors in the French Nuclear Program

    Fast Breeder Reactor Program in the United States

    The Place of the Fast Breeder Reactor in the Reactor Development Program in Japan

    Design and Evaluation of a Steam Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor of 1000 MW(e)

    Present and Future Types of Fast Breeder Reactors


    Session 2. Operating Experience with Fast Reactors

    EBR-II Initial Operation—Highlights

    A Review of the Operation of the Dounreay Fast Reactor

    Experience Gained from the Operation of the BR-5 Reactor, 1964-5

    Recent Operating Experience at the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant


    Session 3. The Design of Fast Reactor Prototypes and Power Reactors (including Advanced Concepts with Coolants other than Sodium)

    The BN-350 and BOR Fast Reactors

    Fast Reactor Development in the United States

    Design of the Prototype Fast Reactor

    Design Studies of Fast Reactors in France

    1000 MW(e) Sodium Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor Studies

    Large Commercial Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors


    Session 4A. Fast Reactor Physics, Part 1

    The U.S. Experimental Program for Fast Reactor Physics

    Fast Breeder Doppler Effect Investigations in Israel

    Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on the Physics of Fast Reactors

    Recent Theoretical Work in the United States on Fast Reactor Physics

    Theoretical and Experimental Work on the Physics of Fast Reactors


    Session 4B. Fuel Technology

    Design and Development of Fuel and Fuel Elements for a Prototype Fast Reactor

    Some Results of the Development of a Fast Reactor Fuel Element

    Technology of Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor Fuels in the U.S.

    The Irradiation Behaviour of Plutonium-bearing Ceramic Fuel Pins


    Session 5A. Fast Reactor Physics, Part 2

    Physics, Kinetics, and Shielding of Fast Breeder Reactors—Survey of Recent Work Done in France

    Some Physics Studies in Support of PFR Design

    Theoretical and Experimental Works on Fast Reactor Physics in Japan

    The Calculation of Large Fast Reactors

    Control and Instrumentation of the Prototype Fast Reactor


    Session 5B. Sodium Technology and Engineering of Fast Reactors

    Sodium Technology and Equipment of the BN-350 Installation

    Sodium Technology in Japan

    Problems in the Selection and Utilization of Materials in Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors

    United States Sodium Components Program

    Engineering Development for Sodium Systems

    Engineering Components for a Sodium Cooled Fast Power Reactor


    Concluding Session


    Name Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161341

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P. V. Evans

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