Fast Breeder Reactors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198415, 9781483223445

Fast Breeder Reactors

1st Edition

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

Editors: P. V. Evans
eBook ISBN: 9781483223445
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 960
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Fast Breeder Reactors covers the proceedings of the 1966 London Conference on Fast Breeder Reactors, organized by the British Nuclear Energy Society. This conference highlights the technical and commercial aspects of nuclear power. This book is organized into five sections encompassing 37 chapters. The introductory section considers the historical development of British nuclear power technology and its application. This section provides an introduction to the principles of fast breeder reactor. The succeeding sections look into the mode of operation, and the design and physical aspects of prototype fast reactor. These sections also consider the theoretical and experimental works of these reactors in the United States. A description of the irradiation behavior of plutonium-bearing ceramic fuel pins is also included. The concluding section explores the control and instrumentation of the prototype fast reactor. This section specifically evaluates the main engineering equipment and the experimental work carried out in support of the selected designs, and to an explanation of certain problems of sodium technology. The design and experimental works on the main circulating pumps, the intermediate heat exchanger, and the steam generator are also surveyed. This book will prove useful to nuclear physicists, design engineers, and research workers who are interested in nuclear power-related fields.

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 Discussion 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 Discussion 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 Discussion 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 Discussion 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 F


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