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: 9781483223445

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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


    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 Behavior 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: 9781483223445

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