CANDLE: The New Burnup Strategy

  title={CANDLE: The New Burnup Strategy},
  author={Hiroshi Sekimoto and Kouichi Ryu and Yoshikane Yoshimura},
  journal={Nuclear Science and Engineering},
  pages={306 - 317}
Abstract The new burnup strategy CANDLE (Constant Axial shape of Neutron flux, nuclide densities and power shape During Life of Energy production) is proposed. With this burnup strategy, distributions of fuel nuclide densities, neutron flux, and power density move with the same constant speed and without any change in their shapes. The excess reactivity is constant during the burnup. Therefore, any control mechanisms for the burnup are not required. Calculation procedures are presented to find… 
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