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Modeling Heat Transfer in a “TRISO” Nuclear Reactor Core

Modeling Heat Transfer in a “TRISO” Nuclear Reactor Core

 A nuclear reactor is essentially a device to convert nuclear fission to heat, primarily by conversion of fast neutrons to thermal neutrons, which then are absorbed by the surrounding media to generate heat. One type of nuclear fuel heavily studied in recent years is “TRISO” (tri-isotopic structural layers). A TRISO fuel consists of small spherical radioactive particles in a graphite matrix. The heat generated by...

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