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Engineering Development & Applications


 

The Engineering Development & Applications Department concentrates its activities on Corrosion & Mechanics of Materials, Irradiation Performance, Engineering Development Labs, and Engineering Projects.

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  • Advanced Burner Test Reactor- Preconceptual Design Report
    Advanced Burner Test Reactor - Preconceptual Design Report

    Argonne Report (ANL-ABR-1) [7MB, 347 pages];
  • Small Modular Fast Reactor - Design Description
    Argonne Report (ANL-SMFR-1) [8MB, 194 pages]
    This report describes the design of a Small Modular Fast Reactor that has been developed jointly by Argonne National Laboratory, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique and Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute as an international collaborative effort.
    A reactor size of 50MWe was selected for a specific niche application to small grid systems, where industrial infrastructure is not sufficient and the unit cost of electricity generation is very high with conventional technologies. Examples of this are remote areas in Alaska, small grid systems in developing countries, Pacific-basin islands, remote military locations, and similar unique situations.
    Numerous innovative design features have been incorporated into the SMFR design including a metallic fueled core with high internal conversion ratio so that refueling for reactivity reasons is not required for 30 years, inherent passive safety characteristics achievable by sodium cooling, simplified reactor system for modular construction and transportability, and supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle power conversion system.

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