Simulating CANDU 6 Core ConfigurationsOperating on the Thorium Fuel Cycle

The research goal of this internship is to develop various configurations of the CANDU 6™ reactor core fuelled with thorium to achieve a conversion ratio of at least one, (i.e. the reactor produces as much fissile material as it consumes). These cores should have equivalent power outputs as the baseline reactor, but achieve higher average discharge burnup. The utilization of thorium allows the exploitation of a currently unused energy source and more efficient usage of uranium fuel. Secondary benefits include the reduction of the workload of the fuelling machines and the demonstration of the robustness of the CANDU design.

Intern: 
Sourena Golesorkhi
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Matthew Kaye
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
Ontario
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