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Conception pour la sûreté du coeur des réacteurs de centrales nucléaires


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French STI/PUB/732 92-0-223787-5
15.50 1987


This guide covers the mechanical, chemical, thermal, hydraulic, neutronic and irradiation considerations important to the safe design of a nuclear reactor core. The core features of commonly used reactor types including light and heavy water reactors, as well as gas cooled reactors, are addressed.
Contents: Introduction; Safety design principles; Core design requirements; Qualification and testing; Quality assurance in design, manufacture and operation; Annex I: Reactivity coefficients; Annex II: Pellet-cladding interaction; Annex III: Design considerations for core management; Annex IV: Examples of postulated initiating events which can influence the core design.

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