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Design for Reactor Core Safety in Nuclear Power Plants

IAEA Safety Series No. 50-SG-D14
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English STI/PUB/732 92-0-124086-4
15.50 1986


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.

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