Development of a reference spent fuel library of 17x17 PWR fuel assemblies

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    This contribution summarizes the main work on the development of the reference spent fuel library. The first part of the article explains the main characteristics of the spent fuel and the parameters used in the fuel library. The main part of the article deals with the neutron emissions coming from the fuel assemblies. Several parameters are considered in the study (e.g. burnup, cooling time, boron in the water, water gap during irradiation, data library used in the calculations). Finally the spent fuel library is compared with a similar work done by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) using similar conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-39
    JournalEsarda Bulletin
    Issue number49
    StatePublished - Jun 2013
    Event2013 - ESARDA - European Safeguards Research & Development Association: 35th ESARDA Annual Meeting - SCK-CEN, Bruges
    Duration: 28 May 201330 May 2013

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