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dc.contributor.authorVillarino, EA-
dc.contributor.authorHergenreder, DF-
dc.contributor.authorBraoudakis, G-
dc.contributor.authorErsez, T-
dc.identifier.citationVillarino, E. A., Hergenreder, D. F., Braoudakis, G., & Ersez, T. (2010). Calculation of the core parameters measured during the commissioning of the OPAL Reactor. International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010 (PHYSOR2010), 9th – 14th May 2010. In Proceedings of the Advances in Reactor Physics to Power the Nuclear Renaissance (vol. 4, pp. 2772-2781). Sheraton Station Square Hotel: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.en_AU
dc.description.abstractThe OPAL Research reactor is a multi-purpose open-pool type reactor. The nominal fission power of the reactor is 20 MW. It was commissioned during the second half of the year 2006. The reactor has several nuclear safety related design criteria that have to be experimentally verified during Stage B of the commissioning of the reactor. The present work presents the measurements carried out during the Stage B of the commissioning of the OPAL reactor, and the numerical verification of the calculated values using the design calculation methodology against these measured values. A brief description of the OPAL reactor, its commissioning plan, its nuclear safety related design criteria and the calculation and the experimental methodology are presented. The measured values and a comparison with the calculated is also given.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipWestinghouse Electric Company; FirstEnergy Nuclear Operation Company; Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory; Exelon Corporation; Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Pty) Ltd; Idaho National Laboratoryen_AU
dc.subjectOPAL Reactoren_AU
dc.subjectReactor commissioningen_AU
dc.subjectRadiation protectionen_AU
dc.subjectSafety engineeringen_AU
dc.subjectResearch reactorsen_AU
dc.titleCalculation of the core parameters measured during the commissioning of the OPAL Reactoren_AU
dc.typeConference Presentationen_AU
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