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Progress within the European project: "High performance light water reactor phase 2" (HPLWR Phase 2)
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2008 (English)In: International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008, 2008, 649-659 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The High Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR) is a Light Water Reactor (LWR) operating at supercritical pressure (25MPa). It belongs to the six reactors currently being investigated under the framework of the Generation IV International Forum. In Europe, investigations on the HPLWR have been integrated into a joint research project, called High Performance Light Water Reactor Phase 2 (HPLWR Phase 2), which is co-funded by the European Commission. Within 42 months, ten partners from eight European countries working on critical scientific issues shall show the feasibility of the HPLWR concept. The final goal is to assess the future potential of this reactor in the electricity market. Within the first year of the project, mainly design tasks of the reactor core, the pressure vessel and its internals have been carried out and codes were adapted for supercritical fluid. Material oxidation experiments were performed and heat transfer was investigated numerically.

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2008. 649-659 p.
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Design tasks, Electricity market, European Commission, European Countries, European project, First year, Generation IV, High-performance light water reactors, Scientific issues, Supercritical pressures, Architectural design, Effluent treatment, Nuclear energy, Nuclear industry, Nuclear power plants, Pressure vessel codes, Supercritical fluids, Light water reactors
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70349974333ISBN: 9781605607870OAI: diva2:758147
International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008, 8 June 2008 through 12 June 2008, Anaheim, CA, United States

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