|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, August 14, 2015, 12:00 p.m.|
|TITLE:||Fuel Cycle Cost and Fabrication Model for Fluoride-Salt High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) “Plank” Fuel Design Optimization|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Bojan Petrovic, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Anna Erickson (NRE)
Dr. Chaitayna Deo (NRE)
The fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (FHR) is a novel reactor design benefitting from passive safety features, high efficiencies, and low operating temperatures to name a few key features. The fuel is a layered graphite plank configuration containing enriched uranium oxycarbide (UCO) tri-structural isotropic (TRISO) fuel particles. Fuel cycle cost (FCC) models have been used to analyze and optimize fuel plate thicknesses, enrichment, and packing fraction as well as to gauge the economic competitiveness of this reactor design.