Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs
Integral Inherently Safe Light Water Reactor (I2S-LWR)
Dr. BOJAN PETROVIC
Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM
Boggs Building, Room ROOM 3-47
The talk will present results of a recently completed research project that was performed to develop a new reactor concept, Integral Inherently Safe Light Water Reactor (I2S-LWR). The I2S-LWR design concept achieves 1,000 MWe reactor power while employing integral reactor vessel configuration and implementing attractive inherent safety features usually associated with integral Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) of much lower power level. This necessitates innovations in its design, including a novel fuel/clad system enabling a compact reactor core, as well as introducing novel technologies for primary circuit components and safety systems. This research was performed under a U.S. DOE NEUP Integrated Research Project (IRP) research grant, awarded to a multidisciplinary team of 13 national and international organizations in academia, industry and national labs, led by Georgia Tech.
Dr. Petrovic is Professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2007, he was Fellow Scientist in Westinghouse Science and Technology Department. His expertise and current research interests include reactor physics and advanced reactors design, nuclear fuel cycle and waste management, and modeling and simulations of nuclear systems. The overarching theme of his research is sustainability of nuclear power. Dr. Petrovic is Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and has authored or co-authored over 300 technical publications and two patents.
Refreshments will be served.