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Energy Transport

  • Samuel Glasstone
  • Alexander Sesonske
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Abstract

Most of the fission reaction energy deposited in fuel is immediately converted to heat. If the fuel is to remain at steady state (constant temperature), the heat must be transported away at the same rate as it is generated. Although we have seen that negative reactivity feedback, if present, tends to limit power increases, it is essential for the heat generation-heat removal rate balance to be maintained, to prevent temperatures that might result in the failure of fuel and structural materials. Thus, the design of the core depends just as much on adequate heat removal as on nuclear considerations.

Keywords

Heat Flux Fuel Element Energy Transport Critical Heat Flux Boiling Heat Transfer 
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  • Alexander Sesonske

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