NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE: Nuclear Source Characterization T. Downar Nuclear Engineering Purdue University March, 2005 THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE
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1000E3KW x 8760hr x 0.90 x 0.05 = 394E6dollars
0.5E6 dollars/fuel assembly x 64 assemblies = 32E6dollars
Containment (Hardened Structure)
Fuel Building(Soft Structure)
29.9sFission Product Decay Chains
150 days after discharge
Are the nuclide inventories sufficiently different between these two types of reactors to enable distinguishing whether proliferated nuclear source came a PWR or a BWR?
PWR (1/8) Assembly BWR Assembly
* [Tsoukalas, 1997] Tsoukalas, Uhrig “Fuzzy and Neural Approaches in Engineering,” Wiley, 1997.
PWRNuclear Source Characterization/ Identification with ANNs
Neural Networks Pattern Recognition