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Multiphysics Analysis of Molten Salt Reactor Transients

Molten salt nuclear reactor technology has not yet been constructed for industrial scale. High fidelity simulation capability of both transients and steady-state behavior must be developed for reactor licensing. The simulations should make use of high performance computing (HPC) in order to come to realistic results while minimizing assumptions. High resolution simulation of limiting reactor transients using open-source software can inform reproducible results suitable for preliminary licensing activity. We present example results of the new code.

Author: 
Gavin Ridley
School: 
University of Tennessee
Department: 
Nuclear Engineering
Research Advisor: 
Dr. Kathryn Huff
Department of Research Advisor: 
Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering
Year of Publication: 
2017