Determination of dependence of fissile fraction in MOX fuels on spent fuel storage period for different burnup values

Ayhan H., Zabunoglu O. H.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.54, pp.263-266, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2012.11.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-266
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this technical note is to remove one of the limitations of a derived expression in a previously published article (Ozdemir et al., 2011). The original article focused on deriving (computationally) an expression for calculating total fissile fraction of mixed oxid (MOX) fuels depending on discharge burnup of spent fuel and desired burnup of MOX fuel; consequently, such an expression was obtained and put forward, together with its limitations. One of the limitations has been that all the computations and therefore the resulting expression are based on the assumption of a spent fuel storage period of 5 years. This follow-up study simply aims to obtain a correction factor for spent fuel storage periods other than 5 years; thus to remove one major restriction on use of the expression derived in the original article. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.