Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle delivers a detailed discussion of an important technology that is being harnessed for commercial energy production in many parts of the world. Presenting the state of the art of sodium-cooled fast reactors with closed fuel cycles, this book:Offers in-depth coverage of reactor physics, materials, design, safety analysis, validations, engineering, construction, and commissioning aspectsFeatures a special chapter on allied sciences to highlight advanced reactor core materials, specialized manufacturing technologies, chemical sensors, in-service inspection, and simulatorsAddresses design essentials with a focus on reactor assembly including core and coolant circuits, fuel handling, instrumentation and control, energy conversion, and containment systemsProvides design codes and standards with sufficient background information to ensure a solid understanding of the underlying mechanicsSupplies guidelines for concept selection, design, analysis, and validation
Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle is a valuable reference for industry professionals involved in the construction of fast-reactor power plants, as well as graduate-level engineering students of the design and development of sodium-cooled fast-reactor systems and components.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 901
Weight: 1769 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 51 mm
"...I think this book will be useful for students and post-graduate students having specializations in various areas of SFR technology. ...Chapters include a lot of world experience related to SFR designing and construction and are well illustrated... I will be glad to have this book on my table."
-Yury Ashurko, State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation - Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (SSC RF-IPPE)
"A comprehensive source book providing information about various aspects of fast reactors and their associated fuel cycles would be of significant value for experts, as well as for younger-generation professionals aspiring to take up challenging R&D programs in designing and building fast reactor systems. I am delighted that such a book on fast reactors has been made a reality by my colleagues, Dr. Baldev Raj, Dr. P. Chellapandi, and Dr. P.R. Vasudeva Rao. I congratulate them for their fine efforts in preparing this comprehensive treatise on this important subject."
-R.K. Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Mumbai, India
"... provides authoritative information from a team that has recently built a fast reactor. ... covers the full fuel cycle for sodium-cooled fast reactors and includes valuable construction experience. ... a very important topic and the inclusion of the entire fuel cycle (including recycling) should make this book very valuable to the fast reactor professional community."
-Dr. Alan E. Waltar, Director, Nuclear Energy, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, Washington, USA (Retired) and Professor and Head, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (Retired)