Nuclear analysis results were compared for water-cooled blanket based on PWR (pressurized water reactor) and SCWR (sub-critical water reactor) water conditions. The local TBR (tritium breeding ratio) in outboard zone was discussed in the range of P n (neutron wall load) from 1 MW/m 2 to 5 MW/m 2. It was found that water fraction has little impact on TBR, which is an important factor related to blanket tritium efficiency. It indicated that TBR value of each P n would be similar under the two kinds of water conditions, but PWR case is a little higher than that of SCWR's. In addition, it was found that beryllium is the dominant factor leading a higher TBR inside blanket. As a result, TBR is an insensitive value with the water condition variation. The results would be important to water condition choice for solid blanket in the future.
- Solid blanket
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering