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Accession Number DE2012-1042383
Title AGR-1 Thermocouple Data Analysis.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 58p
Personal Author B. T. Pham J. J. Einerson
Abstract This report documents an effort to analyze measured and simulated data obtained in the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) fuel irradiation test program conducted in the INL's Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to support the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) R&D program. The work follows up on a previous study (Pham and Einerson, 2010), in which statistical analysis methods were applied for AGR-1 thermocouple data qualification. The present work exercises the idea that, while recognizing uncertainties inherent in physics and thermal simulations of the AGR-1 test, results of the numerical simulations can be used in combination with the statistical analysis methods to further improve qualification of measured data. Additionally, the combined analysis of measured and simulation data can generate insights about simulation model uncertainty that can be useful for model improvement. This report also describes an experimental control procedure to maintain fuel target temperature in the future AGR tests using regression relationships that include simulation results.
Keywords Advanced gas reactor
Advanced test reactor
Irradiation
Nuclear fuels
Nuclear power plants
Simulation
Statistical data
Thermocouples


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
Corporate Author Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517

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