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    • An inverted hydride-fueled pressurized water reactor concept 

      Ferroni, Paolo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Previous studies conducted at MIT showed that power performance of typical pin geometry PWRs are limited by three main constraints: core pressure drop, critical heat flux (CHF) and fretting phenomena of the fuel rods against ...
    • Steady state thermal hydraulic analysis of hydride fueled BWRs 

      Ferroni, Paolo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      (cont.) Since the results obtained in the main body of the analysis account only for thermal-hydraulic constraints, an estimate of the power reduction due to the application of neutronic constraints is also performed. This ...