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The Change of Paradigm in Nuclear Fuel Optimization

From Conservatism to Synergy

Author(s): Sergey Pelykh

Book Description

This monograph highlights pertinent problems in nuclear fuel optimization. It shows that the current approach does not allow us to predict the synergic effects leading to fuel-related accidents, and is characterized by great uncertainty with regards to estimating fuel cladding failure conditions and the reduced efficiency of fuel operation.

The book describes in detail a new philosophy of nuclear fuel optimization based on the synergic paradigm, applicable to both operating and prospective reactors, in order to minimize radioactive leakage under normal and emergency fuel operating conditions, to resolve the safety-efficiency contradiction for nuclear fuel operation, and to predict new synergic effects due to processes of self-organization in the reactor core. It will appeal to researchers, academics, PhD students and engineers engaged in developing prospective nuclear reactor designs, as well as those who verify the safety and efficiency of nuclear fuel operation under increasingly challenging core conditions.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3095-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3095-7
Date of Publication: 01/06/2019
Pages / Size: 210 / A5
Price: £61.99
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Biography

Sergey Pelykh, DSc, is a Professor of Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies in the Division of Computer Automation Technologies at Odessa National Polytechnic University, Ukraine. He has published more than 60 scientific works devoted to nuclear fuel optimization. Between 2008 and 2018, he developed a new philosophy of nuclear fuel optimization based on the synergic paradigm, in order to minimize the radioactive leakage under normal and emergency fuel operating conditions, to resolve the safety-efficiency contradiction for nuclear fuel operation under increasingly challenging core conditions, and to predict new synergic effects thanks to processes of self-organization in the reactor core.