Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle

1st Edition

Baldev Raj, P. Chellapandi, P.R. Vasudeva Rao

CRC Press
Published April 15, 2015
Reference - 901 Pages - 44 Color & 675 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466587670 - CAT# K20354

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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 aspects
  • Features a special chapter on allied sciences to highlight advanced reactor core materials, specialized manufacturing technologies, chemical sensors, in-service inspection, and simulators
  • Addresses design essentials with a focus on reactor assembly including core and coolant circuits, fuel handling, instrumentation and control, energy conversion, and containment systems
  • Provides design codes and standards with sufficient background information to ensure a solid understanding of the underlying mechanics
  • Supplies 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.


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