Progress within the European Project: "High Performance Light Water Reactor Phase 2" (HPLWR Phase 2)

J. Starflinger, T. Schulenberg, P. Marsault, D. Bittermann, C. Maraczy, E. Laurien, J.A. Lycklama, H. Anglart, N. Aksan, M. Ruzickova, Liisa Heikinheimo

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Abstract

The High Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR) is a Light Water Reactor (LWR) operating at supercritical pressure (25MPa). It belongs to the six reactors currently being investigated under the framework of the Generation IV International Forum. In Europe, investigations on the HPLWR have been integrated into a joint research project, called High Performance Light Water Reactor Phase 2 (HPLWR Phase 2), which is co-funded by the European Commission. Within 42 months, ten partners from eight European countries working on critical scientific issues shall show the feasibility of the HPLWR concept. The final goal is to assess the future potential of this reactor in the electricity market. Within the first year of the project, mainly design tasks of the reactor core, the pressure vessel and its internals have been carried out and codes were adapted for supercritical fluid. Material oxidation experiments were performed and heat transfer was investigated numerically. (24 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
Pages649-659
ISBN (Print)978-0-89448-061-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2008 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 200812 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference2008 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008
Abbreviated titleICAPP 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period8/06/0812/06/08

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Starflinger, J., Schulenberg, T., Marsault, P., Bittermann, D., Maraczy, C., Laurien, E., Lycklama, J. A., Anglart, H., Aksan, N., Ruzickova, M., & Heikinheimo, L. (2008). Progress within the European Project: "High Performance Light Water Reactor Phase 2" (HPLWR Phase 2). In Proceedings: International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008 (pp. 649-659). American Nuclear Society ANS.