Reference core main characteristics.
|General characteristics||Number of fuel assemblies||77|
|Fissile height||2.15 m|
|Equivalent diameter||2.13 m|
|Thermal power||550 MWa|
|Average linear power||126 W/cm|
|Internal/External vessel diameter||3.2/3.5 m|
|Single batch refuelling (reference cycle)||Enrichment||4.95%|
|Gadolinium content||44 pins/8%w|
|Radial assembly form factor||1.24|
|3D core form factor||3.0|
|Maximum linear power||< 465 W/cm|
|Cycle length||38 months|
|Gadolinium content||32 pins/9%w|
|Radial assembly form factor||1.16|
|3D core form factor||2.2|
|Maximum linear power||< 322 W/cm|
|Cycle length||27 months|
|▵LCOE (compared to single batch)||+2 €/MWh|
The thermal power is, in this study, considered to be 550 MWth, including 20 MWth of margin (conservative on the cycle length and DNBR), compared to the reference 530 MWth .
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