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Dynamic feedback characteristics of Ghana Research Reactor-1

E.H.K. Akaho, S. Anim-Sampong, B.T. Maakuu, D.N.A. Dodoo-Amoo


Dynamic experiments were performed to investigate the effects of insertions of step and ramp reactivities on Ghana Research Reactor-1. These safety performance tests of the reactor show that the reactor is inherently safe. The peak powers were found to be low and could not lead to damage of fuel meat and cladding. The radiation levels associated with these releases were monitored to be safe for the operation of the equipment and personnel. The maximum temperatures of the coolant were also far below the saturation temperature and no boiling crisis was expected within the flow channels of the reactor.

JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Volume 2 No. 3 (2000) pp. 200-208
AJOL African Journals Online