TerraPower

Technical Publications

Advancing Research

Employees at TerraPower participate in peer-reviewed scientific research. Members of the team have published papers for numerous journals and conferences. Submissions and conference appearances subject TerraPower’s research to the scrutiny of outside experts.

Most of the papers listed below include links to downloadable copies. For those without links, we have listed summaries and full citations; these may be accessed through most university libraries.

  • Technical Considerations and Capabilities of a Near-Term Deployable Traveling Wave Reactor Core

    A partial summary of design limits identified as constraining in practical TWR design.

    N. TOURAN et al., TerraPower, LLC (unpublished).

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  • Issues in Modeling Metallic Fuel Systems with HT9 Clad, invited

    A partial summary of the issues associated with modeling metallic fast reactor fuel from a theoretical and experimental perspective.

    R. LATTA et al., “Issues in Modeling Metallic Fuel Systems with HT9 Clad, invited” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 106, 1207-1208 (2012). Copyright 2012 by the American Nuclear Society, La Grange, Illinois.

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  • Model Biases in High-Burnup Fast Reactor Simulations

    Description of a new multiscale, multiphysics nuclear reactor simulation code system called the Advanced Reactor Modeling Interface (ARMI), developed to provide rapid, user-friendly, high-fidelity full systems analysis.

    N. TOURAN, J. CHEATHAM, and R. PETROSKI, “Model Biases in High-Burnup Fast Reactor Simulations,” Proc. ANS Int. Topl. Mtg. on Advances in Reactor Physics and Linking Research, Industry, and Education (PHYSOR 2012), Knoxville, Tennesee, April 15-20, 2012, American Nuclear Society (2012) (CD-ROM). Copyright 2012 by the American Nuclear Society, La Grange, Illinois.

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  • HT9 Development for the Traveling Wave Reactor, invited

    A partial summary of TerraPower’s efforts to develop the steel alloy HT9 for fuel cladding and duct material.

    M. HACKETT and G. POVIRK. “HT9 Development for the Traveling Wave Reacto,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 106, 1133-1135, Chicago, IL, June 24-28, 2012. Copyright 2012 by the American Nuclear Society, La Grange, Illinois.

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  • Traveling Wave Reactor Core Design Using Massively Parallel Precomputation

    Description of a new massively parallel precomputation design tool developed to evaluate different Traveling Wave Reactor designs.

    R. PETROSKI, J. CHEATHAM, et.al., "Traveling Wave Reactor Core Design Using Massively Parallel Precomputation," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 106, 830-833, Chicago, IL, June 24-28, 2012. Copyright 2012 by the American Nuclear Society, La Grange, Illinois.

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