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    Neutron Exposure of Gundremmingen-A Pressure Vessel Trepans

    Published: Jan 1989

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    After decommissioning of the nuclear power plant Gundremmingen-A (KRB-A) several trepans have been taken from the pressure vessel for a validation program of sur-veillance test practice. To define neutron exposure after more than ten years' operation a complete analysis of the reactor power time history and of the three-dimensional burnup distributions at the beginning and end of each reactor cycle had to be performed. Neutron exposure parameters such as fast fluence (E > 1.0 and E > 0.1 MeV) and dpa have been calculated using the DOT 4.2 code. The attenuation of neutron exposure within the KRB-A vessel wall is discussed in context with the formulae proposed in Regulaton Guide 1.99, Revisions 1 and 2. To confirm the results of the transport calculations, calculated and measured Mn-54 activities of the trepans have been compared. Additionally dosimetry results from surveillance capsules have been analyzed.


    LWR-PV surveillance, transport calculation, neutron dosimetry, PV-neutron exposure

    Author Information:

    Prillinger, G
    Institut für Kernenergetik und Energiesysteme, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart 80,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10073S