Journal of Defense Management

Journal of Defense Management
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ISSN: 2167-0374

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Samuel K Hartford

  • Research Article
    Feasibility Study of a Micro Modular Reactor for Military Ground Applications
    Author(s): Kenneth S Allen, Samuel K Hartford and Gregory J MerkelKenneth S Allen, Samuel K Hartford and Gregory J Merkel

    In this research the feasibility of the Holos Highly Integrated Micro Modular Reactor (HI-MMR), developed by Filippone and Associates LLC, is studied as a power source for military ground deployment. The Holos HI-MMR is a thermal gas-cooled reactor designed to generate 30 MWt. A model of the reactor was created in the Monte Carlo N-Particle code MCNP 6.1 to obtain the basic parameters of criticality and an estimate of burnup. The reactor design uses tristructural-isotropic (TRISO fuel), which was modeled as a homogeneous mixture at ten percent enrichment. At ten percent 235U, the k-effective value of the reactor was found to be 1.05810 ± 0.00166 at beginning of life (BOL). Based on burnup calculations, the reactor will last 13 years before requiring refueling. A value comparison to current configurations of diesel generators used in forward military operation bases was then per.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0374.19.172

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