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  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1
    What's the significant difference between APWR and PWR in terms of core and nuclear fuel, I mean, if we want to calculate nuclear flux and burn up of APWR, can we use PWR data instead?

    btw, anyone knows a site that provides AP1000 datasheet or specification?
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  3. Mar 11, 2010 #2


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    The AP1000 uses a 14-ft (4.27 m) active fuel length, similar to that used by South Texas and EdF 1300 MWe plants. The fuel rods are more or less standard 17x17 fuel with 14-ft pellet stack.

    One can find technical information on the NRC website in the Design Control Document, particularly sections 4.1 and 4.2.

    For the AP1000, see
    Items 134 - 139.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #3
    Thanks :)
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