A Radiation Analysis of 500W RTPV System having Cylindrical Sources
1 Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deokyoungdaero, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, Republic of korea
2 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deokyoungdaero, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 446-701, Republic of korea
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Published online: 25 September 2017
In this work, the radiation shielding analysis for a RTPV (Radioisotope Thermo-Photo-Voltaic) device using 238PuO2 was performed to estimate the radiation dose distribution over source region and radiation doses in a specified tally zone. The radiation source intensities and spectra were evaluated with ORIGEN-S and the detailed shielding analyses were performed with MCNP6 and MONACO/MAVRIC (in SCALE 6.1). In particular, comparative shielding analysis using two different types of RTPV (cubic homogeneous source type and cylindrical heterogeneous source type) were performed to show their relative performances. The results show that the RTPV device using the heterogeneous cylindrical source type has lower dose values by 5~11% depending on the packing factor at the measurement cell than the one using the homogeneous cubic source type. The additional thermal analysis using COMSOL shows that the temperature distribution of the heterogeneous cylindrical source type is more flat than that of a homogeneous cubic source type.
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