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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2016 Vol.17 No.11 P.911-922


Generation III pressurized water reactors and China’s nuclear power

Author(s):  Yong Wang, Ji-en Ma, You-tong Fang

Affiliation(s):  Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute, Shanghai 200233, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   majien@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Generation III (GIII) pressurized water reactor (PWR), Performance, Safety, Economy, Nuclear power

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Yong Wang, Ji-en Ma, You-tong Fang. Generation III pressurized water reactors and China’s nuclear power[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2016, 17(11): 911-922.

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The design philosophy, overall performance, safety, and economy of three typical generation III (GIII) pressurized water reactors, EPR, AES2006, and CAP1400, are analyzed comprehensively in this paper. Based on comparison with and the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident, we forecast a future reactor for China’s commercial nuclear power plant. Moreover, we put forward important technological fields of GIII nuclear power plants to which attention should be paid, including the enhancement of defense in depth, defense against extreme external events, severe accident mitigation, design simplification and standardization, improvement in economic competitiveness, load following capability, and adaptation to climate change.



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