Korea Develops Nuclear Reactor Software

      March 30, 2010 08:57

      Korea has developed a home-grown version of nuclear reactor core software for the construction of nuclear power plants. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company on Monday said that research institutes led by Korea Nuclear Fuel have succeeded in developing the reactor core software using only their own expertise.

      The reactor software is designed to predict the status of nuclear fuel inside the reactor, as well as the life cycle of the fuel rods and the time when they should be replaced.

      Korea plans to create a home-grown version of three core nuclear power technologies by 2012 -- reactor core software, a reactor coolant pump, and a man-machine interface to control it.

      KHNP plans to apply the newly core software to the new Gori 3 and 4 reactors, whose construction is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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