Dosimetry of the Texas A&M University AGN-201M Research Reactor under Accident Conditions

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Abstract

The AGN-201M at Texas A&M University is a small research reactor designed to be simple and easy to use for educational purposes. To ensure radiological safety in the reactor facility, dose equivalent rate measurements were taken near the reactor and at the operating console at various power levels. These measurements were then linearly extrapolated for two postulated reactivity accidents: a reactor pulse and a slow power transient. It was found that the highest integral dose equivalent near the reactor during the postulated accident involving a step increase of 2% Δk k−1 reactivity is 51 ± 4 mSv.

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