Data for: Proliferation Resistance Evaluation for TRU Fuel Cycle employing HTGR using PRAETOR code

Published: 31-03-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3yhcszry82.1
Sunil Chirayath


These data are output data of proliferation resistance (PR) of nuclear fuels such as inert matrix fuel (IMF) for high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) and mixed oxide fuel for conventional light water reactor obtained by running PRAETOR code. PR evaluation and analysis were performed for some diversion scenarios assuming different target materials and plutonium extraction fraction in the transformation process to get target metal from diverted nuclear material. In the PRAETOR code, the PR evaluation is carried out through three tiers using their respective weights and the multi-attribute utility analysis (MAUA) methodology. The MAUA methodology is a well-established decision-analysis technique wherein a value or utility function is used to represent the attractiveness of a particular route for nuclear material diversion or theft. The sixty-eight attribute inputs are folded into utility values for eleven subgroups in Tier 1. In Tier 2, the eleven subgroups are combined into utility values for four stages consisting of diversion, transportation, transformation and weaponization. Finally, the four stages are combined to an overall PR metric value in Tier 3 evaluation.