Following the 12248 Deimos meltdown incident, we decided to investigate the problem of the current generation of thermoelectric fission reactors.
Apparently, Apophys Electrics and Jasonvance Industries reactors are running at the edge, using unrealistically enriched fuel (rl: >10%) running 1 K to meltdown, and using neutron flux much greater than real life thermoelectric fission reactors (rl: 3.5e19). I am concerned that without management from a superturing AI, these reactors could easily face the problem of meltdown. This is why I'm here.
Please build thermoelectric fission reactors of these size: <1 MW 1 MW 10 MW ( byArgopeilacos ) 100 MW ( byhyno111 ) (at the brink of the meltdown!) 1 GW Running at least 10 K* from meltdown temperature (radiator temperature preferably at 2300-2400 K, using <10% enriched fuel (preferably 5%)), and neutron flux at 3.5e19. Please keep the mass of the new reactors between 0-5 times the original AE/JI designs, and volume not much larger than the original AE/JI designs.
*It is hard to tell the reactor's temperature. This can be solved by looking at the coolant T, which is available instead. Increase the coolant pump's rotational speed until it is at the meltdown temperature, then reduce the T until it is at least 10 K away from the meltdown temperature. > For example, hyno111 's first 100 MW reactor submission is at the brink of the meltdown. In this case, the meltdown occurs when the inner coolant's T is at 2880 K. Reduce the inner coolant's T to 2870 K and the design will pass this challenge.
Anyways, now I need the reactors, not just radiation shield...
Boron Carbide's melting point is too low for current reactors...
What do you mean by current reactors? It seems this thread is about improving on some kind of reactor design, made by apophys it seems. But that design are never linked here. It seems you also expect to see some specific operating temperature, but that is never mentioned in the requirements either.