This module describes the general design, characteristics and parameters of TRIGA reactors and fuel. Much of this information should be incorporated into any reactor operator training program and, in many cases, the facility Safety Analysis Report.

Learning Objectives

  1. You should understand the basics of the physics and mechanical design of the TRIGA fuel
  2. You should understand the unique operational characteristics of the TRIGA fuel and realize the differences between TRIGA fuels and other, more traditional reactor fuels