A small commercial PWR contains 49 fuel assemblies arranged
in a 7 × 7 square. How much uranium is used in this reactor and what do you
expect its thermal output and its electrical output to be?
Using the data presented earlier in the chapter, calculate
the weight of the fuel pellets in a BWR, PWR, CANDU, AGR, and LMFBR fuel rod.
You may assume that the density of uranium dioxide in these fuel pellets is 10