Table 3: The influence of core channel number on the coolant temperature variation.

Core channel numberReactor inlet temperature (K)Reactor outlet temperature (K)Calculated temperature variation (K)Designed temperature variation (K)Fractional error

1554.3814594.647540.266140.40.33%
3554.3778594.663940.286140.40.28%
5554.3637594.749940.386240.40.03%
10554.295594.96540.6740.40.67%
20554.2796595.012840.733240.40.82%