Because GT relies on IC2 for a long time, the fission reactor has been using IC2, and the design of fusion reactor has been basically fixed because the fusion reactor has passed through many generations of GT. But after GT6 cancels its dependence on IC2, it has to start designing its own fission reactor. So what will GT6 be like?
I went to see a lot of mod reactor designs and found that they are based on two main principles: direct power output through reactions, or steam generation from heating water to generate electricity through turbines. Their structures also have some commonalities: main blocks, reaction chambers for nuclear fuel, control rods for neutron absorption to prevent reaction runaway, cooling units for cooling, and casing blocks as structures. If the power is directly output, there will be an electric power output port, if the steam is output, there will be a fluid input port and output port.
So what should the GT6 reactor look like? I think if we want to be more realistic, it’s reasonable to output steam to generate electricity. In this case, the reactor needs a circulating cooling system, just like the IC2 fluid reactor. Coolant can be water, coolant or sodium-potassium alloy. If it is water, it will directly output steam. If it is coolant or sodium-potassium alloy, it will output the version of heat. It can be cooled by heat exchanger and generate steam at the same time. Steam generates electricity through turbine. Like most reactors, it will also explode when the temperature reaches the upper limit.
In GUI, there are slots like most other reactors where nuclear fuel rods can be placed to react and control rods to absorb neutrons. Heat radiators can cause heat loss but make the reactor safer. Neutron reflectors can improve reaction efficiency but also make the temperature rise faster. Like other reactors, there is a heat bar that shows the heat of the current reactor, and if the heat exceeds the upper limit, it will explode.
For the positioning of the reactor on the techtree, I think it should be in the EV-IV period before the LuV fusion reactor. In the case of the main block of the reactor, more high-tech items (such as crystal processors) are needed to control the reactor. Other blocks need lead to protect the reactor from radiation.
Finally, I hope to have an anti-radiation suit…