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Title: Developments in Sensitivity Methodologies and the Validation of Reactor Physics Calculations

The sensitivity methodologies have been a remarkable story when adopted in the reactor physics field. Sensitivity coefficients can be used for different objectives like uncertainty estimates, design optimization, determination of target accuracy requirements, adjustment of input parameters, and evaluations of the representativity of an experiment with respect to a reference design configuration. A review of the methods used is provided, and several examples illustrate the success of the methodology in reactor physics. A new application as the improvement of nuclear basic parameters using integral experiments is also described.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Nuclear Science and Engineering Division, Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
  2. CEA Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198470
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations (Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations (Print); Journal Volume: 2012; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-02 15:20:39; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-6075
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English