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Title: Validation and application of a physics database for fast reactor fuel cycle analysis

Abstract

An effort has been made to automate the execution of fast reactor fuel cycle analysis, using EBR-II as a demonstration vehicle, and to validate the analysis results for application to the IFR closed fuel cycle demonstration at EBR-II and its fuel cycle facility. This effort has included: (1) the application of the standard ANL depletion codes to perform core-follow analyses for an extensive series of EBR-II runs, (2) incorporation of the EBR-II data into a physics database, (3) development and verification of software to update, maintain and verify the database files, (4) development and validation of fuel cycle models and methodology, (5) development and verification of software which utilizes this physics database to automate the application of the ANL depletion codes, methods and models to perform the core-follow analysis, and (6) validation studies of the ANL depletion codes and of their application in support of anticipated near-term operations in EBR-II and the Fuel Cycle Facility. Results of the validation tests indicate the physics database and associated analysis codes and procedures are adequate to predict required quantities in support of early phases of FCF operations.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10131927
Report Number(s):
ANL/RA/CP-80815; CONF-940407-13
ON: DE94007645; TRN: 94:007390
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Topical meeting on advances in reactor physics,Knoxville, TN (United States),11-14 Apr 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; IFR REACTOR; FUEL CYCLE; REACTOR PHYSICS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; EBR-2 REACTOR; COMPUTER CODES; 210500; 210802; 990300; POWER REACTORS, BREEDING; INFORMATION HANDLING

Citation Formats

McKnight, R.D., Stillman, J.A., Toppel, B.J., and Khalil, H.S.. Validation and application of a physics database for fast reactor fuel cycle analysis. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
McKnight, R.D., Stillman, J.A., Toppel, B.J., & Khalil, H.S.. Validation and application of a physics database for fast reactor fuel cycle analysis. United States.
McKnight, R.D., Stillman, J.A., Toppel, B.J., and Khalil, H.S.. Tue . "Validation and application of a physics database for fast reactor fuel cycle analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10131927.
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title = {Validation and application of a physics database for fast reactor fuel cycle analysis},
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abstractNote = {An effort has been made to automate the execution of fast reactor fuel cycle analysis, using EBR-II as a demonstration vehicle, and to validate the analysis results for application to the IFR closed fuel cycle demonstration at EBR-II and its fuel cycle facility. This effort has included: (1) the application of the standard ANL depletion codes to perform core-follow analyses for an extensive series of EBR-II runs, (2) incorporation of the EBR-II data into a physics database, (3) development and verification of software to update, maintain and verify the database files, (4) development and validation of fuel cycle models and methodology, (5) development and verification of software which utilizes this physics database to automate the application of the ANL depletion codes, methods and models to perform the core-follow analysis, and (6) validation studies of the ANL depletion codes and of their application in support of anticipated near-term operations in EBR-II and the Fuel Cycle Facility. Results of the validation tests indicate the physics database and associated analysis codes and procedures are adequate to predict required quantities in support of early phases of FCF operations.},
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