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Title: Shift Verification and Validation

Abstract

This documentation outlines the verification and validation of Shift for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL). Five main types of problems were used for validation: small criticality benchmark problems; full-core reactor benchmarks for light water reactors; fixed-source coupled neutron-photon dosimetry benchmarks; depletion/burnup benchmarks; and full-core reactor performance benchmarks. We compared Shift results to measured data and other simulated Monte Carlo radiation transport code results, and found very good agreement in a variety of comparison measures. These include prediction of critical eigenvalue, radial and axial pin power distributions, rod worth, leakage spectra, and nuclide inventories over a burn cycle. Based on this validation of Shift, we are confident in Shift to provide reference results for CASL benchmarking.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1329768
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SR-2016/516
CASL-U-2016-1186-000; TRN: US1700404
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; VALIDATION; S CODES; BENCHMARKS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; NEUTRONS; REACTOR CORES; EIGENVALUES; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PHOTONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VERIFICATION; WATER COOLED REACTORS; POWER DISTRIBUTION; RADIATION TRANSPORT; BURNUP; CRITICALITY; DOSIMETRY; FORECASTING; PERFORMANCE; CONTROL ROD WORTHS; FUEL PINS

Citation Formats

Pandya, Tara M., Evans, Thomas M., Davidson, Gregory G, Johnson, Seth R., and Godfrey, Andrew T. Shift Verification and Validation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1329768.
Pandya, Tara M., Evans, Thomas M., Davidson, Gregory G, Johnson, Seth R., & Godfrey, Andrew T. Shift Verification and Validation. United States. doi:10.2172/1329768.
Pandya, Tara M., Evans, Thomas M., Davidson, Gregory G, Johnson, Seth R., and Godfrey, Andrew T. Wed . "Shift Verification and Validation". United States. doi:10.2172/1329768. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1329768.
@article{osti_1329768,
title = {Shift Verification and Validation},
author = {Pandya, Tara M. and Evans, Thomas M. and Davidson, Gregory G and Johnson, Seth R. and Godfrey, Andrew T.},
abstractNote = {This documentation outlines the verification and validation of Shift for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL). Five main types of problems were used for validation: small criticality benchmark problems; full-core reactor benchmarks for light water reactors; fixed-source coupled neutron-photon dosimetry benchmarks; depletion/burnup benchmarks; and full-core reactor performance benchmarks. We compared Shift results to measured data and other simulated Monte Carlo radiation transport code results, and found very good agreement in a variety of comparison measures. These include prediction of critical eigenvalue, radial and axial pin power distributions, rod worth, leakage spectra, and nuclide inventories over a burn cycle. Based on this validation of Shift, we are confident in Shift to provide reference results for CASL benchmarking.},
doi = {10.2172/1329768},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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