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Title: BISON Theory Manual The Equations behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis

Abstract

BISON is a finite element-based nuclear fuel performance code applicable to a variety of fuel forms including light water reactor fuel rods, TRISO particle fuel, and metallic rod and plate fuel. It solves the fully-coupled equations of thermomechanics and species diffusion, for either 2D axisymmetric or 3D geometries. Fuel models are included to describe temperature and burnup dependent thermal properties, fission product swelling, densification, thermal and irradiation creep, fracture, and fission gas production and release. Plasticity, irradiation growth, and thermal and irradiation creep models are implemented for clad materials. Models are also available to simulate gap heat transfer, mechanical contact, and the evolution of the gap/plenum pressure with plenum volume, gas temperature, and fission gas addition. BISON is based on the MOOSE framework and can therefore efficiently solve problems using standard workstations or very large high-performance computers. This document describes the theoretical and numerical foundations of BISON.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1374503
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-13-29930
TRN: US1800497
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; FISSION PRODUCTS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; FUEL RODS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; HEAT TRANSFER; BISON; Nuclear fuel performance analysis

Citation Formats

Hales, J. D., Williamson, R. L., Novascone, S. R., Pastore, G., Spencer, B. W., Stafford, D. S., Gamble, K. A., Perez, D. M., and Liu, W. BISON Theory Manual The Equations behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1374503.
Hales, J. D., Williamson, R. L., Novascone, S. R., Pastore, G., Spencer, B. W., Stafford, D. S., Gamble, K. A., Perez, D. M., & Liu, W. BISON Theory Manual The Equations behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1374503.
Hales, J. D., Williamson, R. L., Novascone, S. R., Pastore, G., Spencer, B. W., Stafford, D. S., Gamble, K. A., Perez, D. M., and Liu, W. Thu . "BISON Theory Manual The Equations behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1374503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374503.
@article{osti_1374503,
title = {BISON Theory Manual The Equations behind Nuclear Fuel Analysis},
author = {Hales, J. D. and Williamson, R. L. and Novascone, S. R. and Pastore, G. and Spencer, B. W. and Stafford, D. S. and Gamble, K. A. and Perez, D. M. and Liu, W.},
abstractNote = {BISON is a finite element-based nuclear fuel performance code applicable to a variety of fuel forms including light water reactor fuel rods, TRISO particle fuel, and metallic rod and plate fuel. It solves the fully-coupled equations of thermomechanics and species diffusion, for either 2D axisymmetric or 3D geometries. Fuel models are included to describe temperature and burnup dependent thermal properties, fission product swelling, densification, thermal and irradiation creep, fracture, and fission gas production and release. Plasticity, irradiation growth, and thermal and irradiation creep models are implemented for clad materials. Models are also available to simulate gap heat transfer, mechanical contact, and the evolution of the gap/plenum pressure with plenum volume, gas temperature, and fission gas addition. BISON is based on the MOOSE framework and can therefore efficiently solve problems using standard workstations or very large high-performance computers. This document describes the theoretical and numerical foundations of BISON.},
doi = {10.2172/1374503},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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