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Title: Coupled reactors analysis: New needs and advances using Monte Carlo methodology

Abstract

Coupled reactors and the coupling features of large or heterogeneous core reactors can be investigated with the Avery theory that allows a physics understanding of the main features of these systems. However, the complex geometries that are often encountered in association with coupled reactors, require a detailed geometry description that can be easily provided by modern Monte Carlo (MC) codes. This implies a MC calculation of the coupling parameters defined by Avery and of the sensitivity coefficients that allow further detailed physics analysis. The results presented in this paper show that the MC code SERPENT has been successfully modifed to meet the required capabilities.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. 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:
1393168
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-16-38753
Journal ID: ISSN 0306-4549; PII: S0306454916302584
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford); Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0306-4549
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; Advances using Monte Carlo; Avery's theory; Coupled; Coupled Reactor Analysis; Coupled system parameters; Monte Carlo; Monte Carlo Methodology; Reactor Analysis; SERPENT

Citation Formats

Aufiero, M., Palmiotti, G., Salvatores, M., and Sen, S.. Coupled reactors analysis: New needs and advances using Monte Carlo methodology. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2016.08.002.
Aufiero, M., Palmiotti, G., Salvatores, M., & Sen, S.. Coupled reactors analysis: New needs and advances using Monte Carlo methodology. United States. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2016.08.002.
Aufiero, M., Palmiotti, G., Salvatores, M., and Sen, S.. 2016. "Coupled reactors analysis: New needs and advances using Monte Carlo methodology". United States. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2016.08.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393168.
@article{osti_1393168,
title = {Coupled reactors analysis: New needs and advances using Monte Carlo methodology},
author = {Aufiero, M. and Palmiotti, G. and Salvatores, M. and Sen, S.},
abstractNote = {Coupled reactors and the coupling features of large or heterogeneous core reactors can be investigated with the Avery theory that allows a physics understanding of the main features of these systems. However, the complex geometries that are often encountered in association with coupled reactors, require a detailed geometry description that can be easily provided by modern Monte Carlo (MC) codes. This implies a MC calculation of the coupling parameters defined by Avery and of the sensitivity coefficients that allow further detailed physics analysis. The results presented in this paper show that the MC code SERPENT has been successfully modifed to meet the required capabilities.},
doi = {10.1016/j.anucene.2016.08.002},
journal = {Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford)},
number = C,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8
}

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