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Title: RAZORBACK - A Research Reactor Transient Analysis Code Version 1.0 - Volume 2: Software Design and Development Report.

Abstract

RAZORBACK is a research reactor transient analysis computer code designed to simulate the operation of a research reactor (such as Sandia National Laboratories' Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR)). The code provides a coupled numerical solution of the point reactor kinetics equations, the energy conservation equation for fuel element heat transfer, the equation of motion for fuel element thermal expansion, and the mass, momentum, and energy conservation equations for the water cooling of the fuel elements. This Software Design and Development Report describes how the code is designed to implement the functional requirements established in the Software Requirements Specification document for RAZORBACK. The description presents the physical model equations used in the design, and how these equations are set up to be solved numerically. This report also provides an evaluation of how the software design meets each of the functional requirements.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1528819
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-4507
663922
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Talley, Darren G. RAZORBACK - A Research Reactor Transient Analysis Code Version 1.0 - Volume 2: Software Design and Development Report.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1528819.
Talley, Darren G. RAZORBACK - A Research Reactor Transient Analysis Code Version 1.0 - Volume 2: Software Design and Development Report.. United States. doi:10.2172/1528819.
Talley, Darren G. Sun . "RAZORBACK - A Research Reactor Transient Analysis Code Version 1.0 - Volume 2: Software Design and Development Report.". United States. doi:10.2172/1528819. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1528819.
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author = {Talley, Darren G.},
abstractNote = {RAZORBACK is a research reactor transient analysis computer code designed to simulate the operation of a research reactor (such as Sandia National Laboratories' Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR)). The code provides a coupled numerical solution of the point reactor kinetics equations, the energy conservation equation for fuel element heat transfer, the equation of motion for fuel element thermal expansion, and the mass, momentum, and energy conservation equations for the water cooling of the fuel elements. This Software Design and Development Report describes how the code is designed to implement the functional requirements established in the Software Requirements Specification document for RAZORBACK. The description presents the physical model equations used in the design, and how these equations are set up to be solved numerically. This report also provides an evaluation of how the software design meets each of the functional requirements.},
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