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Title: VALIDATION OF KENO V.A AND KENO-VI IN SCALE 6.3 BETA 3 USING ENDF/B-VII.1 AND ENDF/B-VIII LIBRARIES

Abstract

In early 2019, internal beta releases of SCALE 6.3 were identified for internal users, as well as a limited number of external users, to apply when testing key features. Recently developed AMPX-formatted libraries based on ENDF/B-VIII have also been generated for use in internal testing. In this effort, a criticality safety validation was performed using nuclear data libraries based on the ENDF/B-VII.1 and ENDF/B-VIII releases to quantify the changes caused by code development and to identify differences caused by the new nuclear data. As with past validations, the primary suite of experiments used is the Verified, Archived Library of Inputs and Data (VALID) maintained in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The VALID suite contains a total of 618 individual configurations, including systems with fast, thermal, mixed, and intermediate neutron spectra. Fissile species include a range of uranium enrichments, plutonium, mixtures of uranium and plutonium, and 233U. Metal, solution, and compound, mostly in pin array fissile forms, are included in the suite. The results presented here include the 252-group general purpose multigroup library based on ENDF/B-VII.1 and the continuous-energy libraries based on ENDF/B-VII.1 and ENDF/B-VIII.

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1566982
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC 2019) - Paris, , France - 9/15/2019 8:00:00 AM-9/20/2019 4:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Marshall, William B.J., Saylor, Ellen Marie, Holcomb, Andrew M., Wiarda, Dorothea, and Greene, Travis. VALIDATION OF KENO V.A AND KENO-VI IN SCALE 6.3 BETA 3 USING ENDF/B-VII.1 AND ENDF/B-VIII LIBRARIES. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Marshall, William B.J., Saylor, Ellen Marie, Holcomb, Andrew M., Wiarda, Dorothea, & Greene, Travis. VALIDATION OF KENO V.A AND KENO-VI IN SCALE 6.3 BETA 3 USING ENDF/B-VII.1 AND ENDF/B-VIII LIBRARIES. United States.
Marshall, William B.J., Saylor, Ellen Marie, Holcomb, Andrew M., Wiarda, Dorothea, and Greene, Travis. Sun . "VALIDATION OF KENO V.A AND KENO-VI IN SCALE 6.3 BETA 3 USING ENDF/B-VII.1 AND ENDF/B-VIII LIBRARIES". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1566982.
@article{osti_1566982,
title = {VALIDATION OF KENO V.A AND KENO-VI IN SCALE 6.3 BETA 3 USING ENDF/B-VII.1 AND ENDF/B-VIII LIBRARIES},
author = {Marshall, William B.J. and Saylor, Ellen Marie and Holcomb, Andrew M. and Wiarda, Dorothea and Greene, Travis},
abstractNote = {In early 2019, internal beta releases of SCALE 6.3 were identified for internal users, as well as a limited number of external users, to apply when testing key features. Recently developed AMPX-formatted libraries based on ENDF/B-VIII have also been generated for use in internal testing. In this effort, a criticality safety validation was performed using nuclear data libraries based on the ENDF/B-VII.1 and ENDF/B-VIII releases to quantify the changes caused by code development and to identify differences caused by the new nuclear data. As with past validations, the primary suite of experiments used is the Verified, Archived Library of Inputs and Data (VALID) maintained in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The VALID suite contains a total of 618 individual configurations, including systems with fast, thermal, mixed, and intermediate neutron spectra. Fissile species include a range of uranium enrichments, plutonium, mixtures of uranium and plutonium, and 233U. Metal, solution, and compound, mostly in pin array fissile forms, are included in the suite. The results presented here include the 252-group general purpose multigroup library based on ENDF/B-VII.1 and the continuous-energy libraries based on ENDF/B-VII.1 and ENDF/B-VIII.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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