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Title: Updates and Verifications of the PROTEUS Suite in FY19

Abstract

In FY19 efforts were made on updating and verifying the PROTEUS suite in terms of depletion and fuel cycle capabilities, updated MSR capabilities, improving code usability, and supporting simulation of micro reactors. The fuel reloading and shuffling schemes as well as the built-in depletion solver were implemented to add the fuel cycle capability to PROTEUS-NODAL. PERSENT can run with PROTEUS-NODAL which now produce the CCCC interface files. The MSR simulation capability was further updated by making PROTEUS-NODAL coupled with SAM via the MOOSE wrapper. The high fidelity solvers of PROTEUS were updated to support the multiphysics simulation of SFRs and micro reactors. The coupled system of PROTEUS / FLUENT / ANLHTP was developed using Python-based external drivers, demonstrating the coupled simulation for small 3D test problems with heat pipe failure transients. In addition, the gamma transport capability was implemented to compute the detailed gamma distributions that determines the primary heat sources for the fuel assembly structure and non-fueled assemblies. Verification tests using fuel assembly and 2D core problems indicated very good agreement in heating distributions between PROTEUS and VARIANT / GAMSOR solutions. For user support, the NEAMS Workbench was updated to include PROTEUS-NODAL and further extended to handle PROTEUS-MOC formore » which the support of Workbench is limited, instead requiring the off-line generation of mesh files and corresponding cross section sets. The utility tools of PROTEUS were also updated to support users to model and simulate complicated and non-conventional geometry cores.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)
OSTI Identifier:
1572155
Report Number(s):
ANL/NSE-19/34
156480
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lee, Changho, and Jung, Yeon Sang. Updates and Verifications of the PROTEUS Suite in FY19. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1572155.
Lee, Changho, & Jung, Yeon Sang. Updates and Verifications of the PROTEUS Suite in FY19. United States. doi:10.2172/1572155.
Lee, Changho, and Jung, Yeon Sang. Mon . "Updates and Verifications of the PROTEUS Suite in FY19". United States. doi:10.2172/1572155. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1572155.
@article{osti_1572155,
title = {Updates and Verifications of the PROTEUS Suite in FY19},
author = {Lee, Changho and Jung, Yeon Sang},
abstractNote = {In FY19 efforts were made on updating and verifying the PROTEUS suite in terms of depletion and fuel cycle capabilities, updated MSR capabilities, improving code usability, and supporting simulation of micro reactors. The fuel reloading and shuffling schemes as well as the built-in depletion solver were implemented to add the fuel cycle capability to PROTEUS-NODAL. PERSENT can run with PROTEUS-NODAL which now produce the CCCC interface files. The MSR simulation capability was further updated by making PROTEUS-NODAL coupled with SAM via the MOOSE wrapper. The high fidelity solvers of PROTEUS were updated to support the multiphysics simulation of SFRs and micro reactors. The coupled system of PROTEUS / FLUENT / ANLHTP was developed using Python-based external drivers, demonstrating the coupled simulation for small 3D test problems with heat pipe failure transients. In addition, the gamma transport capability was implemented to compute the detailed gamma distributions that determines the primary heat sources for the fuel assembly structure and non-fueled assemblies. Verification tests using fuel assembly and 2D core problems indicated very good agreement in heating distributions between PROTEUS and VARIANT / GAMSOR solutions. For user support, the NEAMS Workbench was updated to include PROTEUS-NODAL and further extended to handle PROTEUS-MOC for which the support of Workbench is limited, instead requiring the off-line generation of mesh files and corresponding cross section sets. The utility tools of PROTEUS were also updated to support users to model and simulate complicated and non-conventional geometry cores.},
doi = {10.2172/1572155},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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