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Title: Development of coupled SCALE4.2/GTRAN2 computational capability for advanced MOX fueled assembly designs

Abstract

An advanced assembly code system that can efficiently and accurately analyze various designs (current and advanced) proposed for plutonium disposition is being developed by {open_quotes}marrying{close_quotes} two existing state-of-the-art methodologies-GTRAN2 and SCALE 4.2. The resulting code system, GT-SCALE, posses several unique characteristics: exact 2D representation of a complete fuel assembly, while preserving the heterogeniety of each of its pin cells; flexibility in the energy group structure, the present upper limit being 218 groups; a comprehensive cross-section library and material data base; and accurate burnup calculations. The resulting GT-SCALE is expected to be very useful for a wide variety of applications, including the analysis of very heterogeneous UO{sub 2} fueled LWR fuel assemblies; of hexagonal shaped fuel assemblies as of the Russian LWRs; of fuel assemblies for HTGRs; as well as for the analysis of criticality safety and for calculation of the source term of spent fuel.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
64142
Report Number(s):
CONF-950420-23
ON: DE95010522; TRN: 95:014089
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on mathematics and computations, reactor physics, and environmental analyses, Portland, OR (United States), 30 Apr - 4 May 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; DESIGN; WATER COOLED REACTORS; G CODES; BENCHMARKS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS

Citation Formats

Vujic, J., Greenspan, E., Slater, Postma, T., Casher, G., Soares, I., and Leal, L. Development of coupled SCALE4.2/GTRAN2 computational capability for advanced MOX fueled assembly designs. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Vujic, J., Greenspan, E., Slater, Postma, T., Casher, G., Soares, I., & Leal, L. Development of coupled SCALE4.2/GTRAN2 computational capability for advanced MOX fueled assembly designs. United States.
Vujic, J., Greenspan, E., Slater, Postma, T., Casher, G., Soares, I., and Leal, L. Mon . "Development of coupled SCALE4.2/GTRAN2 computational capability for advanced MOX fueled assembly designs". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/64142.
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title = {Development of coupled SCALE4.2/GTRAN2 computational capability for advanced MOX fueled assembly designs},
author = {Vujic, J. and Greenspan, E. and Slater, Postma, T. and Casher, G. and Soares, I. and Leal, L.},
abstractNote = {An advanced assembly code system that can efficiently and accurately analyze various designs (current and advanced) proposed for plutonium disposition is being developed by {open_quotes}marrying{close_quotes} two existing state-of-the-art methodologies-GTRAN2 and SCALE 4.2. The resulting code system, GT-SCALE, posses several unique characteristics: exact 2D representation of a complete fuel assembly, while preserving the heterogeniety of each of its pin cells; flexibility in the energy group structure, the present upper limit being 218 groups; a comprehensive cross-section library and material data base; and accurate burnup calculations. The resulting GT-SCALE is expected to be very useful for a wide variety of applications, including the analysis of very heterogeneous UO{sub 2} fueled LWR fuel assemblies; of hexagonal shaped fuel assemblies as of the Russian LWRs; of fuel assemblies for HTGRs; as well as for the analysis of criticality safety and for calculation of the source term of spent fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
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