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A Comparison between Effective Cross Section Calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation and More Exact Methods

Abstract

In order to investigate some aspects of the 'Intermediate Resonance Approximation' developed by Goldstein and Cohen, comparative calculations have been made using this method together with more accurate methods. The latter are as follows: a) For homogeneous materials the slowing down equation is solved in the fundamental mode approximation with the computer programme SPENG. All cross sections are given point by point. Because the spectrum can be calculated for at most 2000 energy points, the energy regions where the resonances are accurately described are limited. Isolated resonances in the region 100 to 240 eV are studied for {sup 238}U/Fe and {sup 238}U/Fe/Na mixtures. In the regions 161 to 251 eV and 701 to 1000 eV, mixtures of {sup 238}U and Na are investigated. {sup 239}Pu/Na and {sup 239}Pu/{sup 238}U/Na mixtures are studied in the region 161 to 251 eV. b) For heterogeneous compositions in slab geometry the integral transport equation is solved using the FLIS programme in 22 energy groups. Thus, only one resonance can be considered in each calculation. Two resonances are considered, namely those belonging to {sup 238}U at 190 and 937 eV. The compositions are lattices of {sup 238}U and Fe plates. The computer programme DORIX is  More>>
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Publication Date:
Feb 15, 1969
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AE-346
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 25 refs., 10 figs., 23 tabs.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; PLUTONIUM 239; URANIUM 238; RESONANCE ABSORPTION; CROSS SECTIONS; EV RANGE; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; REACTOR KINETICS; INTERMEDIATE RESONANCE; COMPUTER CODES; SODIUM; IRON
OSTI ID:
20956250
Research Organizations:
AB Atomenergi, Nykoeping (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: SE0708684
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20956250
Submitting Site:
SWDN
Size:
70 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 29, 2007

Citation Formats

Haeggblom, H. A Comparison between Effective Cross Section Calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation and More Exact Methods. Sweden: N. p., 1969. Web.
Haeggblom, H. A Comparison between Effective Cross Section Calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation and More Exact Methods. Sweden.
Haeggblom, H. 1969. "A Comparison between Effective Cross Section Calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation and More Exact Methods." Sweden.
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title = {A Comparison between Effective Cross Section Calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation and More Exact Methods}
author = {Haeggblom, H}
abstractNote = {In order to investigate some aspects of the 'Intermediate Resonance Approximation' developed by Goldstein and Cohen, comparative calculations have been made using this method together with more accurate methods. The latter are as follows: a) For homogeneous materials the slowing down equation is solved in the fundamental mode approximation with the computer programme SPENG. All cross sections are given point by point. Because the spectrum can be calculated for at most 2000 energy points, the energy regions where the resonances are accurately described are limited. Isolated resonances in the region 100 to 240 eV are studied for {sup 238}U/Fe and {sup 238}U/Fe/Na mixtures. In the regions 161 to 251 eV and 701 to 1000 eV, mixtures of {sup 238}U and Na are investigated. {sup 239}Pu/Na and {sup 239}Pu/{sup 238}U/Na mixtures are studied in the region 161 to 251 eV. b) For heterogeneous compositions in slab geometry the integral transport equation is solved using the FLIS programme in 22 energy groups. Thus, only one resonance can be considered in each calculation. Two resonances are considered, namely those belonging to {sup 238}U at 190 and 937 eV. The compositions are lattices of {sup 238}U and Fe plates. The computer programme DORIX is used for the calculations using the Intermediate Resonance Approximation. Calculations of reaction rates and effective cross sections are made at 0, 300 and 1100 deg K for homogeneous media and at 300 deg K for heterogeneous media. The results are compared to those obtained by using the programmes SPENG and FLIS and using the narrow resonance approximation.}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1969}
month = {Feb}
}