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Status of computational and experimental correlations for Los Alamos fast-neutron critical assemblies; Correlation entre les calculs et les experiences sur les ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides de Los Alamos; Sostoyanie vychislitel'nykh i ehksperimental'nykh korrelyatsij dlya Los-Alamosskoj kriticheskoj sistemy na bystrykh nejtronakh; Conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos de Los Alamos; correlacion entre resultados calculados y experimentales

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Abstract

New assemblies and improved measuring techniques call for periodic review of the status of computation vs. experiment. It is appropriate to emphasize neutron-spectral characterizations because of the particularly elusive problems associated with absolute spectral-index measurement and the need for checks of computation beyond simple critical size. The ever-improving spectral-index measurements in conjunction with increasing precision, both of microscopic data for detector and assembly materials and of computational techniques, produce a gradual clarification of the characteristics of a family of fast-neutron critical assemblies. This family now includes unreflected and thick-uranium-reflected U{sup 233} in spherical geometry. Direct correlations among the experimental data will be presented to indicate the a priori possibilities for successful correlations with computation. Sensitivity of computed spectra and critical sizes to neutron-transport models (transport and linear approximations ) and arithmetic approximations (finite angular segmentations and multi-group representations) will be presented for several typical assemblies to help establish the necessary computational detail. Comparisons between experiment and prediction will include, in addition to spectral indices and critical sizes, neutron lifetimes and delayed-neutron fractions. (author) [French] Du fait de la mise en service de nouveaux reacteurs et de l'amelioration des methodes de mesure, il est necessaire de faire periodiquement la correlation des  More>>
Authors:
Hansen, G E [1] 
  1. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1962
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-18/53
Resource Relation:
Conference: Seminar on Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors, Vienna (Austria), 3-11 Aug 1961; Other Information: 15 refs, 3 figs, 5 tabs; Related Information: In: Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors. V. I. Proceedings of the Seminar on the Physics of Fast and Intermediate Reactors. V. I| 500 p.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ACCURACY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRITICAL SIZE; CROSS SECTIONS; DELAYED NEUTRON FRACTION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FAST NEUTRONS; MULTIGROUP THEORY; NEUTRON SPECTRA; NEUTRON TRANSPORT; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; URANIUM; URANIUM 233; ZERO POWER REACTORS
OSTI ID:
22072717
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA12S0209032452
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 445-455
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

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Hansen, G E. Status of computational and experimental correlations for Los Alamos fast-neutron critical assemblies; Correlation entre les calculs et les experiences sur les ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides de Los Alamos; Sostoyanie vychislitel'nykh i ehksperimental'nykh korrelyatsij dlya Los-Alamosskoj kriticheskoj sistemy na bystrykh nejtronakh; Conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos de Los Alamos; correlacion entre resultados calculados y experimentales. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
Hansen, G E. Status of computational and experimental correlations for Los Alamos fast-neutron critical assemblies; Correlation entre les calculs et les experiences sur les ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides de Los Alamos; Sostoyanie vychislitel'nykh i ehksperimental'nykh korrelyatsij dlya Los-Alamosskoj kriticheskoj sistemy na bystrykh nejtronakh; Conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos de Los Alamos; correlacion entre resultados calculados y experimentales. IAEA.
Hansen, G E. 1962. "Status of computational and experimental correlations for Los Alamos fast-neutron critical assemblies; Correlation entre les calculs et les experiences sur les ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides de Los Alamos; Sostoyanie vychislitel'nykh i ehksperimental'nykh korrelyatsij dlya Los-Alamosskoj kriticheskoj sistemy na bystrykh nejtronakh; Conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos de Los Alamos; correlacion entre resultados calculados y experimentales." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22072717,
title = {Status of computational and experimental correlations for Los Alamos fast-neutron critical assemblies; Correlation entre les calculs et les experiences sur les ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides de Los Alamos; Sostoyanie vychislitel'nykh i ehksperimental'nykh korrelyatsij dlya Los-Alamosskoj kriticheskoj sistemy na bystrykh nejtronakh; Conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos de Los Alamos; correlacion entre resultados calculados y experimentales}
author = {Hansen, G E}
abstractNote = {New assemblies and improved measuring techniques call for periodic review of the status of computation vs. experiment. It is appropriate to emphasize neutron-spectral characterizations because of the particularly elusive problems associated with absolute spectral-index measurement and the need for checks of computation beyond simple critical size. The ever-improving spectral-index measurements in conjunction with increasing precision, both of microscopic data for detector and assembly materials and of computational techniques, produce a gradual clarification of the characteristics of a family of fast-neutron critical assemblies. This family now includes unreflected and thick-uranium-reflected U{sup 233} in spherical geometry. Direct correlations among the experimental data will be presented to indicate the a priori possibilities for successful correlations with computation. Sensitivity of computed spectra and critical sizes to neutron-transport models (transport and linear approximations ) and arithmetic approximations (finite angular segmentations and multi-group representations) will be presented for several typical assemblies to help establish the necessary computational detail. Comparisons between experiment and prediction will include, in addition to spectral indices and critical sizes, neutron lifetimes and delayed-neutron fractions. (author) [French] Du fait de la mise en service de nouveaux reacteurs et de l'amelioration des methodes de mesure, il est necessaire de faire periodiquement la correlation des experiences et des calculs. Il est utile d'insister sur les caracterisations de spectres de neutrons a cause des problemes particulieremen t delicats que pose la mesure absolue de l'indice spectral et de la necessite de verifier les calculs au-dela des simples dimensions critiques. Les mesures constamment ameliorees de l'indice spectral, associees a la precision croissante des donnees microscopiques relatives aux materiaux utilises dans les detecteurs et les reacteurs ainsi qu'a celle des methodes de calcul, permettent de connaitre de mieux en mieux les caracteristique s d'une classe d'ensembles critiques a neutrons rapides. Cette classe comprend maintenant des montages a {sup 233}U, en geometrie spherique, sans reflecteur ou avec un reflecteur constitue d'une couche epaisse d'uranium. L'auteur presente des correlations directes parmi les donnees experimentales , pour montrer qu'il existe a priori la possibilite de bonnes correlations avec les resultats des calculs. La sensibilite des spectres calcules et des dimensions critiques aux modeles de transport neutronique (approximations du transport et hypothese de linearite) et aux approximations arithmetiques (hypothese de la segmentation angulaire et representations multigroupes) est presentee pour divers ensembles critiques afin d'aider a etablir les details des calculs indispensables. La comparaison entre l'experience et les previsions porte sur les indices spectraux et les dimensions critiques, les durees de vie des neutrons et les rapports relatifs aux neutrons retardes. (author) [Spanish] La puesta en servicio de nuevos conjuntos criticos y el perfeccionamiento de los metodos de medicion exigen una revision periodica de la correlacion entre los resultados calculados y los experimentales. Dados los problemas particularmente delicados que plantea la medicion de indices espectrales absolutos y dada tambien la necesidad de comprobar los calculos mas alla de las simples dimensiones criticas, conviene hacer hincapie en las caracterizaciones de los espectros neutronicos. El continuo perfeccionamient o ds las mediciones de indices espectrales, unido a la creciente precision de los datos microscopicos relativos a los materiales utilizados en los conjuntos criticos y en los detectores asi como la de los metodos de calculo contribuyen a un mejor conocimiento de las caracteristicas de un grupo de conjuntos criticos de neutrones rapidos. Este grupo compiende actualmente los conjuntos de {sup 233}U en geometria esferica sin reflector o con un reflector constituido por una espesa capa de uranio. El autor expondra correlaciones directas entre los datos experimentales, para indicar que existe a priori la posibilidad de alcanzar correlaciones satisfactorias con los datos calculados. Tambien presentara, para diversos conjuntos tipicos y a fin de establecer los detalles de calculo necesarios la sensitividad de los espestros calculados y de los tamanos criticos a los modelos de transporte nsutronico (aproximaciones de transporte e hipotesis de proporcionalidad) y a las aproximacione s aritmeticas (hipotesis de la segmentacion angular finita y representacione s de grupos multiples). Las comparaciones entre los resultados experimentales y las evaluasiones se refieren a los indices espectrales y a los tamanos criticos, asi como a los periodos de semidesintegracion y a las razones correspondientes a los neutrones retardados. (author) [Russian] Novye sistemy i uluchshennaya izmeritel'naya tekhnika predusmatrivayu t periodicheskij peresmotr sostoyaniya vychislenij v zavisimosti ot ehksperimenta. Sleduet podcherknut' vazhnost' nejtronno-spektral'nykh kharakteristik iz-za osobenno trudnorazreshimykh problem, svyazannykhs absolyutnym izmereniem spektral'nykh indeksov i neobkhodimost'yu proverok vychislenij sverkh prostogo kriticheskogo razmera. Postoyannoe uluchshenie izmereniya spektral'nykh indeksov vmeste s uvelicheniem tochnosti kak mikroskopicheskikh dannykh dlya detektora i materialov sborok, tak i vychislitel'noj tekhniki, privodit k postepennomu proyasneniyu kharakteristik gruppy kriticheskikh sistem na bystrykh nejtronakh. Ehta gruppa sejchas vklyuchaet aktivnye zony s U{sup 233} bez otrazhatelya i s tolstym uranovym otrazhatelem. Pryamaya korrelyatsiya sredi ehksperimental'ny kh dannykh budet predstavlena s tsel'yu ukazat' predshestvuyushchi e vozmozhnosti dlya uspeshnykh korrelyatsij s vychisleniem. Budet predstavlena chuvstvitel'nost ' vychislennogo spektra i kriticheskikh razmerov k razlichnym modelyam perenosa nejtronov (transportnye i linejnye priblizheniya) i arifmeticheskim priblizheniyam (ogranichennye uglovye segmentatsii i mnogogruppovy e predstavleniya) dlya neskol'kikh tipichnykh sistem, chtoby pomoch' ustanovit' neobkhodimye raschetnye detali. Sravneniya mezhdu ehksperimentom i vychislennymi dannymi budut vklyuchat' takzhe v dopolnenie k spektral'nym indeksam i kriticheskim razmeram, vremya zhizni nejtronov i doli zapazdyvayushchikh nejtronov. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
month = {Mar}
}