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Title: Simulator for an Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Fissile Solution System

LANL has developed a process to generate a progressive family of system models for a fissile solution system. This family includes a dynamic system simulation comprised of coupled nonlinear differential equations describing the time evolution of the system. Neutron kinetics, radiolytic gas generation and transport, and core thermal hydraulics are included in the DSS. Extensions to explicit operation of cooling loops and radiolytic gas handling are embedded in these systems as is a stability model. The DSS may then be converted to an implementation in Visual Studio to provide a design team the ability to rapidly estimate system performance impacts from a variety of design decisions. This provides a method to assist in optimization of the system design. Once design has been generated in some detail the C++ version of the system model may then be implemented in a LabVIEW user interface to evaluate operator controls and instrumentation and operator recognition and response to off-normal events. Taken as a set of system models the DSS, Visual Studio, and LabVIEW progression provides a comprehensive set of design support tools.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1214617
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-27110
TRN: US1500419
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SOLUTIONS; RADIOLYSIS; DESIGN; NEUTRONS; THERMAL HYDRAULICS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; COOLING SYSTEMS; TIME DEPENDENCE; IMPLEMENTATION; KINETICS; OPERATION; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; STABILITY; FISSILE MATERIALS; URANYL NITRATES; SUBCRITICAL ASSEMBLIES; PROGRAMMING; COMPUTER CODES