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Title: Requirements for advanced simulation of nuclear reactor and chemicalseparation plants.

This report presents requirements for advanced simulation of nuclear reactor and chemical processing plants that are of interest to the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) initiative. Justification for advanced simulation and some examples of grand challenges that will benefit from it are provided. An integrated software tool that has its main components, whenever possible based on first principles, is proposed as possible future approach for dealing with the complex problems linked to the simulation of nuclear reactor and chemical processing plants. The main benefits that are associated with a better integrated simulation have been identified as: a reduction of design margins, a decrease of the number of experiments in support of the design process, a shortening of the developmental design cycle, and a better understanding of the physical phenomena and the related underlying fundamental processes. For each component of the proposed integrated software tool, background information, functional requirements, current tools and approach, and proposed future approaches have been provided. Whenever possible, current uncertainties have been quoted and existing limitations have been presented. Desired target accuracies with associated benefits to the different aspects of the nuclear reactor and chemical processing plants were also given. In many cases the possible gains associatedmore » with a better simulation have been identified, quantified, and translated into economical benefits.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
898579
Report Number(s):
ANL-AFCI-168
TRN: US200708%%128
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
ANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DESIGN; FUNCTIONALS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PROCESSING; REACTORS; SIMULATION; TARGETS