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Modeling of SFR cores with Serpent-DYN3D codes sequence

Fridman, E and Shwageraus, E (2013) Modeling of SFR cores with Serpent-DYN3D codes sequence. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 53. pp. 354-363. ISSN 0306-4549

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Abstract

DYN3D reactor dynamics nodal diffusion code was originally developed for the analysis of Light Water Reactors. In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of using DYN3D for modeling of fast spectrum reactors. A homogenized cross sections data library was generated using continuous energy Monte-Carlo code Serpent which provides significant modeling flexibility compared with traditional deterministic lattice transport codes and tolerable execution time. A representative sodium cooled fast reactor core was modeled with the Serpent-DYN3D code sequence and the results were compared with those produced by ERANOS code and with a 3D full core Monte-Carlo solution. Very good agreement between the codes was observed for the core integral parameters and power distribution suggesting that the DYN3D code with cross section library generated using Serpent can be reliably used for the analysis of fast reactors. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DYN3D ERANOS Few-group cross-section generation Lattice physics Monte-Carlo Serpent
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:28
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 19:06
DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2012.08.006