publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2019

Whole-core validation of the Superphénix reactor using WIMS11 and an investigation into a hybrid RZ-HEX SP3 calculation route

Davies, Una; Lindley, Ben; Tollit, Brendan; Shwageraus, Eugene;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The Superph´enix SFR has been modelled using the new MERLIN flux solver module of the WIMS reactor physics code. The reactor was simulated for a range of calculation cases which investigated the neutronic effects of different temperatures and control rod insertions, for the purposes of validation against experimental data and verification against Serpent. The WIMS results were found to be in good agreement with the experimental data and the Serpent benchmark. Two different MERLIN models were constructed: a detailed hexagonal-Z geometry in 172 groups, and a hybrid method which used a simplified RZ model to condense the data used in the calculation into fewer grou...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
Funded by
EC| ESFR-SMART
Project
ESFR-SMART
European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754501
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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