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Publication . Article . Conference object . 2019

Neutron kinetics equations in APOLLO3® code for application to noise problems.

Gammicchia A., Santandrea S., Zmijarevic I., Stankovski Z., and Dulla S;
Open Access
Published: 25 Aug 2019
Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract

A 2-D noise model is implemented in the deterministic reactor code APOLLO3 R to simulate a periodic oscillation of a structural component. The Two/Three Dimensional Transport (TDT) solver, using the Method of Characteristics, is adopted for the calculation of the case studies, constituted by a moving detector and control-rod bundle. The period is constructed by properly linking the geometries corresponding to the temporal positions. The calculation is entirely performed in the real time domain, without resorting to the traditional frequency approach. A dynamic eigenvalue is defined that takes into account the system average reactivity over a period. The algorithm is accelerated by the DPN synthetic method. For each cell of the domain, the time values of fission rates are analysed to determine the noise extent.

Funded by
EC| CORTEX
Project
CORTEX
Core monitoring techniques and experimental validation and demonstration
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754316
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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EC| CORTEX
Project
CORTEX
Core monitoring techniques and experimental validation and demonstration
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754316
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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