Selecting benchmarks for reactor calculations
2014 (English)In: PHYSOR 2014 - The Role of Reactor Physics toward a Sustainable Future, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Criticality, reactor physics, fusion and shielding benchmarks are expected to play important roles in GENIV design, safety analysis and in the validation of analytical tools used to design these reactors. For existing reactor technology, benchmarks are used to validate computer codes and test nuclear data libraries. However the selection of these benchmarks are usually done by visual inspection which is dependent on the expertise and the experience of the user and there by resulting in a user bias in the process. In this paper we present a method for the selection of these benchmarks for reactor applications based on Total Monte Carlo (TMC). Similarities betweenan application case and one or several benchmarks are quantified using the correlation coefficient. Based on the method, we also propose an approach for reducing nuclear data uncertainty using integral benchmark experiments as an additional constrain on nuclear reaction models: a binary accept/reject criterion. Finally, the method was applied to a full Lead Fast Reactor core and a set of criticality benchmarks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Criticality benchmarks, ELECTRA, TMC, nuclear data, GENIV, reactor calculations
Research subject Physics with specialization in Applied Nuclear Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216828DiVA: diva2:691048
PHYSOR 2014 International Conference; Kyoto, Japan; 28 Sep. - 3 Oct., 2014