BGUCORE - A COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEM FOR NEUTRONIC ANALYSIS OF A PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CORE.

Alex Galperin, Meir Segev, Anatoly Goldfeld, Yonathan Karni

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Abstract

The independently developed and verified computational system BGUCORE for the neutronic analysis of pressurized water reactor cores is introduced. The basic methodology adopted generates cross-section libraries for each fuel type as functions of burnup and soluble boron concentrations. These cross sections are arranged as a two-dimensional matrix of sets, each set corresponding to a particular burnup/boron pair of coordinates. The two-dimensional diffusion analysis of the reactor core utilizes the pregenerated libraries by interpolating between burnup and boron entry points. The present system is especially designed for the analysis of cores with burnable poisons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-363
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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