An alternative source jerk method implementation for the subcriticality estimation of the venus-f subcritical core in the freya project

Anatoly Kochetkov, Peter Baeten, Wim Uyttenhove, Guido Vittiglio, Jan Wagemans, Annick Billebaud, Sébastien Chabod, Jean-Luc Lecouey, Gilles M. Ban, François-René Lecolley, Nathalie Marie, Grégory Lehaut, Xavier Doligez, Frédéric Mellier

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As a prolongation of the FP-6 GUINEVERE (Generation of Uninterrupted Intense NEutron pulses at the lead VEnus REactor) project at the VENUS-F facility at SCK CEN, the FP-7 FREYA (Fast Reactor Experiments for hYbrid Applications) project was launched in 2011. The FREYA project aims at validating the methodology for sub-criticality monitoring of a subcritical core as proposed in the MUSE experiments conclusions. This is needed for the reactivity monitoring of a powerful ADS (Accelerator Driven System) like MYRRHA. Experiments are also needed for sub-critical and critical ADS and LFR (Lead Fast Reactor) core characterisation for benchmarking and licensing purposes. Several levels of sub-criticality of the first sub-critical core were measured applying the integral Source Jerk method and compared to the reference results obtained with the MSM (Modified Source Multiplication) method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHYSOR2014: International conference on physics of reactors; Kyoto (Japan)
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 - PHYSOR : The Role of Reactor Physics toward a Sustainable Future - The Westin Miyako, Kyoto
Duration: 28 Sep 20143 Oct 2014


Conference2014 - PHYSOR
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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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