Application of the PDET detector to BWR fuel assemblies: gross defect testing using the spatial distribution of neutron and photon flux

Riccardo Rossa, Paolo Peerani, Young Ham, Shivakumar Sitaraman, Alessandro Borella

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    This presentation summarized the main results from the Monte Carlo simulations for the PDET detector (Partial Defect Tester) to BWR fuel assemblies. The first part of the presentaion explains the concept of the detector, together with the models for the fuel assembly, storage rack, and fuel composition. The second part of the presentation shows the results from the MCNP simulations considering the case of a uniform storage rack (i.e. fuel with same composition and source term) and with a generic pattern.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th ESARDA Annual Meeting
    Place of PublicationItaly
    StatePublished - 24 Jun 2013
    Event2013 - ESARDA - European Safeguards Research & Development Association: 35th ESARDA Annual Meeting - SCK-CEN, Bruges
    Duration: 28 May 201330 May 2013


    Conference2013 - ESARDA - European Safeguards Research & Development Association

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