Coupling of dynamic Monte Carlo with thermal-hydraulic feedback

Bart Sjenitzer, Jan Eduard Hoogenboom, Javier Jiménez Escalante, Victor Hugo Sánchez Espinoza

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    Transient analysis of nuclear reactors is traditionally the domain of deterministic methods, even tough these methods are known to have limitations. With the development of dynamic Monte Carlo and the development of coupled-steady state Monte Carlo calculations the road has been paved to perform transient analysis of high power reactors using Monte Carlo. By this way, it is possible to take into account the thermal-hydraulic feedback, while the neutron transport is modelled in full detail. In this paper a new method is described, which can perform such stochastic analysis of a transient scenario.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-39
    Number of pages13
    JournalAnnals of nuclear energy
    StatePublished - Feb 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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