Intepretation of experimental measurements on the SC-1 configuration of the VENUS-F core

Sandra Dulla, Marta Nervo, Piero Ravetto, Giorgia Mila, Stefano Argirò, Stefania Beole, Massimo Masera, Giancarlo Bianchini, Mario Carta, Valentina Fabrizio, Vincenzo Giuseppe Peluso, Fabrizio Gabrielli, Andrei Rineiski, Anatoly Kochetkov, Peter Baeten, Wim Uyttenhove, Guido Vittiglio, Jan Wagemans

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Within the FREYA Project, methods to interpret flux measurements in the VENUS-F core are being studied in order to reconstruct the subcriticality level of the facility. In this work, after the presentation of results obtained with standard techniques such as the Area Method, we introduce an alternative approach to the experimental determination of the reactivity. This method, whose validity has been tested by computational exercises, makes use of general mathematical properties of the point kinetics system of equations and has been recently extended for subcritical system analysis. The evaluation of spatial correction factors is also carried out using deterministic transport evaluations (ERANOS code). The statistical and systematic uncertainty of the results in terms of reactivity is discussed and numerical results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2014
PublisherJAEA - Japan Atomic Energy Agency
EditionJAEA-Conf 2014-003
StatePublished - Sep 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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