Burnup calculation methodology in the serpent 2 Monte Carlo code

Jaakko Leppänen, A. Isotalo

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Abstract

This paper presents two topics related to the burnup calculation capabilities in the Serpent 2 Monte Carlo code: advanced time-integration methods and improved memory management, accomplished by the use of different optimization modes. The development of the introduced methods is an important part of re-writing the Serpent source code, carried out for the purpose of extending the burnup calculation capabilities from 2D assembly-level calculations to large 3D reactor-scale problems. The progress is demonstrated by repeating a PWR test case, originally carried out in 2009 for the validation of the newly-implemented burnup calculation routines in Serpent 1
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
Pages924-935
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-1-6227-6389-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics - Knoxville, United States
Duration: 15 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville
Period15/04/1220/04/12

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methodology
assembly
reactors
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Keywords

  • Burnup calculation
  • memory usage
  • Monte Carlo
  • predictor-corrector method
  • serpent

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Leppänen, J., & Isotalo, A. (2012). Burnup calculation methodology in the serpent 2 Monte Carlo code. In Proceedings: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 924-935). American Nuclear Society ANS.
Leppänen, Jaakko ; Isotalo, A. / Burnup calculation methodology in the serpent 2 Monte Carlo code. Proceedings: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012. Vol. 2 American Nuclear Society ANS, 2012. pp. 924-935
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Leppänen, J & Isotalo, A 2012, Burnup calculation methodology in the serpent 2 Monte Carlo code. in Proceedings: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012. vol. 2, American Nuclear Society ANS, pp. 924-935, International Conference on the Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2012, Knoxville, United States, 15/04/12.

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Proceedings: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012. Vol. 2 American Nuclear Society ANS, 2012. p. 924-935.

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Leppänen J, Isotalo A. Burnup calculation methodology in the serpent 2 Monte Carlo code. In Proceedings: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2012: Advances in Reactor Physics, PHYSOR 2012. Vol. 2. American Nuclear Society ANS. 2012. p. 924-935