This paper presents the methodology developed for the Serpent 2 Monte Carlo code for the calculation of adjoint-weighted reactor point kinetics parameters: effective generation time and delayed neutron fractions. The calculation routines were implemented at the Politecnico di Milano, and they are based on the iterated fission probability (IFP) method. The developed methodology is mainly intended for the modeling of small research reactor cores, and the results are validated by comparison to experimental data and MCNP5 calculations in 31 critical configurations.
- Adjoint-weighted time constants
- Effective delayed neutron fraction
- Effective generation time
- Monte Carlo
Leppänen, J., Aufiero, M., Fridman, E., Rachamin, R., & Van Der Marck, S. (2014). Calculation of effective point kinetics parameters in the Serpent 2 Monte Carlo code. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 65, 272-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2013.10.032