Combining Reactor Physics and Fuel Performance Calculations

Tuomas Viitanen, Ville Tulkki

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    Abstract

    Conventionally, fuel performance calculations and reactor physics have been strictly separated from each other. When making fuel performance calculations, the reactor physical parameters such as power distribution, fission gas production and fast flux are either calculated externally and given to fuel performance codes as input, or calculated directly by fuel performance codes using approximate models. At the same time reactor physical calculations are often performed as if the thermo-mechanical properties of the fuel would remain constant over the whole irradiation period. This paper describes a new coupling code for performing combined fuel performance and reactor physical calculations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationTopFuel 2012 Transactions
    PublisherEuropean Nuclear Society
    Pages695-701
    ISBN (Print)978-92-95064-16-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventTopFuel 2012 - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceTopFuel 2012
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityManchester
    Period2/09/126/09/12

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    Physics
    Irradiation
    Fluxes
    Mechanical properties
    Gases

    Keywords

    • ENIGMA
    • SERPENT
    • nuclear fuel
    • modelling
    • multiphysics
    • fuel behaviour
    • neutronics

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    Viitanen, T., & Tulkki, V. (2012). Combining Reactor Physics and Fuel Performance Calculations. In Proceedings: TopFuel 2012 Transactions (pp. 695-701). European Nuclear Society.
    Viitanen, Tuomas ; Tulkki, Ville. / Combining Reactor Physics and Fuel Performance Calculations. Proceedings: TopFuel 2012 Transactions. European Nuclear Society, 2012. pp. 695-701
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