Development of an object-oriented SERPENT2-SUBCHANFLOW coupling and verification with problem 6 of the VERA core physics benchmark

Manuel García, Diego Ferraro, Ville Valtavirta, Uwe Imke, Riku Tuominen, Victor Sanchez-Espinoza, Luigi Mercatali

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    Abstract

    In the framework of the McSAFE European Union project, Monte-Carlo-based multiphysics tools are being developed and optimized, with the objective of enabling the solution of full-core pin-by-pin depletion and transient problems in Light Water Reactors. In this context, an advanced and flexible Serpent2-SUBCHANFLOW coupling was developed for further use in pin-by-pin calculations. The implementation is based on an object-oriented methodology, in which each code is restructured as a solver class with a well-defined interface and the coupling is specified in a supervisor program. For verification purposes, problem 6 of CASL’s VERA benchmark, consisting of a single PWR fuel assembly at nominal operating conditions, was solved and the results were compared with published values.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, M and C 2019
    PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
    Pages1424-1433
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8944-8769-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2019 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, M and C 2019 - Portland, United States
    Duration: 25 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

    Conference

    Conference2019 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, M and C 2019
    CountryUnited States
    CityPortland
    Period25/08/1929/08/19

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    Light water reactors
    Supervisory personnel
    Object-oriented
    Physics
    Benchmark
    Multiphysics
    Depletion
    Reactor
    Categorical or nominal
    Well-defined
    Union
    Water
    Methodology
    European Union
    Framework
    Context
    Class

    Keywords

    • High-fidelity multiphysics
    • Neutronic-thermalhydraulic coupling
    • Serpent2
    • SUBCHANFLOW

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    García, M., Ferraro, D., Valtavirta, V., Imke, U., Tuominen, R., Sanchez-Espinoza, V., & Mercatali, L. (2019). Development of an object-oriented SERPENT2-SUBCHANFLOW coupling and verification with problem 6 of the VERA core physics benchmark. In International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, M and C 2019 (pp. 1424-1433). American Nuclear Society ANS. https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000099853
    García, Manuel ; Ferraro, Diego ; Valtavirta, Ville ; Imke, Uwe ; Tuominen, Riku ; Sanchez-Espinoza, Victor ; Mercatali, Luigi. / Development of an object-oriented SERPENT2-SUBCHANFLOW coupling and verification with problem 6 of the VERA core physics benchmark. International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, M and C 2019. American Nuclear Society ANS, 2019. pp. 1424-1433
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