Modeling of the SPERT transients using Serpent 2 with time-dependent capabilities

Alex Levinsky (Corresponding Author), Ville Valtavirta, Frederick P. Adams, Vinicius N.P. Anghel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Abstract

Monte Carlo multi-physics modeling of reactor transients is being made feasible by the advancement of computer capacities. Developments have recently been made in the area of dynamic Monte Carlo methods, and corresponding new algorithms have been implemented in a number of transport codes. In particular, a time-dependent simulation mode has been implemented in the Serpent 2 code. This paper is focused on time-dependent simulations of the SPERT experiments. The results of reactor-physics simulations are presented. The modeling has been performed using Serpent 2. The results of the reactor physics simulations without fuel temperature feedback are in very good agreement with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-98
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Volume125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Fingerprint

Physics
Monte Carlo methods
Feedback
Experiments
Temperature

Keywords

  • Pressurized water reactor
  • Reactor kinetics
  • Reactor period
  • Reactor transient
  • Serpent
  • Time-dependent Monte Carlo

Cite this

Levinsky, Alex ; Valtavirta, Ville ; Adams, Frederick P. ; Anghel, Vinicius N.P. / Modeling of the SPERT transients using Serpent 2 with time-dependent capabilities. In: Annals of Nuclear Energy. 2019 ; Vol. 125. pp. 80-98.
@article{564b8a430c5441aca9e516a769a0fe5b,
title = "Modeling of the SPERT transients using Serpent 2 with time-dependent capabilities",
abstract = "Monte Carlo multi-physics modeling of reactor transients is being made feasible by the advancement of computer capacities. Developments have recently been made in the area of dynamic Monte Carlo methods, and corresponding new algorithms have been implemented in a number of transport codes. In particular, a time-dependent simulation mode has been implemented in the Serpent 2 code. This paper is focused on time-dependent simulations of the SPERT experiments. The results of reactor-physics simulations are presented. The modeling has been performed using Serpent 2. The results of the reactor physics simulations without fuel temperature feedback are in very good agreement with the experimental data.",
keywords = "Pressurized water reactor, Reactor kinetics, Reactor period, Reactor transient, Serpent, Time-dependent Monte Carlo",
author = "Alex Levinsky and Ville Valtavirta and Adams, {Frederick P.} and Anghel, {Vinicius N.P.}",
year = "2019",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1016/j.anucene.2018.09.038",
language = "English",
volume = "125",
pages = "80--98",
journal = "Annals of Nuclear Energy",
issn = "0306-4549",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

Modeling of the SPERT transients using Serpent 2 with time-dependent capabilities. / Levinsky, Alex (Corresponding Author); Valtavirta, Ville; Adams, Frederick P.; Anghel, Vinicius N.P.

In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 125, 03.2019, p. 80-98.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Modeling of the SPERT transients using Serpent 2 with time-dependent capabilities

AU - Levinsky, Alex

AU - Valtavirta, Ville

AU - Adams, Frederick P.

AU - Anghel, Vinicius N.P.

PY - 2019/3

Y1 - 2019/3

N2 - Monte Carlo multi-physics modeling of reactor transients is being made feasible by the advancement of computer capacities. Developments have recently been made in the area of dynamic Monte Carlo methods, and corresponding new algorithms have been implemented in a number of transport codes. In particular, a time-dependent simulation mode has been implemented in the Serpent 2 code. This paper is focused on time-dependent simulations of the SPERT experiments. The results of reactor-physics simulations are presented. The modeling has been performed using Serpent 2. The results of the reactor physics simulations without fuel temperature feedback are in very good agreement with the experimental data.

AB - Monte Carlo multi-physics modeling of reactor transients is being made feasible by the advancement of computer capacities. Developments have recently been made in the area of dynamic Monte Carlo methods, and corresponding new algorithms have been implemented in a number of transport codes. In particular, a time-dependent simulation mode has been implemented in the Serpent 2 code. This paper is focused on time-dependent simulations of the SPERT experiments. The results of reactor-physics simulations are presented. The modeling has been performed using Serpent 2. The results of the reactor physics simulations without fuel temperature feedback are in very good agreement with the experimental data.

KW - Pressurized water reactor

KW - Reactor kinetics

KW - Reactor period

KW - Reactor transient

KW - Serpent

KW - Time-dependent Monte Carlo

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85055671948&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.anucene.2018.09.038

DO - 10.1016/j.anucene.2018.09.038

M3 - Article

VL - 125

SP - 80

EP - 98

JO - Annals of Nuclear Energy

JF - Annals of Nuclear Energy

SN - 0306-4549

ER -