Serpent--OpenFOAM coupling in transient mode: of a Godiva prompt critical burst

Manuele Aufiero, Carlo Fiorina, Axel Laureau, Pablo R. Rubiolo, Ville Valtavirta

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    Abstract

    This work presents the internal coupling of a Monte Carlo code and a CFD code for transient reactor simulations. Routines from the C++ finite-volume OpenFOAM multi-physics toolkit have been merged with the Serpent Monte Carlo code and linked at compilation at source code level. The internal coupling between the two codes allows to perform transient Monte Carlo neutronics simulations with thermal-hydraulics and thermo-mechanics feedbacks within a single tool, without requiring input/output data transfer to external codes. A Godiva super-prompt-critical burst has been selected to test the numerical behaviour of the Serpent--OpenFOAM coupling in presence of moving mesh. Experimental data are compared to the results of the coupled neutronics/themal-mechanics simulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationJoint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method
    PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-0804-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventMathematics and Computations, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo International Conference, M&C+SNA+MC 2015 - Nashville, United States
    Duration: 19 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics and Computations, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo International Conference, M&C+SNA+MC 2015
    Abbreviated titleM&C+SNA+MC 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityNashville
    Period19/04/1523/04/15

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    Keywords

    • CFD
    • Monte Carlo
    • multiphysics
    • OpenFOAM
    • serpent

    Cite this

    Aufiero, M., Fiorina, C., Laureau, A., Rubiolo, P. R., & Valtavirta, V. (2015). Serpent--OpenFOAM coupling in transient mode: of a Godiva prompt critical burst. In Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method American Nuclear Society ANS.
    Aufiero, Manuele ; Fiorina, Carlo ; Laureau, Axel ; Rubiolo, Pablo R. ; Valtavirta, Ville. / Serpent--OpenFOAM coupling in transient mode : of a Godiva prompt critical burst. Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method. American Nuclear Society ANS, 2015.
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    Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method. American Nuclear Society ANS, 2015.

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    Aufiero M, Fiorina C, Laureau A, Rubiolo PR, Valtavirta V. Serpent--OpenFOAM coupling in transient mode: of a Godiva prompt critical burst. In Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method. American Nuclear Society ANS. 2015