SERPENT2-SUBCHANFLOW-TRANSURANUS pin-by-pin depletion calculations for a PWR fuel assembly

Manuel García, Riku Tuominen, Andre Gommlich, Diego Ferraro, Ville Valtavirta, Uwe Imke, Paul van Uffelen, Luigi Mercatali, Victor Sanchez-Espinoza, Jaakko Leppänen, Sören Kliem

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Abstract

This work presents the results for a coupled neutronic-thermalhydraulic-thermomechanic pin-level depletion calculation of a PWR fuel assembly using Serpent2-SUBCHANFLOWTRANSURANUS. This tool is based on a semi-implicit depletion scheme with pin-by-pin feedback, mesh-based field exchange and an object-oriented software design. The impact of including fuel-performance capabilities is analyzed, with focus on high-burnup effects. The treatment of the Doppler feedback to the neutronics is examined as well, in particular the use of radial fuel-temperature profiles or radially averaged values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1040
Number of pages8
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2020: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Mar 20202 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Multiphysics
  • PWR
  • Serpent2
  • SUBCHANFLOW
  • TRANSURANUS

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