Simulating the behaviour of the fast reactor JOYO

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    Abstract

    The benchmark concerning the series of experiments performed for Japanese experimental fast reactor JOYO to determine its basic features was calculated with two Monte Carlo neutron transport codes: MCNP4C and PSG. The purpose of the work was to compare the performance of the two codes to each other and the simulations to the measurements. The calculation tasks were based on two different accuracy levels of the geometry description, the homogeneous and heterogeneous models. It was observed that the codes provided quite consistent results with each other. But when compared to the experimental results, the reliability of the simulations was varying. Especially small changes of the multiplication factor caused a great loss of accuracy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Youth Nuclear Congress 2008
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Youth Nuclear Congress, IYNC 2008 - Interlaken, Switzerland
    Duration: 20 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Youth Nuclear Congress, IYNC 2008
    Abbreviated titleIYNC 2008
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityInterlaken
    Period20/09/0826/09/08

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    Fast reactors
    Neutrons
    Geometry
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • MCNP
    • PSG
    • Monte Carlo
    • JOYO, Fast reactors

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    Juutilainen, P. (2008). Simulating the behaviour of the fast reactor JOYO. In Proceedings of the International Youth Nuclear Congress 2008 [163]
    Juutilainen, Pauli. / Simulating the behaviour of the fast reactor JOYO. Proceedings of the International Youth Nuclear Congress 2008. 2008.
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