Total Reactor Physics Analysis System (TOPAS)

Development of a sensitivity and uncertainty analysis calculation system

Maria Pusa

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a sensitivity and uncertainty (S&U) analysis calculation system for reactor physics calculations. Classical perturbation theory has been implemented within the fuel assembly code CASMO-4 to enable the computation of multiplication factor sensitivity coefficients with respect to cross-sections. In addition, a covariance library has been created and connected to the code in order to allow uncertainty analysis. The work has been carried out as a part of the international UAM benchmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAFIR2010
Subtitle of host publicationThe Finnish Research Programme on Safety 2007-2010: Final Report
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages181-191
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7690-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7689-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
PublisherVTT
Number2571
ISSN (Print)1235-0605
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0865

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Uncertainty analysis
Sensitivity analysis
Physics

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Pusa, M. (2011). Total Reactor Physics Analysis System (TOPAS): Development of a sensitivity and uncertainty analysis calculation system. In SAFIR2010: The Finnish Research Programme on Safety 2007-2010: Final Report (pp. 181-191). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2571
Pusa, Maria. / Total Reactor Physics Analysis System (TOPAS) : Development of a sensitivity and uncertainty analysis calculation system. SAFIR2010: The Finnish Research Programme on Safety 2007-2010: Final Report. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2011. pp. 181-191 (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2571).
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