A model of the FiR 1 Triga Mk-II reactor has been previously generated for the Serpent Monte Carlo reactor physics and burnup calculation code. In the current article, this model is validated by comparing the predicted reaction rates of nickel and manganese at 9 different positions in the reactor to measurements. In addition, track-length estimators are implemented in Serpent 2.1.18 to increase its performance in dosimetry calculations. The usage of the track-length estimators is found to decrease the reaction rate calculation times by a factor of 7-8 compared to the standard estimator type in Serpent, the collision estimators. The differences in the reaction rates between the calculation and the measurement are below 20%.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||15th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, ISRD 15 - Aix en Provence, France|
Duration: 18 May 2014 → 23 May 2014