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A Comparison of Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Simulations between Serpent/CTF and Polaris/DYN3D: Steady State Operational Characteristics and Burnup Evolution

School of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
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Energies 2021, 14(4), 838; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040838
Received: 16 January 2021 / Revised: 30 January 2021 / Accepted: 2 February 2021 / Published: 5 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section L: Energy Sources)
High fidelity modelling for nuclear power plant analysis is becoming more common due to advances in modelling software and the availability of high-performance computers. However, to design, develop and regulate new light water nuclear reactors there are, up until now, limited requirements for high fidelity methods due to the already well-established computational methods already being widely accepted. This article explores the additional detail which can be obtained when using high fidelity methods through Monte Carlo/Sub-channel analysis compared to industrial methods of cross-section/nodal analysis using the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor as a case study. This case study was chosen due to the challenges in modelling two phase flow and the high levels of heterogeneity within the fuel assembly design. The article investigates how to implement such an approach, from a bottom-up procedure, by analysing each stage of the modelling process. View Full-Text
Keywords: nuclear; nuclear reactors; modelling & simulation; strategic development nuclear; nuclear reactors; modelling & simulation; strategic development
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Atkinson, S.; Detkina, A.; Litskevich, D.; Merk, B. A Comparison of Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Simulations between Serpent/CTF and Polaris/DYN3D: Steady State Operational Characteristics and Burnup Evolution. Energies 2021, 14, 838. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040838

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Atkinson S, Detkina A, Litskevich D, Merk B. A Comparison of Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Simulations between Serpent/CTF and Polaris/DYN3D: Steady State Operational Characteristics and Burnup Evolution. Energies. 2021; 14(4):838. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040838

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Atkinson, Seddon, Anna Detkina, Dzianis Litskevich, and Bruno Merk. 2021. "A Comparison of Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Simulations between Serpent/CTF and Polaris/DYN3D: Steady State Operational Characteristics and Burnup Evolution" Energies 14, no. 4: 838. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040838

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