The finite element method based on unstructured mesh has good geometry adaptability, it has been used to solve reactor physics problems, manual description of geometric modeling and meshing makes the current finite element code very complicated, it greatly restricts the application of this method in the numerical calculation of reactor physics. Using the CAD pre-processing software ICEM-CFD, three dimensional geometry is divided into tetrahedral or hexahedral meshes, two dimensional geometry is divided into triangular or quadrilateral meshes, the main code of neutron calculation for nuclear noise analysis based on finite element method is developed. The steady state parameters are calculated and tested through benchmark problem, the test results show that the code has the corresponding computing capabilities. Finally, the neutron noise spectrum is calculated for the 3D PWR benchmark problem published by IAEA, and the noise distribution under given frequency is given.
- Nuclear Engineering Division
Advances in FEMN: The Code for Nuclear Noise Analysis Based on ICEM-CFD
Yuan, B, Zeng, H, Yang, W, & Zhang, S. "Advances in FEMN: The Code for Nuclear Noise Analysis Based on ICEM-CFD." Proceedings of the 2018 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 3: Nuclear Fuel and Material, Reactor Physics, and Transport Theory. London, England. July 22–26, 2018. V003T02A006. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE26-81169
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