A coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics (N/T) three-dimensional code system SNTA is developed for supercritical water-cooled reactor (SCWR) core steady-state analysis by modular coupling the improved neutronics nodal methodological code and SCWR thermal-hydraulic subchannel code. The appropriate outer iteration coupling method and self-adaptive relaxation factor are proposed for enhancing convergence, stability, and efficiency of coupled N/T calculation. The steady-state analysis for the CSR1000 core is applied to verify SNTA. The results calculated by SNTA agreed well with those by CASIR and SRAC. SNTA is more efficient than CASIR and SRAC, where the neutronics modules are based on the finite-difference method. The numeric results show that SNTA can be applied to SCWR core steady-state analysis and core concept design.

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