Three-dimensional Monte Carlo code KENO-VI of SCALE-6.2.2 code system was applied for criticality calculation of the LR-0 reactor core. A central module placed in the center of the core was filled by graphite, lithium fluoride-beryllium fluoride (FLIBE), and lithium fluoride-sodium fluoride (FLINA) compounds. The multiplication factor was obtained for all cases using both ENDF/B-VII.0 and ENDF/B-VII.1 nuclear data libraries. Obtained results were compared with benchmark calculations in the MCNP6 using ENDF/B-VII.0 library. The results of KENO-VI calculations are found to be in good agreement with results obtained by the MCNP6. The discrepancies are typically within tens of pcm excluding the case with the FLINA filling. Sensitivities and uncertainties of the reference case with no filling were determined by a continuos-energy version of the TSUNAMI sequence of SCALE-6.2.2. The obtained uncertainty in multiplication factor due to the uncertainties in nuclear data is about 650 pcm with ENDF/B-VII.1.
Criticality Calculations and Basic Sensitivity/Uncertainty Investigation of LR-0 Benchmark Core
Manuscript received June 20, 2018; final manuscript received October 3, 2018; published online April 16, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Martin Schulc.
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Czakoj, T., and Losa, E. (April 16, 2019). "Criticality Calculations and Basic Sensitivity/Uncertainty Investigation of LR-0 Benchmark Core." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. July 2019; 5(3): 030903. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041692
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