Control rod calibration simulation using Monte Carlo code for the IRT-type research reactor

M. V. Shchurovskaya, V. P. Alferov, N. I. Geraskin, A. I. Radaev, A. G. Naymushin, Yu B. Chertkov, M. N. Anikin, I. I. Lebedev

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This paper presents the results of the validation of a research reactor calculation using Monte Carlo code against experimental data. Validation efforts are carried out for two university-based research reactors in Russia: the IRT MEPhI reactor at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and the IRT-T reactor at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. Calculations were performed using the continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCU-PTR. Full 3-D models for the IRT MEPhI and IRT-T reactors were developed. Measured critical cases during the control rod calibrations are analyzed in benchmarking studies. A procedure for the comparison of the measured and the calculated control rod worth based on the detailed calibration simulation is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-343
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Volume96
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • Control rods calibration
  • MCU-PTR code
  • Monte Carlo code
  • Research reactor
  • Validation of neutronics codes

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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Shchurovskaya, M. V., Alferov, V. P., Geraskin, N. I., Radaev, A. I., Naymushin, A. G., Chertkov, Y. B., ... Lebedev, I. I. (2016). Control rod calibration simulation using Monte Carlo code for the IRT-type research reactor. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 96, 332-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2016.06.015

Control rod calibration simulation using Monte Carlo code for the IRT-type research reactor. / Shchurovskaya, M. V.; Alferov, V. P.; Geraskin, N. I.; Radaev, A. I.; Naymushin, A. G.; Chertkov, Yu B.; Anikin, M. N.; Lebedev, I. I.

In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 96, 01.10.2016, p. 332-343.

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Shchurovskaya, MV, Alferov, VP, Geraskin, NI, Radaev, AI, Naymushin, AG, Chertkov, YB, Anikin, MN & Lebedev, II 2016, 'Control rod calibration simulation using Monte Carlo code for the IRT-type research reactor', Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 96, pp. 332-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2016.06.015
Shchurovskaya, M. V. ; Alferov, V. P. ; Geraskin, N. I. ; Radaev, A. I. ; Naymushin, A. G. ; Chertkov, Yu B. ; Anikin, M. N. ; Lebedev, I. I. / Control rod calibration simulation using Monte Carlo code for the IRT-type research reactor. In: Annals of Nuclear Energy. 2016 ; Vol. 96. pp. 332-343.
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