Sensitivity analysis of source driven subcritical systems by the HGPT methodology

A. Gandini

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The heuristically based generalized perturbation theory (HGPT) methodology has been extensively used in the last decades for analysis studies in the nuclear reactor field. As well known, its use leads to fundamental reciprocity relationships from which perturbation, or sensitivity expressions can be derived, to first and higher order, in terms of simple integration operation of quantities calculated at unperturbed system conditions. Its application to subcritical, source-driven systems, now considered with increasing interest in many laboratories for their potential use as nuclear waste burners and/or safer energy producers, is here commented, with particular emphasis to problems implying an intensive system control variable. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241 - 1256
Number of pages16
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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