Set-up of a deterministic model for the analysis of the GUINEVERE experience

Giancarlo Bianchini, Mario Carta, Fabrizio Pisacane, Manuela Frisoni, Vincenzo Peluso

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Abstract

The experimental European project GUINEVERE was launched in the frame of IP EUROTRANS/6thEU Framework Programme. The experience, mainly devoted to the issues concerning on-line reactivity monitoring in ADS, will be performed by using a modified lay-out of the VENUS critical facility located at the Belgium SCK•CEN Mol-site, coupling a subcritical core facility to a deuteron accelerator delivering, by a continuous beam, 14 MeV neutrons by deuterium-tritium reactions. This report describes how a deterministic model (rectangular XYZ geometry) of the modified VENUS facility has been implemented by the ERANOS French code. A comparative analysis was carried out, partially by perturbation theory techniques, about JEFF 3.1 library lead cross sections used by MCNP and ECCO/ERANOS. Comparison between ERANOS and MCNP results are very encouraging, both for keffand some flux/reaction rates profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/10 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bianchini, G., Carta, M., Pisacane, F., Frisoni, M., & Peluso, V. (2010). Set-up of a deterministic model for the analysis of the GUINEVERE experience. Paper presented at International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010, United States.