State-of-the-art 3-D radiation transport methods for fusion energy systems

P.P.H. Wilson, R. Feder, U. Fischer, M. Loughlin, L. Petrizzi, Y. Wu, M. Youssef

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)


Recent advances in radiation transport simulation tools enable an increased fidelity and accuracy in modeling complex geometries in fusion systems. Future neutronics calculations will increasingly be based directly on these 3-D CAD-based geometries, allowing enhanced model complexity and improved quality assurance. Improvements have been made in both stochastic and deterministic radiation transport methodologies and their new capabilities will be compared briefly. A code comparison benchmark exercise has been specified based on a 40° sector of the ITER machine and the analysis results show good agreement. Additional analyses will be discussed, with particular attention to how these new capabilities provide new insights for engineering design of ITER components. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824 - 833
Number of pages10
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Wilson, P. P. H., Feder, R., Fischer, U., Loughlin, M., Petrizzi, L., Wu, Y., & Youssef, M. (2008). State-of-the-art 3-D radiation transport methods for fusion energy systems. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), 824 - 833.