EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 106, 2016ISRD 15 – International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Reactor Surveillance and Plant Life|
|Published online||03 February 2016|
A History of Dosimetry for the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
1 EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd, Gloucester, UK
2 AMEC, Clean Energy – Europe, Gloucester, UK
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 3 February 2016
This paper presents a summary of the methods used in the first ∼40 years of AGR neutron dosimetry and nuclear heating calculations, and the influence of the earlier Magnox reactor dosimetry programme. While the current state-of-the-art Monte Carlo methods are extremely powerful they still require very careful consideration of the quality of the input data, nuclear data validation and variance reduction techniques; in particular, this paper examines the difficulties in assuring the adequate convergence of calculations when Monte Carlo acceleration is applied in the presence of significant streaming paths through attenuating or scattering media.
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