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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Core Analysis Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
A RESONANCE CALCULATION METHOD USING ENERGY EXPANSION BASED ON A REDUCED ORDER MODEL: USE OF ULTRA-FINE GROUP SPECTRUM CALCULATION AND APPLICATION TO HETEROGENEOUS GEOMETRY
1 Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan, 464-8603
2 Osaka University 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan, 565-0871
3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. 1-1-1 Wadasaki-Cho, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Japan, 652-8585
Published online: 22 February 2021
A Resonance calculation using energy Spectral Expansion (RSE) method has been recently proposed in order to efficiently treat complicated heterogeneous geometry and resonance interference effect. In the RSE method, ultra-fine group spectra are generated from ultra-fine group calculations in homogeneous geometry, and the spectra are expanded by the orthogonal basis on energy based on the singular value decomposition. Then the transport calculation for expansion coefficients is numerically performed, and the ultra-fine group spectra in the target heterogeneous regions are reconstructed by the expansion coefficients and the orthogonal basis. In this study, the RSE method is applied to multi-cell geometries including UO2, MOX and water cells, in which the resonance interference effect between UO2 and MOX fuel cells appears. The validity of the RSE method is confirmed through comparison with the reference effective multi-group cross sections obtained from the direct ultra-fine group calculation in the target heterogeneous geometry.
Key words: Resonance calculation / reduced order model / low-rank approximation / ultra-fine group spectra
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