EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Core Analysis Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
ANALYSIS OF THE BEAVRS BENCHMARK USING CASMO5/SIMULATE5 WITH JENDL-4.0 AND ENDF/B-VII.1
Regulatory Standard and Research Department, Secretariat of Nuclear Regulation Authority (S/NRA/R) 1-9-9, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-8450, Japan
Published online: 22 February 2021
The BEAVRS benchmark was analyzed using the CASMO5/SIMULATE5 in order to compare the measurement data and the calculation results based on the JENDL-4.0 and ENDF/B-VII.1 and investigate the difference between those calculation results. For the hot zero power (HZP) physics test, the calculation results showed good agreement with the measurement data for both of cycles 1 and 2. For cycle 1, the calculation results of the isothermal temperature coefficient (ITC) differed from the measurement data by approximately 1 pcm/℉, and the same tendency has been reported in previous studies. For the cycle operation, the calculation results of the boron letdown agreed well with the measurement data. On the other hand, some calculation results of the axial detector signals had a large difference from the measurement data, which is supposedly attributed to the discrepancy of the axial offset (AO) caused by the authors’ approximation for the control rod and shutdown bank positions. In terms of the comparison between the JENDL-4.0 and ENDF/B-VII.1, although approximately 15 ppm difference of the boron letdown in the cycle operation was observed, no significant difference was seen for other core parameters, thus, the influence of the two nuclear data library was small on the present results.
Key words: BEAVRS Benchmark / CASMO5 / SIMULATE5 / JENDL-4.0 / ENDF/B-VII.1
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