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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Core Analysis Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
MULTILEVEL CMFD ACCELERATION METHODS FOR WHOLE CORE REACTOR SIMULATION IN VERA
Oak Ridge National Laboratory P.O. Box 5800, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6170
Published online: 22 February 2021
Ongoing efforts are being made to improve the performance of MPACT as the deterministic neutron transport solver in the Virtual Environment for Reactor Analysis (VERA). As other parts of the code have been improved, the coarse mesh finite difference method (CMFD) has come to take up a significant portion of the runtime. Multilevel-in-energy CMFD and multilevel-in-space CMFD solvers have been used to improve CMFD solver performance. A new multilevel-in-space-and-energy CMFD solver is being introduced that combines components of these two methods. W-Cycles and partial W-Cycles are being investigated to further improve the efficiency of the multilevel-in-energy CMFD solver. The performance of these methods is demonstrated on full core reactor physics problems of interest to VERA.
Key words: Multilevel / CMFD / Acceleration
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