EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Monte Carlo Transport|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
OPTIMISATION OF MONTE CARLO BURNUP SIMULATIONS
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Nuclear Engineering AlbaNova University Center, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Published online: 22 February 2021
We show here that computing efficiency of Monte Carlo burnup simulations depends on chosen values of certain free parameters, such as the length of the time steps and the number of neutron histories simulated at each Monte Carlo criticality run. The efficiency can thus be improved by optimising these parameters. We have set up a simple numerical model that made it possible for us to test a large number of combinations of the free parameters, and suggest a way to optimise their selection.
Key words: Monte Carlo burnup / Optimization / time step length / statistics
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