EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Monte Carlo Transport|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
INVESTIGATION ON DETERMINISTIC TRUNCATION TO CONTINUOUS ENERGY MONTE CARLO NEUTRON TRANSPORT CALCULATION
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Daehak-ro 291, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea ( 34141 )
Published online: 22 February 2021
This paper presents the application and evaluation of a deterministic truncation of Monte Carlo (DTMC) solution method in a whole core reactor problem based on a continuous energy transport calculation. The DTMC method has been studied and developed as a systematic way to truncate the high-fidelity Monte Carlo (MC) solution to reduce the computational cost without compromising the essential reliability of the solution. Its fea-sibility and capability were preliminarily validated in several benchmark problems using a multi-group energy MC code. In this paper, further study has been conducted in the more practical application with the continuous-energy based MC calculation. The con-cept of the DTMC method is briefly described. Improvements to enhance the numerical stability and efficiency are specified in details. The DTMC method is applied to an SMR problem, in which reactor parameters are estimated to characterize the numerical per-formance and are compared to the standard MC method. Last, the computing time and corresponding figure-of-merit are evaluated.
Key words: MC / DTMC / FMFD / 1-node CMFD / m-PRUP method / Variance reduction
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