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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Advanced Modelling and Simulation|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
A SUBCHANNEL COARSENING METHOD FOR Serpent2-SUBCHANFLOW APPLIED TO A FULL-CORE VVER PROBLEM
1 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
2 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Tietotie 3, Espoo, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Published online: 22 February 2021
This work presents a methodology to coarsen subchannel models to accelerate largescale Serpent2-SUBCHANFLOW calculations. The method is based on first building a fully detailed subchannel model and then combining subchannels into larger channels with condensed hydraulic parameters. To quantify the accuracy and performance of this scheme, a full-core VVER-1000 problem is simulated with Serpent2-SUBCHANFLOW using two types of coarsened models, as well as a standard subchannel model as reference.
Key words: Serpent2 / SUBCHANFLOW / Multiphysics / Subchannel coarsening / VVER
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