EPJ Web Conf.
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|
3D CORE CALCULATION BASED ON THE METHOD OF DYNAMIC HOMOGENIZATION
DEN-Service d’études des réacteurs et de mathématiques appliquées (SERMA), CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Published online: 22 February 2021
The classical two-step calculation scheme has been extensively used to perform three-dimensional deterministic core calculations thanks to its fast results. On the other hand, direct 3D transport calculations and 2D/1D Fusion methods, mostly based on the method of characteristics, have recently been applied showing a prohibitive computational time for routine design purposes as well as in the context of multiphysics and core depletion calculations, due to current machine capabilities.
The Dynamic Homogenization method is here proposed as an alternative technique that may lie between the classical and the direct approaches in terms of precision and performance. In this work, the method is applied to the NEA ”PWR MOX/UO2 Core Benchmark” for a 3D configuration. Comparison of pin power relative errors and computational cost against the two-step and direct approaches are presented.
Key words: Core Calculations / Dynamic Homogenization / Domain Decomposition / PWR / APOLLO3®
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