EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Research Reactors and Facilities|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
EVALUATION OF APPROXIMATIONS IN REACTOR PULSE
Jozef Stefan Institute, Reactor Physics Department (F8) Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Published online: 22 February 2021
An evaluation of validity of theoretical pulse models (Fuchs-Hansen and Nordheim-Fuchs model) in reactor pulse modelling was performed by developing so called Improved Pulse Model. The effect of each of the five assumptions on the most important pulse physical parameters, maximal power, total released energy and full width at half maximum was studied. In the Improved Pulse Model the assumptions are disposed out with the improvements, where to account the delayed neutrons the six point kinetic equations are solved, the temperature dependences of the temperature reactivity coefficient of fuel and specific heat are taken into account, also the final ejected time of transient control rod from reactor core, whose value of reactivity varies in height and the heat dissipation from the fuel are considered. It is found that the theoretical models predict a higher maximum power, lower total released energy and full width at half maximum than the Improved Pulse Model.
Key words: pulse experiment / TRIGA reactor / Improved Pulse Model / Fuchs-Hansen model / pulse physical parameters
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