EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
GENERATION AND INITIAL VALIDATION OF A NEW CASMO5 ENDF/B-VIII.0 NUCLEAR DATA LIBRARY
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Published online: 22 February 2021
A new nuclear data library for the CASMO5 advanced lattice physics code has been generated based on the recently-released ENDF/B-VIII.0 evaluation. The ENDF/B-VIII.0 evaluation represents the state-of-the-art in nuclear data and features new evaluations from the CIELO project for 1H, 16O, 56Fe, 235U, 238U and 239Pu. A description of the library generation procedure used to process these data into the CASMO5 586 energy group structure is provided. Initial validation of the new ENDF/B-VIII.0-based library, referred to as the E8R0 library, is also presented and involves the comparison of predicted k–eff and fission rate distributions to measurements from various critical experiments. The critical experiments used in the initial validation of the E8R0 library consist of the B&W 1810 series, B&W 1484 series, DIMPLE S06A/B, and TCA reflector experiment with iron plates. The results from the initial validation indicate that the new E8R0 library provides a satisfactory performance in terms of CASMO5 predicted k–eff and fission distributions.
Key words: CASMO / ENDF/B-VIII.0 / lattice physics / critical experiments
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