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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||Fuel Performance and Management|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
COMPRESSION OF PINWISE NUCLIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN CMS5
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Published online: 22 February 2021
Pinwise nuclide number density (ND) data from the lattice physics code CASMO5 is compressed using a preconditioned truncated singular value decomposition (TSVD) to reduce storage requirements. Previously only assembly-average or single-pin NDs were optionally saved in the CMS5 few-group cross section library. However, backend analysis has prompted the desire to have pin-by-pin NDs available in the library for use by the SNF code. Adding this data set significantly increases the size of the library, particularly for lattices modeled in full assembly geometry (that is, not in half or octant symmetry). To reduce the required storage, the SVD is used to approximate the entire data with a reduced basis. In the four test cases, compression ratios of 2.7 to 8.5 were achieved for the PWR cases, with maximum errors less than 0.1%. However, the rodded BWR segment proved more difficult, with an average compression ratio of 1.6. One advantage of this technique is that the compression ratio is higher for full-symmetry cases, where the need for the compression is also highest.
Key words: isotopics / compression / SVD
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