EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Sensitivity & Uncertainty Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
BETA EFFECTIVE SENSITIVITY TO NUCLEAR DATA WITHIN THE APOLLO3® NEUTRONIC PLATFORM
CEA, DEN, DER, SPRC, Cadarache, F-13108 Saint Paul lez Durance, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 22 February 2021
In this paper, we present a sensitivity analysis of the beta effective to nuclear data for the UM17x17 experiment that has been performed in the EOLE reactor. This work is carried out using the APOLLO3® platform. Regarding the flux calculation, the standard two-step approach (lattice/core) is used. For what concerns the delayed nuclear data, they are processed to be directly used in the core calculation without going through the lattice one. We use the JEFF-3.1.1 nuclear data library for cross-sections and delayed data. The calculation of k-effective and beta effective is validated against a TRIPOLI4® one while the main sensitivities are validated against direct calculation. Finally, uncertainty propagation is performed using the COMAC-V2.0 covariance library.
Key words: beta effective / perturbation / sensitivity
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