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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Sensitivity & Uncertainty Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
FISSION YIELD UNCERTAINTY PROPAGATION IN MULTI-PASS REFUELING PEBBLE-BED HTGR
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology(INET), Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, Key Laboratory of Advanced Reactor Engineering and Safety of Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Published online: 22 February 2021
Multi-pass refueling scheme is a highlighted feature of pebble bed HTGR which spatially mixes the burnup calculation inside core. Such refueling scheme relate burnup calculation in one region of the core to others and thus affects the uncertainty propagation of nuclear data, e.g. fission product yield. In this work, thermal neutron induced U-235 fission product yield uncertainties are propagated in HTR-PM models with various refueling schemes in V.S.O.P. code. And the effect of multi-pass refueling scheme is studied. Bayesian method is applied to estimate the covariance of fission product yield based on ENDF/B-VII.1 fission yield sub-library. Uncertainty quantification is performed with stochastic sampling method and log-normal based correlated sampling method is used to generate reasonable and self-consistent fission product yield samples. The analyzed results indicate that multi-pass refueling scheme could affect the uncertainty propagation of reactor local responses.
Key words: Multi-pass refueling scheme / fission yield uncertainty / pebble-bed HTGR
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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