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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||Sensitivity & Uncertainty Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS TO C5G7-TD BENCHMARK BASED ON THE COST METHOD
School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Published online: 22 February 2021
A method of Covariance-Oriented Sample Transformation (COST) has been proposed in our previous work to provide the converged uncertainty analysis results with a minimal sample size. The transient calculation of nuclear reactor is a key part of the reactor-physics simulation, so the accuracy and confidence of the neutron kinetics results have attracted much attention. In this paper, the Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) function of the high fidelity neutronics code NECP-X has been developed based on our home-developed uncertainty analysis code UNICORN, building a platform for the UQ of the transient calculation. Furthermore, the well-known space-time heterogeneous neutron kinetics benchmark C5G7 and its uncertainty propagation from the nuclear data to the interested key parameters of the core have been investigated. To address the problem of “the curse of dimensionality” caused by the large number of input parameters, the COST method has been applied to generate multivariate normal-distribution samples in uncertainty analysis. As a result, the law of the assembly/pin normalized power and their uncertainty with respect to time after introducing an instantaneous perturbation has been obtained. From the numerical results, it can be observed that the maximum relative uncertainties for the assembly normalized power can up to be about 1.65% and the value for the pin-wise power distributions can be about 2.71%.
Key words: Uncertainty analysis / Covariance-Oriented Sample Transformation / C5G7 benchmark problem / transient modeling and simulation
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